Opening this weekend – The Babadook
This weekend, The Babadook comes to Vancity Theatre, beginning Friday Dec 5.
The Babadook is a 2014 Australian horror film, written and directed by Jennifer Kent, and based on her 2005 short Monster. The BabadookÂ was shown at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim.
Fantasy/horror buffs will catch whiffs of Neil Gaiman, Charles Addams and Edward Gorey in the story of a pop-up kids’ book that unleashes an evil spirit, The Babadook.
Production costs were primarily provided by Screen Australia and the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC), but Kent also raised US$30,071 on the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter.
The film stars Essie Davis and Noah Wiseman as a mother and son who have to confrontÂ the top-hatted being.
For showtimes and tickets, visit viff.org.