The Babadook on April 14

Babadook

“I’ve never seen a more terrifying film than The Babadook. It will scare the hell out of you as it did me.” William Friedkin

“A smart, darkly drawn modern-day horror movie of monsters, memories and mothers.” -Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times

IFC Midnight and Scream Factory Present the Critically Acclaimed Horror Phenomenon The Babadook –    Special Edition Blu-ray, Standard Blu-ray and DVD Available Everywhere April 14th, 2015 from Scream Factory!

If it’s in a word, or it’s in a look, you can’t get rid of The Babadook. This chillingly prophetic refrain haunts the worldwide sleeper hit The Babdook, the engrossingly eerie tale of a widowed  mother and her troubled young son.  On April 14th, 2015, this critically acclaimed psychological thriller makes its Blu-ray and DVD debut from Scream Factory, in partnership with IFC Midnight. The Special Edition Blu-ray, housed in a striking limited run pop-up package, comes loaded with bonus features, including theatrical trailers and an in-depth look behind-the-scenes of the making of The Babadook with cast and crew interviews (Creating The Book with illustrator Alex Juhasz, A Tour of the House SetThe StuntsJumping the stairs,Special Effects: The Stabbing Scene); as well as deleted scenes and director Jennifer Kent’s award-winning short film MONSTER.

The standard Blu-ray and DVD editions include the theatrical trailers and a look behind-the-scenes of the making of The Babadook with cast and crew interviews (Creating The Book with illustrator Alex Juhasz, A Tour of the House SetThe StuntsJumping the stairsSpecial Effects: The Stabbing Scene). Fans can pre-order their copies by visiting ShoutFactory.com.

Named one of the Top Ten Films of 2014 by the New York Time’s A.O Scott, New York Magazine’s David Edelstein, and Slate’s Dana Stevens, The Babadook is one of the most celebrated genre films in recent history. Winner of three 2015 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards, including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay and Best Direction, The Babadook has earned rave reviews from critics and audiences alike. Star Essie Davis’ captivating performance as the tormented Amelia has won Best Actress at Fantastic Fest, Sitges International Film Festival, and the Toronto After Dark Film Festival; as well as earning Best Actress nominations from across the globe, including San Francisco Film Critics Circle, London Critics Circle, Houston Film Critics Society and the Australian Film Institute. Heralded as deeply heartfelt yet genuinely frightening, The Babadook is a must-own for all fans of genre cinema.

The Babadook Synopsis:

Where there is imagination, there is darkness and from within that darkness lurks a being of unfathomable terror…

Amelia (AFI Award winner Essie Davis – The Matrix Revolutions, Girl with a Pearl Earring) is a single mother plagued by the violent death of her husband. When a disturbing storybook called Mister Babadook turns up at her house, she is forced to battle with her son’s deep-seated fear of a monster. Soon she discovers a sinister presence all around her. A chilling tale of unseen and otherworldly horror in the haunting tradition of The Conjuring and The Orphanage, Jennifer Kent’s visceral journey into the heart of fear itself is as terrifying as it is believable.

Special Edition Blu-ray Bonus Features:

  • Jennifer Kent’s short film MONSTER
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Limited run pop-up package
  • Cast and Crew interviews and a look behind-the-scenes of the making of The Babadook:
  • Creating The Book with illustrator Alex Juhasz
  • A Tour of the House Set
  • The Stunts: Jumping the stairs
  • Special Effects: The Stabbing Scene
  • Theatrical Trailers

Standard Blu-ray Bonus Features

  • Cast and Crew interviews and a look behind-the-scenes of the making of The Babadook:
  • Creating The Book with illustrator Alex Juhasz
  • A Tour of the House Set
  • The Stunts: Jumping the stairs
  • Special Effects: The Stabbing Scene
  • Theatrical Trailers

DVD Edition Bonus Features:

  • Cast and Crew interviews and a look behind-the-scenes of the making of The Babadook:
  • Creating The Book with illustrator Alex Juhasz
  • A Tour of the House Set
  • The Stunts: Jumping the stairs
  • Special Effects: The Stabbing Scene
  • Theatrical Trailers