Friday, November 14, 2014

[Movie Plot] If it's in a word, or if it's in a book you can't get rid of the...

Before I watch a horror movie, I make it a point to check its ratings from websites like rottentomatoes or imdb. So I happened upon this recant horror/thriller flick called "Babadook" which garnered at least a 7 out of 10 stars by movie critics. I don't know about you but anything more than 5 stars is good enough for me.

The story starts out really weird. It shows a woman, presumably in her late 30s, thrashing about in her car. The glass window breaks and then there's a bright light ahead. There is a man in the driver's seat. He looks solemn and unperturbed by the woman's unusual predicament. 

The car and man soon disappear, and the woman slowly falls back on bed. All these were happening in slow motion. 

Then the woman wakes up to her kid standing by her bed, telling her that he has had a bad dream. 

As the story develops, we learn that the lady, Amelia, is struggling to cope with life after losing her husband in a car crash. In a twisted kind of irony, the husband was killed driving his pregnant wife to the hospital. To make things worse, Amelia works in a nursing home where she deals with near-deaf patients and organizes bingo every other evening. Fun times!

Amelia's 6-year-old son, Samuel, is basically the kid from 'The Omen', just a lot noisier. I have to warn you that you're in for a lot of screaming and tantrum-throwing for the first half of the movie. (This kid is an amazing actor because you'll fucking despise him).

One night, Amelia allows Samuel to choose any storybook that he would like for her to read. It's called... yes you guessed it: Babadook.

She reads the whole book to Samuel, not realizing that by doing so, she's acknowledging the existence of creepy McAss Babadook. After that, the more you try to get rid of it, the stronger it gets.

So what in the actual fuck is "Babadook"? I don't want to spoil it for you but it's pretty damn obvious if you pay enough attention to the movie (I didn't, so I cheated and read the comments).

Anyway, according to the storybook, Babadook shacks up in the closet and stalks little kids. Amelia freaks out and burns the book but that same book later reappears at her door, untouched.

Amelia's emotional turmoil took a turn for the worst as Babadook slowly wills her to kill Samuel. 

So despite all the positive reviews on this film, I'm not going to be a hypocrite and agree with them because I don't. 

Imho, 4 out of 10 stars for this hipster horror flick.


Weirdest shit for me though, is the way Babadook declares its presence. The closet door creaks open and the house blacks out, which sounds about normal, until Babadook voices out hoarsely; 


But you know what I really think Babadook is?

It likes (to eat) kids. It moves around stealthily, almost animal-like. It can evolve into a stronger entity. It can only say its name. 

Isn't it obvious?

A Pokemon. Babadook is a fucking Pokemon.

1 comment:

sgrmse. said...

Dang. How'd I miss this one.