The Babadook: Is This The Scariest Trailer Of The Year?

The first UK trailer for Aussie horror ‘The Babadook’ has arrived and it’s not for the faint-hearted.

In fact, we think it’s probably the scariest trailer of the year so far. Watch it for yourself above… if you dare.

The film debuted to rave reviews at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year with Indiewire dubbing it “a flat-out masterpiece”.

The Babadook
The Babadook

Here’s the official synopsis: Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia (Essie Davis) is at a loss.  She struggles to discipline her ‘out of control’ 6-year-old, Samuel (Noah Wiseman), a son she finds impossible to love.  Samuel’s dreams are plagued by a sinister monster he believes is coming to kill them both.

When a disturbing storybook called ‘The Babadook’ turns up at their house, Samuel is convinced that the Babadook is the creature he’s been dreaming about. His hallucinations spiral out of control and as he becomes more unpredictable and violent, Amelia is genuinely frightened by her son’s behaviour.

But when Amelia begins to see glimpses of a sinister presence all around her, it slowly dawns on her that the thing Samuel has been warning her about may be real.

'The Babadook' is coming to UK cinemas on 24 October, just in time for Halloween.

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