Anticipation Alert: The Babadook (2014)

How could I not be anticipating a movie called The Babadook?  I mean, seriously.  Try saying the name three times without laughing or smiling.  The Babadook.  The Babadook.  The Babadook.  Ahhhh – but this movie looks like much more than a funny name.

This little Australian gem just had it’s Sundance premiere and is quickly getting big buzz around the horror world.  Set up as a new spin on The Boogeyman storyline, it revolves around a mother dealing with her 6-year-old son who has hallucinations involving a monster straight out of a children’s storybook called, The Babadook.  Obviously, the name grabbed my attention first.  Then the poster grabbed it some more.  But the ultimate grabbing came from the trailer below:

I’m in.  Love the overall tone and it definitely seems as though it will have more than enough creepy moments.  This one is definitely on the radar for 2014, and if I’m ever having a bad day, I’ll just say the name of the movie and everything will be alright.  The Babadook!

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