Monday, December 1, 2014

The Babadook

I've never seen a more terrifying film than THE BABADOOK. It will scare the hell out of you as it did me.
 
William Friedkin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yADoJjCtmOE

18 comments:

Holy Tarra said...

Cooooool!!!!!! I can't wait. Seems like good horror flicks are hard to find but I never give up looking.

Der Krampus said...

Hmmmmm, I am skeptical...but I will see it anyways!

orang3lazaru5 said...

I just saw this film last night. It's incredible. So creepy, no jump scares or gore, tons of silence...it just gets under your skin and stays there. A few awful moments are broadcast a mile away...and the dread of waiting for them to play out is agonizing. it's perfect. I thought the last act was a bit odd until I realized that it's absolute metaphor. As long as you can appreciate that, it won't seem as silly as I think some people are touting it. I highly recommend this film, it's truly unsettling, and heart wrenchingly relatable to people who have experienced certain things...

Jay's Shadow said...

I with Der Krampus, kind of weary on it but will still watch.

HEY, I just bought a Krampus shirt on Amazon. Woo Hoo.

Adam said...

this looks awesome!!!!

girl6 said...

ohhhhhh yes, i saw this preview somewhere(?)..i remember thinking, it had like an older, sorta old school movie, vibe to it. & the book is SO awesome looking too, would love to own a copy!

Sara said...

Wow, that trailer just scared me to death. Lol. I think it's worse for me because I have little kids. I've been ranting for quite some time that if horror films want to be really scary, or at least really disturbing, they need to involve children in real peril. This one looks legit. This trailer really freaked me out, lol. Like it's broad daylight and I'm looking at my closet door and I'm scared. Well done. Don't know if I'll have the guts to watch this.

girl6 said...

i'm hoping Babadook eats the f*** outta that kid...<333333333333333333

Rot said...

haha
perfect.

Willow Cove said...

Girl6- That should be the tag line!

Hal9thou said...

Saw it On Demand this past weekend. Excellent movie. The viewer can take it at face value or go with the metaphor slant. It works well either way. Creepy as hell. I love a good, ambiguous horror movie done right!

girl6 said...

Yayyyyyyyy!!

WC..can ya hear me shaking my bright orange pom poms.
HAHAHA!!.. : D
<33333333

The Creeping Cruds said...

This film works because the kid is utterly convincing. Trailer almost seems to lump it in with the rest of the typical horror offerings of today (occulus, etc) but this is not that movie.
I know certain folks that will hate it because of the ambiguous final bits but it really is a gem..

Arcane said...

Honestly, I went into this with low expectations even thought the trailer looked very intriguing. Ultimately I was very surprised. It has it all...acting, story, score, mood, atmosphere, practical effects, camera angles, all fantastic. And there was no CGI to be found. Simply put, this movie freaked me out!

girl6 said...

OMG...we watched this & it was Pure love for me..Perfect movie, wonderful direction & acting, very scary too..i've fallen completely in love with this flick (i totally agree with Hal9thou's comment)
Oh & the director is a former actress (not sure if she still acts) i'm hoping to hear some commentary from her on this film in the future.

Oh & we also watched "the taking of debra logan"..
Brrrrrrr...gave me the Creepies & i hardly ever use the word creepy...hahahaha..i liked it!!!

Rot said...

we watched logan too...that scene in the mine! with the "chewing"!
Sweet lord...VERY creepy.

girl6 said...

HAHAHAHA!!!..
yesssss...i'll swallow you whole or your soul or..Brrrrrrrrrrrrr...talk about a BIG mouth : D

Ohhhhhh & the switchboard scene!!!
OMGGGG...hahahaha!!!..omg.omg.<3.

Amy said...

Just watched this, and it might be the scariest movie I've ever seen. Felt exhausted when it was over. The images on the late night tv were pure genius..creepy as hell.

Spent 45 minutes looking for the book, only to find out there was a crowd funded campaign for a real copy, but they are all sold out. All 6,200 of them :(