You’re going to want to leave the lights on after watching the first trailer for Jennifer Kent’s indie slice of horror, The Babadook. With its upcoming premiere at Sundance, the film’s first trailer has been released and it’s an absolute bone chiller. It’s definitely one of the creepiest trailers we’ve been treated to lately and sets up what looks like a pretty terrifying little flick. I love the fact that it focuses on just two characters, a mother and her son, who become tormented by an evil creature out of a child’s storybook; the result looks absolutely horrifying. Hopefully the early word out of Sundance will be just as good as the trailer!
Six years after the death of her husband, Amelia struggles to discipline her out of control 6-year-old Samuel – a son she finds difficult to love. Samuel’s dreams are plagued by a monster he believes is coming to kill tem both. When a disturbing storybook called “The Babadook” turns up at their house, Samuel is convinced that the Babdook is the creature he’s been dreaming about. And when Amelia begins to see glimpses of the creature herself, it slowly dawns on her that the thing Samuel has been warning her about may well be real.
The Babadook stars Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney, Barbara West and Ben Winspear. Check out the trailer below!