Trailer Of The Week - The Babadook

It's difficult to know what to make of The Babadook from the trailer. On the one hand, there's a lot here which seems pretty similar to other recent horror offerings such as Sinister and Insidious. And yet the fact that the trailer shows you a lot more than most horror trailers generally choose to suggests one of two things. Either this is a poorly made trailer; or - hopefully - there's something more on offer in writer and director Jennifer Kent's feature debut. The buzz around the film at Sundance thankfully makes the latter a bit more likely. Australia has produced a slow trickle of critically acclaimed cinema over the last few years too, adding extra hope for The Babadook being the breath of Antipodean fresh air the horror genre has needed for some time.

By Ben Broadribb. Ben is a regular contributor to Film Intel, having previously written at Some Like It Hot Fuzz. He is normally seen in the wild wearing t-shirts containing obscure film references. He is a geek, often unashamedly so. He's also on and Twitter.

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