31 Nights of Horror IV, Night 5: The Babadook

31 Nights of Horror IV, Night 5: The Babadook

Three sentences review:

Hype has ruined many movies for me: Shutter Island, The Strangers, Atonement (oddly), and last winter’s horror darling, The Babadook. I thought the acting was amazing (especially the little boy!) and I appreciate the underlying story, but I anticipated the film for way too long before it was released and read one too may “this is the scariest movie I’ve ever seen” reviews to truly enjoy the movie for what it actually means. I really do understand why people like this movie, and intend to give it another watch, but to me, The Babadook will forever be the way I change the lyrics to Major Lazer’s “Bubble Butt”.