The Babadook Movie Review (2014) – A Good Horror Movie?

It’s Halloween and I’m in need of a horror film to watch.  I made my selection but is it really worth my time? Time to find out, here is my The Babadook movie review, Blu-ray version of course!

  • The Babadook (2014)
  • Horror
  • Directed By Jennifer Kent
  • Written By Jennifer Kent
  • Music By Jed Kurzel
  • Starring Essie Davis ; Noah Wiseman ; Hayley McElhinney ; Daniel Henshall ; Barbara West ; Ben Winspear
The Babadook Movie Review


It is a 2014 Australian horror film about a mother and her son. The film starts six years after the death of Amelia’s (Essie Davis) husband. Clearly she has never come to terms with her loss. Her six year old son Samuel (Noah Wiseman) fancies himself as a bit of a magician.

Things soon take a turn for the worse following a bedtime story from a book found on the shelf called “The Babadook”   Far from being a pleasant read it is actually rather threatening.

The book is put away however Samuel keeps talking about the “The Babadook” much to the annoyance of his mother. In fact Samuel’s behaviour begins to become violent and unpredictable.

With Amelia becoming less welcome by her family due to her problems moving on from the death of her husband and Samuel’s strange behaviour they retreat more and more into their house. BUT WHAT LIES IN THEIR HOUSE, COULD IT BE THAT THE BABADOOK IS REAL!!!!

Don’t worry I won’t spoil the ending.

Conclusion: The Babadook Movie Review

It should be noted that both Essie Davis & Noah Wiseman put in really great acting performances. The film is well shot although I can’t quite put my finger on it but something is missing which stops this film from being a GREAT film and makes it only a GOOD film.

It has all the right ingredients, good script, acting etc… I know this film has generally received great reviews but for me it didn’t blow me away. Maybe the hype surrounding it built it up to much, in any case this is a good horror movie. Enjoy…

The Babadook is available now on Blu-ray

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The Babadook (2014)



The Babadook (2014) Film Trailer

I’ll leave you with The Babadook trailer

Final Thought: The Babadook (2014)

That was my The Babadook movie review, its a good film but I found it lacked a certain something I can’t quite put my finger on. Have you seen the film?  Do you share my opinion, please leave a comment below as I would love to hear your thoughts.

If you enjoyed my The Babadook movie review then take a look at our The Possession Review.

What Do You Think?
Summary: The Babadook (2014) Blu-ray Review
the babadook movie review

Movie title: The Babadook (2014)

Movie description: Australian horror film about a mother and her son

Duration: 94 mins

Director(s): Jennifer Kent

Actor(s): Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman

Genre: Horror

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A decent horror flick that seems to be lacking a certain something I can’t quite put my finger on.