The Babadook was the surprise horror hit of last year with praise from critics and well respected industry veterans. With The Exorcist director William Friedkin comparing the film to Psycho and Alien, stating “I’ve never seen a more terrifying film. It will scare the hell out of you as it did me.”. Yesterday, Icon Film Distribution revealed that the film will be available in the UK on February 16, 2015, on DVD, Blu-Ray and digital platforms.
The film’s synopsis reads:
“Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia (Essie Davis) is at a loss. She struggles to discipline her out of control 6 year-old, Samuel (Noah Wiseman), a son she finds impossible to love. Samuel’s dreams are plagued by a sinister monster he believes is coming to kill them both. When a disturbing storybook called ‘The Babadook’ turns up at their house, Samuel is convinced that the creature in the book is the monster he’s been dreaming about. His hallucinations spiral out of control and as he becomes more unpredictable and violent, Amelia is genuinely frightened by her son’s behaviour.
But when Amelia begins to see glimpses of a sinister presence all around her, it slowly dawns on her that the thing Samuel has been warning her about – The Babadook – may be real after all…”
Check out the release artwork below.