Movie Review : Horror Films Essay

1265 Words Nov 10th, 2016 6 Pages
Horror films have dramatically increased in popularity each year. Producers come out with a new horror film in theaters at least every two months, and the results are satisfying to the audience. Almost every horror film tries to come up with something more intense and dreadful. The Babadook was released in 2014 and is still quite mindboggling. Many people do not understand that not all horror films are full of murders and blood. The Babadook is a movie that tests the classifications of being a horror film. To have a successful horror film it is important to have the uncanny perception, the unknown, a stomach twisting plot, and special subliminal effects; The Babadook succeeds every category in a different approach than any other horror film.
The movie The Babadook is classified as a genre of horror, which was released in 2014, and originated in Australia. The film was directed and written by Jennifer Kent. The two main characters in this horror film are Essie Davis (the mother; Amelia) and Noah Wiseman (the son; Samuel). In The Babadook, Amelia reads a book every night to Samuel before he goes bed, and one night he picked a book called Mister Babadook. Mister Babadook was cut short once when the child’s book contained graphic images of death. From there on a series of strange events occurred in their home from Mister Babadook. This film went a lot deeper than the fear of a monster and became an underlying problem that Amelia faced dealing with psychological issues. This…

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