Although having football back for a few weeks may have fooled you, fall did not officially begin until yesterday. If the crisp air and pumpkin-spice-everything isn’t enough to get you in a fall state of mind, how about a spooky flick? To get myself geared up for Halloween, I decided to queue up a horror movie on Netflix the other night. After a long search (isn’t it always on Netflix?) I came across The Babadook, a 2014 Australian psychological thriller about a widowed mother and her son being haunted by an evil creature.
While it might sound like your average run of the mill horror script, The Babadook is anything but average. Despite a modest budget of $2 million that was supplemented by a $30,071 Kickstarter campaign for some finishing touches, The Babadook went on to compete with the big boys at Sundance and ended up as the third highest rated film on Rotten Tomatoes in 2014.