Monday, January 26, 2015

The Babadook

My wife and I got some time to go to a movie together Saturday night at 10:00 p.m. while Grandpa was around to hang out with Eryn.  So I looked for something interesting and we settled on The Babadook at The St. Anthony Main Theater, next to the recently departed Pracna.  A great movie.  If I was a kid, it would have scared the crap out of me and it was very well done even if you're an adult. Not too fast.  Not all over the jump-in-your-seat shocks.  A solid, building horror.  No idea of why.  And it attacks the single parent family with a semi-special needs child at the heart of the family, turning the mother on her son and making you question what's Babadook and what's a mother frayed to breaking.  It wasn't until we were watching it that we realized we had seen the prototype short, Monster, back when we still had cable and IFC.

Ba, ba, doook, doook, doook.....

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