The Babadook ★★★½

Psychological horror about loss and a creepy pop-up book. Where similar movies often fail in connecting the horror to the drama, or vice versa, Kent succeeds in doing so. No so much a really scary piece, although it has it's nervous moments, but it does what it promises. It crawls under your skin and doesn't let go until the very end. From time to time Essie Davis reminds me of Ellen Burstyn in Requiem for a Dream.

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