nathan smith’s review published on Letterboxd :
basically agree with mike d'angelo on this one. great atmospherics, editing, use of color, and sound, but we essentially know what the monster is from the jump (grief, the mother's inability to cope with the trauma of her husband's death, sexual repression, the domestic burdens of single motherhood, etc.). it's that certainty that makes the film intriguing, but not as genuinely terrifying as it could be. in all honesty, it might not even need the actual babadook; amelia's descent into madness is more frightening than any monster ever could be.