While the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah may not seem like a platform for shooting unknown genre films into the public stratosphere, it’s done just that for SAW, THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, THE SIGNAL, and many others. Sundance ’14 is particuarly genre heavy, filled with quite a few horror films that you’ll certainly want to keep your eye one, including Jennifer Kent’s THE BABADOOK.
Funded through Kickstarter two years ago, the Australian psychological-horror will be making its’ world premiere at the fest this weekend, and today the filmmakers have released a madly creepy trailer which you can watch below. Lets hope THE BABADOOK is as scary as it look, because its just become one of my most anticipated.
Six years after the death of her husband, Amelia struggles to discipline her “out-of-control” six-year-old Samuel – a son she finds difficult to love. Samuel’s dreams are plagued by a 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 Babadook is the creature he’s been dreaming about. And when Amelia begins to see glimpses of the creature herself, it slowly dawns on her that the thing Samuel has been warning her about may well be real.