After earning screams and raves in equal measure at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, The Babadook will finally be making its way to theaters this fall (though, for U.S. audiences, when exactly that will be is still unclear). By all accounts, this one title that horror aficionados won’t want to miss – our very own Emily Estep awarded the film four and a half stars, writing, “With its whimsically ghoulish creation and frightfully real lead performances, The Babadook feels just like that actual nightmare you once had.”
Now, a new trailer has arrived online, providing lots of scares without the spoilers that so often plague previews for movies like this. Furthermore, a slew of new images from The Babadook have also been released, in addition to an eerie poster, all of which you can check out below.
The Babadook arrives in theaters in the U.K. on October 24th, and a U.S. release date is expected to be announced soon.
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.