Andrea Blythe’s review published on Letterboxd:
As psychological horror, The Babadook wasn't scary so much as creepy. The story of mother dealing and her troubled son being plagued by monster in the closet had a fairy tale feel, which I liked.
Although I get why other reviewers have described the kid and other characters in this movie being annoying. Didn't bother me too much, though, as it fit the storyline.
I liked the music and cinematography, which worked well with slow building of tension that lead to an "interesting" ending. The cutout pop up book style imagery of the monster were cool and creepy and fit with the fairytale feel.
Although I didn't love the movie, per se, it was a good enough that I'll be looking out for more from director Jennifer Kent.