As I sit here in quarantine, I think to myself….what could possibly make this worse. Running out of toilet paper? Running out of oily rags that I could use as mock toilet paper? Or how about being quarantined with the kid from The Babadook!!?? Oh god, no! Anything but that! Well, I will tell you – as much flack as that kid gets (and rightfully so) for being an annoying obnoxious little shit, he’s got nothing on my boy Bob from the 1981 Italian ridiculousness called The House By The Cemetery.
Now, if you’ve seen the movie – then you know all about Bob. A little boy with an uncanny high-pitched (almost middle-aged woman’s) voice that will surely have you looking for cotton to stuff into your abused earholes. It wasn’t all Bob’s fault, mind you – the main culprit was terrible English dubbing (as was the case in a lot of Italian horror movies from the 70’s and 80’s). Now, I must warn you. The clip below is not for the squeamish. I don’t mean because it’s gory, but…..well…..you’ll see (or should I say hear). Take it away, Bob!
Oh you know the Mom wanted to keep his shrill-voice having ass locked in that basement. I ain’t saying that I want a kid to die in a horror movie, but…….I would understand. God bless whoever strung together those clips of dear old Bob for all of us to enjoy on Youtube! Btw – Bob really hit that high note with that scream when he saw the decapitated head, didn’t he??
Well, this post was just to show you that the kid from The Babadook isn’t the only kid in a horror movie that deserves to die a slow agonizing death. I mean that in the kindest, gentlest way possible of course. But go check out The House By The Cemetery on Shudder if you haven’t seen it. Oh, who am I kidding – I just scared everyone away with the 3 1/2 minute Bob-A-Thon.
I usually have a pretty high tolerance when it comes to unruly, misbehaving, screaming kids. I do, after all, have 3 nephews that I’ve experienced in my lifetime. Oh sure, some might even say that Damien, the Devil’s child, is one of the brattiest kids ever. But I’ve got news for you Damien. There’s a kid who’s even more evil than you. More annoying for sure. And definitely more capable of making someone put a gun in their mouth. Let’s meet Samuel from the 2014 horror movie, The Babadook!
Spoiler alerts coming for those who haven’t seen The Babadook. Now, if Mister Babadook was in fact real – I would have loved to see him grab Samuel by the head and spin it around on his neck like a top. A bit harsh you say? Why don’t you try watching the above clip again. I double dog dare you. I guess in the grand scheme of things, the kid actor who played Samuel (Noah Wiseman) actually did do a good job because he was meant to assist throwing his mother Amelia (Essie Davis) into a psychological downward spiral. Mission accomplished, Samuel! And you made the audience want to never have children and made the guys want to wear three condoms when they have sex. Now let’s end this with a nice, sweet, innocent picture of little Samuel to show he’s just like a regular kid.
2015 is upon us. Which means it’s time to look back on the year that was in the world of horror movies. To be honest, I was a bit underwhelmed as far as horror goes in 2014. But there were some stand-outs and some pleasant surprises, so let’s get into my Top 5 Horror Movies Of 2014! Continue reading →
Time to loosen up the belt buckle after eating 15 pounds of turkey and stuffing with heavy gravy and give thanks for a few things. And what am I thankful for? Well I’m glad you asked! Because here are my five things that I am thankful for this year. Continue reading →
‘If it’s in a word or in a look, you can’t get rid of The Babadook’
Ok – well that’s a frightening sentence. What the hell ever happened to harmless children’s tales like The Cat In The Hat? Welcome to the world of the Australian horror film The Babadook, and welcome to this year’s version of The Conjuring. Continue reading →
Nothing says Thanksgiving weekend like a good horror movie! I’m being sarcastic of course, which is why I was I bit perplexed to find out that one of the buzziest and best reviewed horror movies so far this year is being released on November 28th. I’m talking about the fun-to-say flick The Babadook, and if you ask me, those involved missed out on a big opportunity to open this on Halloween weekend. My gripes aside, I’m here to talk about the new trailer and the 5 things that I learned from it. Roll the clip!
1. It’s never ok to push a little girl out of a treehouse
2. Pop-up books are awesome
3. The mother really needs to wash her hands
4. Books apparently can actually hurt you
5. I’ll most likely soil myself after watching The Babadook
Bottom line: The Babadook looks great and looks deserving of all of the praise that it’s receiving. I guess I can wait until November 28th, but this movie just looks like it’s begging to be watched during Halloween. I guess there’s always Annabelle for that. How depressing……
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!