The Babadook ★★★★

Very painful watch; brutal. Spectacular performances, accurate familial grief dynamics, tight technical craft, & extreme psychological suspense make this worth the hype. That said, this is scariest when it isn’t trying to be & laughable when it is. There are some moments that are so over the top that it teeters into parody unfortunately. Still highly commendable, definitely worth a watch if you like The Exorcist, The Invitation, & especially Hereditary. Imagine going from this to The Nightingale 💩

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