“The Babadook” is a horror movie that is currently available to stream on Netflix. I liked the movie and it definitely accomplished being horrifying.
A widow and her son find a book in their house called the Babadook. After reading the book the house is haunted by a creature named the Babadook that comes and night and knocks on the door three times. Eventually, the mom becomes possessed, which anyone could have seen coming. It only goes downhill from there.
Overall, the plot and conflict were pretty good. Many horror movies have very shallow plot lines. “The Babadook” definitely wasn’t what I would consider deep but had an intricate enough plot and a good twist at the end. Although, the plot was somewhat predictable.
Whether you are looking for a good jump scare or a dark plot, this is the movie. It had many suspenseful parts that had me tucking my head into a pillow. It also had a dark and horrific plot–the type that keeps you up at night. It captured multiple aspects a good horror movie very well, making it all the more scary. I would not at all recommend this movie for a family setting.
In terms of the special effects, it was good but I wasn’t super impressed. With all the technology and amazing movie effects done now I expected more. It was still pretty good and not too cheesy.
When I watch a movie I like to have something to take away, such as a good theme or ethical lesson. When it comes to horror films, I try not to expect much. Some have a good lesson to be learned, such as something about friendship or trust.This movie had absolutely no take away. All it left me with was a fear to be alone at night and hear a knocking on the door.
After watching the movie I would give it an overall rating of 6.5/10. It wasn’t a complete waste of time. If you are looking to be scared then I would recommend this movie. If you are looking for more than that, you might want to find another movie.