Film Review: The Babadook

Posted on by 5WC in Film

I’m not usually a fan of horror movies, I’ve never really seen the appeal of intentionally¬†scaring yourself as a form of enjoyment, yet for some reason I have been drawn to The Babadook. Talk of it being a true horror film, the scariest film of modern times and an exquisite example of the genre all sowing the seed of longing to see it; to let it frighten me.

Annoyingly I missed in on the big screen last Halloween and so have had to wait patiently for it to arrive on Bluray. And having now seen it, I can say that in part I think the bigger screen you see it on the better. The safety, the normality of watching it on a television, in an ambient lit room somehow reducing the impact I felt from it.  Read more