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Independent Women: THE BABADOOK
October 26, 2017 @ 9:30 pm
“Kent understands the pleasure, and the humor, of horror, even as she explores the genre’s potential for delivering richer social and psychological meanings.” – Dana Stevens, Slate
“The Babadook” is the rare horror tale that’s also a triumph of empathy.” – Inkoo Kang, The Wrap
“DOOOOOOOOK”- Shayana Filmore, Independent Women Curator & Host
Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia (Essie Davis) is at a loss. She struggles to discipline her ‘out of control’ 6 year-old, Samuel (Noah Wiseman), a son she finds impossible to love. Samuel’s dreams are plagued by a monster he believes is coming to kill them both. When a disturbing storybook called ‘The Babadook’ turns up at their house, Samuel is convinced that the Babadook is the creature he’s been dreaming about. His hallucinations spiral out of control, he becomes more unpredictable and violent. Amelia, genuinely frightened by her son’s behaviour, is forced to medicate him. But when Amelia begins to see glimpses of a sinister presence all around her, it slowly dawns on her that the thing Samuel has been warning her about may be real [Synopsis courtesy of IFC].
Costumes are strongly encouraged!
Dir. Jennifer Kent. 2014. 95 min.