With less than one week left until Christmas Day, everyone seems to be in the holiday spirit, even an evil presence like The Babadook. To celebrate in true Babadook fashion, IFC Films has released a special animated video, dubbed "How The Babadook Stole Christmas," which may not be appropriate for younger viewers. However, if you're in need of some twisted yuletide fun, then this video should be right up your alley, especially since this thriller from first-time filmmaker Jennifer Kent is one of the most frightening movies you may see all year.
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.
Take a look at this animated video below from The Babadook. Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney, Barbara West and Barbara West co-star in this terrifying thriller, which is currently playing in limited release and is also available on VOD formats.