Said to be the most terrifying horror film of the year, we have two very brief, yet highly effective clips for The Babadook to show you tonight.
While the two clips run for less than a minute, they perfectly show just how the film has been dubbed the most frightening film of the year. The build up of suspense out of literally nothing (a hat and coat, a man on the TV) show terrific skill from director Jennifer Kent, and if this kind of fear factor can be created out of things so simple, then I have no doubts the proper horror scenes will have fans shaking like a leaf. This really does look like great stuff!
Also included below is a previous clip which also shows off some very powerful scares, and of course how could I not include that quite wonderful UK trailer that was released a short while ago.
Icon Film Distribution will release the acclaimed hit horror THE BABADOOK in UK and Irish cinemas on 24 October.
Written and directed by Jennifer Kent, THE BABADOOK has terrified audiences since it premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and had its UK premiere at Film4 FrightFest on 23 August at Vue West End in London’s Leicester Square.
Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia (Essie Davis) is at a loss. She struggles to discipline her ‘out of control’ 6-year-old, Samuel (Noah Wiseman), a son she finds impossible to love. Samuel’s dreams are plagued by a sinister monster he believes is coming to kill them both.
When a disturbing storybook called ‘The Babadook’ turns up at their house, Samuel is convinced that the Babadook is the creature he’s been dreaming about. His hallucinations spiral out of control, and as he becomes more unpredictable and violent, Amelia is genuinely frightened by her son’s behaviour.
But when Amelia begins to see glimpses of a sinister presence all around her, it slowly dawns on her that the thing Samuel has been warning her about may be real.