Aussie knockout “THE BABADOOK” gets a U.S. dateMovies/TV,News Michael Gingold
After winning much-deserved raves at festivals around the world, the Australian horror film THE BABADOOK finally has a debut date to impress a wider U.S. audience.
Fango has learned that IFC Films will release THE BABADOOK November 28 under the IFC Midnight banner; exact venues have yet to be announced. Jennifer Kent wrote and directed this excellent psychological frightfest, which features superb performances by Essie Davis and Noah Wiseman. The synopsis: “Young widow Amelia [Davis] lives with her 7-year-old son, Samuel [Wiseman], who seems to get odder by the day. His father’s death in an accident when driving Amelia to the hospital to give birth to him may have something to do with the boy’s unnerving behavior, which scares other children and perhaps even his own mother. But when a sinister children’s book called MISTER BABADOOK mysteriously appears—and keeps reappearing—Amelia begins to wonder if there’s a presence in the house more disturbed than her son. Jennifer Kent’s visually stunning debut genuinely frightens us with the revelation that the things that go bump in the night may be buried deep inside our psyches, not just in the basement.” See our review here, and keep your eyes on this site and FANGORIA magazine for future coverage.