The Babadook ★★★★

Spontaneous Halloween viewing (plus I wanted to see it a second time to refresh me on how it might stack up on my decade list next year). Didn't notice before how every supporting character bears some sort of a resemblance to the Babadook. Or maybe that's just me, or a trick of the light on seeing it through our projector rather than on a TV. I still find the central metaphor more touching than strained, I still think the third act is a little too repetitive, and I still think I would've loved the shit out of that picture book when I was 8.