First Trailer For ‘The Babadook’ Is A Must-See For Horror Fans

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There are dozens of films playing at the Sundance Film Festival this week, and there is absolutely no way we can possibly hope to cover every single one. The best we can do is stay on top of the films we think you will love, and The Babadook looks like it may be one of the best horror imports of 2014.

Coming to us from Australia and premiering in Park City this week, The Babadook is a unique story built on an extremely familiar foundation. 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.

But wait – there’s more.

The monster that plagues her son’s fears is known as the Babadook and it hails from a children’s story that the mother reads her son before bed. The book is filled with descriptions of how the monster will arrive and act, which then begins to play out in the lives of the people who read the book. It’s part Insidious and part Candyman, with a sense of child-like fantasy added to the mix for a few extra scares. You can view the poster and trailer for The Babadook below.

The Babadook has yet to find a distributor, but we are hopeful that this trailer – coupled with the positive reception at Sundance – will help this Australian horror land stateside before the year is out.

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