Essie Davis is phenomenal in the role of the mother on the verge of a mental and physical breakdown. The young Noah Wiseman is equally arresting as the wide-eyed son determined to protect his mother at all costs. Overall, The Babadook is a worthy addition to the psycho-horror genre.
Watch A Prayer for Rain for the subject, if nothing else. And because in this extreme disaster, you will see reflected stories of negligence, cutting corners and exploitation that, 30 years later, still continue to be relevant.