Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Trailer Park Tuesdays - The Babadook

Welcome to Trailer Park Tuesdays, where I like to share a movie trailer for a new and upcoming release, usually something that is flying low on the radar.

This week, we got The Babadook!
Have you heard about The Babadook?  It's been making the festival rounds and has been released in limited markets and, seemingly, everywhere it goes it has been garnering really positive reviews and great word of mouth.  William Friedkin called the film "an intense experience" and that he "has never seen a more terrifying film."  High praise from the guy who made The Exorcist!

So what is The Babadook?  From the official website:
"The film tells of a single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, who battles her son's night time fear of a shadowy monster.  But soon, she discovers a sinister presence is lurking in the house."

I'm sold.  The premise is solid, and from what I've read, the cast is fantastic, especially Essie Davis and Noah Wiseman as the mother-son duo, with their fractured relationship making up the backbone of the picture.  Here, check out the official trailer and see what you think:

I love that the monster has its roots in a children's pop-up book, a book that you can now buy a copy of!

Check out these reviews HERE HERE and HERE in case you're not quite sold or if you want to know more.

The Babadook is playing in NY and LA right now and will be spreading out into other markets during December.  Want to see it in a theater?  Head over the their Facebook page and see if it's playing in your town (it plays in my town, Portland, OR, at the Living Room Theaters starting Dec 19!).  Otherwise I think it might be available on VOD and things like that, so check it out.

The Babadook.  Silly name, scary movie.

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