Iain Dickie’s review published on Letterboxd:
The thing I liked about The Babadook is that it didn't go for the cheap scares, the quiet then loud scares that most average horror does. The demon of the title is given life by suffering, loss and gulit from mother and son following the death of their husband/father.
The film takes a while to introduce the beast, showing at first the struggles between the pair and everyone they are close, as the evil grows, the haunting gets worse.
I was never really scared, the Babadook's voice was the most effective thing for me, plus I wasn't expecting the ending.
Edit - The more I think about the film the more I like and admire it, the whole way fear was used was excellent.