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The Babadook (2014)

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 Molière. The film stars Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel HenshallHayley McElhinney, Barbara West, and Ben Winspear. It is based on the 2005 short film Monster, also written and directed by Kent.

The film premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival on 17 January, and generated attention and critical acclaim in the United States and Europe, grossing $10.3 million against a $2 million budget. It was initially not a commercial success in Australia and was given a limited release in art house theatres, beginning on 22 May 2014.


  • Essie Davis as Amelia Vanek
  • Noah Wiseman as Samuel Vanek
  • Hayley McElhinney as Claire
  • Daniel Henshall as Robbie
  • Barbara West as Gracie Roach
  • Ben Winspear as Oskar Vanek
  • Cathy Adamek as Prue Flannery
  • Craig Behenna as Warren Newton
  • Chloe Hurn as Ruby
  • Jacquy Phillips as Beverly
  • Bridget Walters as Norma
  • Adam Morgan as Sergeant
  • Charlie Holtz as Kid No. 2
  • Tim Purcell as the Babadook
  • Hachi as Bugsy
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