Creepy Trailer for Sundance Entry, 'The Babadook'

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This Jennifer Kent written and directed Australian film managed to creep out the critics at Sundance and this trailer will probably do the same to you. "The Babadook" is an imaginary monster that merely lives in a book. Or does it? "It's just a book. It can't hurt you." Okay.

Yes, all children see monsters but certainly not like this one. The synopsis is below and then check out the trailer for this 2014 Sundance entry. Update: Daily Dead is reporting that as of Saturday, January 25, IFC Midnight announced that they have acquired rights to release the movie in the US and Latin America. No word on when it will be available for viewing.

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 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, he becomes more unpredictable and violent. Amelia, genuinely frightened by her son's behaviour, is forced to medicate him. 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.

-Larissa Mrykalo