The Babadook is the type of film to bring us back to childhood, the night sleeping alone in a darkened space, imagined bogeymen peeking out here and there, scared to pull the covers closed head whenever any public noises emitted. So Nextphim sincere advice when you do not review movies go see this movie alone, and if not find anyone to accompany the country should be prepared fully corn, to which deflect fears.
The Babadook: Subconscious or devil
I see, I learn, I write about a lot of genres are different, the most popular is romance or action, criminal or films anonymous South Lam because basically films like there’s a lot to explore and so many aspects of the humanities to develop arguments, development articles.
But actually I like and frequently watch horror movies and definitely works famous horror or cocoons the viewer, from the mild to the severe capital terrible I will see through, but I do not write about it much because the purpose before my watch is to entertain, not to use all the knowledge stored from brain and calories for analysis or recording.
And whether there are a lot of movie watching horror genre, but only 3 films that I will remember for the elderly, it was The Shining, Sixth Sense and horror of all is The Babadook. Up to the present time, it was already 5 years from the day see The Babadook, but I still do not dare to look back, to the point when sitting writing this, the feeling of the old days it came rushing back makes me cold wave back.
The Babadook will sound very simple if we just heard this is a mother, a widow, is raising a son in the house was haunted, not prominent nor unique, one very old motif on line horror film, it is like a recipe concocted available for when we heard, we knew it was horror.
But it is not as simple as that, the visible part of the movie is like a warm-before director Jennifer Kent take us to the definition of “horror” of her, and this made me despise The Babadook because at I thought that simple, book-shaped ghost, nothing is scary! Haunted house, then there is nothing scary!
So I watched it at home alone and obsessed take the next 5 years dared not open to review. The Babadook covered by dark gray, as evidenced by earlier Kent had intended to transfer color to black and white film because she is affected by the old movie line.
With a limited budget, Jennifer Kent did not take too much to the stuff subliminal, but instead, she filmed with the kind of lens 32mm and transferred to 14mm, these tricks as fast and slow motion or even have stop motion to present changes expression, think of the mother Amelia (by Essie Davis played) and Samuel (by Noah Wiseman played) an honest and frequency of monster to form in the film as well very few but always pushed us to the peak of fear by psychological pressure.
The Babadook did something that most all of the other horror movies do not do it is to make the audience empathize with the characters, especially for the mother Amelia when she was diagnosed with depression after born because boy Samuel birth date was the day she lost the man of her life. With the segment of the film we always found between the two main characters have a gap on specific mental, expressed through scenes sitting eating, driving scene of mother and son, Amelia …
The weakness of your sex life as well as the pressure of parenting also makes Amelia suppressed and destroyed by nobody else but herself. Thin face, pale, sickly body with the illusion that we do not know which demon chose the mother and daughter or Amelia imagined it wounds the spirit that she could not overcome.
This is a film clarified spiritual matters the most I’ve ever seen when everything is vague, when the oxygen of Amelia was exhausted by herself and the reasons for the passivity of the past and the demons were workers opportunities that lend body, or that they’re the reason Amelia was obsessed with his own, the demon lies deep within herself.
With content carries a very high humanity and empathy help us to understand the women in today’s society when postpartum depression is increasingly common. Horror film will not have the screen to scare classics makes you vomit, or scream comfortable because The Babadook exploit fears hidden deep in the subconscious, that we only see the monster through pages or only its shadow, but the the Babadook has become one of the best horror movies of recent years. And the pain, fear what is it? Fear of loneliness, fear of pressure, fear of the dark … that these fears cause us to lose mind the inherent stability.