The Babadook ★★★★★

Holy crap. What we have here, ladies and gentlemen, in my mind, is an instant horror classic. I found it to be profoundly unsettling right from the very first frame. My stomach was in knots the entire time. I really struggle to find a single fault with it apart from maybe the kid being a bit annoying but that is minor compared to the psychological hellscape that this movie puts the mother and the viewer through. There was actually a point where I thought I was going to have to take a break. That almost never happens. In fact, I would wager that I haven't reacted this strongly to a modern horror movie in at least five years. There isn't a single doubt in my mind that this will be one I revisit many, many times.