The Babadook is a 2014 Australian horror film, written and directed by Jennifer Kent and starring Essie Davis and Daniel Henshall. The film is produced by Causeway Films and is based on the short film MONSTER, also written and directed by Kent in 2005. The film was shown at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and received critical praise.
A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.
- January 17, 2014 (Sundance Film Festival)
- May 22, 2014 (Australia)
- October 24, 2014 (UK)
- November 28, 2014 (US)