A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.
Amelia (Essie Davis) is a widow who lost her husband in a heart-breaking stroke of shit luck: he was killed in a car accident while driving to the delivery of their first son. Now six years old, young Sam (Noah Wiseman) has begun to develop behavioral problems and incestuous tendencies, and their neighbors have become increasingly distant as a result. When Amelia discovers a ominously-covered, never-before-seen pop-up book called The Babadook on Sam's shelf, she decides to immediately debut it as a bedtime story.
Director: Jennifer Kent
Casting: Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall, Noah Wiseman, Tim Purcell, Tiffany Lyndall-Knight, Cathy Adamek, Hayley McElhinney, Benjamin Winspear, Adam Morgan, Craig Behenna and others
Producer: Kristina Ceyton, Kristian Moliere
Music: Jed Kurzel
Cinematography: Radek Ladczuk