Movies Like The Babadook

movies like babadook

by All Horror on November 01st, 2018 | |

As a widowed mother tries and fails to deal with the violent death of her husband she also has trouble coping with her son in the Australian horror film, The Babadook. Finding herself annoyed at every outburst from her son a mysterious book appears in her home filled with scary and violent imagery. She tries to burn it, but it only reappears and the feature depicted within begins to show up in real life, making her look insane to the rest of the world. This slow burn horror exists as a metaphor for the all-consuming feeling grief and proves that some monsters can’t be killed, only tamed.

Other movies like The Babadook

Hereditary (2018)

After their reclusive grandmother passes away, the Graham family tries to escape the dark fate they’ve inherited.

Under the Shadow (2016)

As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war torn Tehran of the 80s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home.

The Others (2001)

Grace is a religious woman who lives in an old house kept dark because her two children, Anne and Nicholas, have a rare sensitivity to light. When the family begins to suspect the house is haunted, Grace fights to protect her children at any cost in the face of strange events and disturbing visions.

The Innocents (1961)

A young governess for two children becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted.

The Tall Man (2012)

When her child goes missing, a mother looks to unravel the legend of the Tall Man, an entity who allegedly abducts children.

Goodnight Mommy (2014)

In the heat of the summer lays a lonesome house in the countryside where nine year old twin brothers await their mother’s return. When she comes home, bandaged after cosmetic surgery, nothing is like before and the children start to doubt whether this woman is actually who she says she is.

Light Out (2016)

When Rebecca left home, she thought she left her childhood fears behind. Growing up, she was never really sure of what was and wasn’t real when the lights went out…and now her little brother, Martin, is experiencing the same unexplained and terrifying events that had once tested her sanity and threatened her safety. A frightening entity with a mysterious attachment to their mother, Sophie, has reemerged.

The Ward (2010)

A thriller centered on an institutionalized young woman who becomes terrorized by a ghost.

Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)

Just as Dan and Kristi welcome a newborn baby into their home, a demonic presence begins terrorizing them, tearing apart their perfect world and turning it into an inescapable nightmare. Security cameras capture the torment, making every minute horrifyingly real.

The Sixth Sense (1999)

A psychological thriller about an eight year old boy named Cole Sear who believes he can see into the world of the dead. A child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe comes to Cole to help him deal with his problem, learning that he really can see ghosts of dead people.

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