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The Babadook – Streaming in Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, & iTunes

The Babadook – Streaming in Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, & iTunes

I was led to this week’s selection because I was specifically looking for something “family” oriented. I’ll be getting married this week and originally wanted to find a horror movie streaming for free specific to marriage… no such luck. Anyway this has been touted by many as the best or one of the best horror movies of all time. I’m pretty sure every movie claims that but whatever. (In fairness, the director of The Exorcist said it was the scariest movie he’d ever seen.)

Oh man, look at that… Mom, dog and kid looking under the bed. I’m scared. Anything involving going to sleep, being asleep or my dark bedroom has always been a scary thing for me so I may be their target audience.

The Babadook is a 2014 Australian psychological horror film written and directed by Jennifer Kent in her directorial debut, and produced by Kristina Ceyton and Kristian Moliere. The film stars Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney, Barbara West, and Ben Winspear. It is based on the 2005 short film Monster, also written and directed by Kent. (By the way, Monster is definitely worth a watch as well!)

This is a good old-fashioned ghost story. It uses real tension and horror, combined with a gripping, powerful screenplay.  Essie Davis and Noah Wiseman are extraordinary and it’s a breakthrough debut from director Jennifer Kent.

I’m not giving you sh*t on the plot details, don’t be lazy. Just watch it FFS.

I’m giving this one 4.5 out of 5 Luchadors


Note from Jenn: The Babadook recently has new infamy as a gay icon. It started as an obscure joke on Tumblr, but then people started showing up in Babadook costumes at Pride events this summer, which made him seem about 5% less terrifying to me, the scaredy baby who actually watched this terrifying movie for some reason and could barely sleep afterwards. I prefer gay icon Babadook. But the movie will definitely scare the pants off of you.


About The Author


B. Nevin is the new cohost of the Waiting for the Train podcast. Since she doesn’t write anything I have to do her bio for her. I’m guessing that her spelling is poor and her grammar lacking, which is a shame because those are the traits we look for in writers. And I heard tell that in real life she is a beautician or a mortician or something. Sort of the same job when you think about it. Weird. If you ask her, she will tell you she’s “the talent” but I am not sure she knows what that means. Unless she swallows bubble gum and blows fart bubbles with her butt while we are recording all I am getting is the same banter she gives the housewives and corpses while she…makeups them. I need to check these resumes more closely when they come in!


  1. B Jennings

    I sweatergod I wrote dis lolololololol

    • cider

      I know, yikes, sorry. I fixed it! LOL

  2. Acadia Einstein

    Never saw it – hmm. Maybe it’s worth a look.

    • cider

      Fam you should definitely watch it, and the short story it’s based on too, which I was too scared to finish. JFC lol.


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