Wednesday, March 17, 2021

The Babadook - Supplement

While we try to cover as much as we can in our episodes, there's always more to see, hear, and read about a movie that can enhance your viewing experience. If you enjoyed our episode on the The Babadook, here's a few extra bits you might find interesting...

Here's the film's original theatrical trailer:

Here's Monster, the short film that director Jennifer Kent made as an early version of The Babadook:

In this Vanity Fair interview, Kent describes her directing style and philosophy and how she applied them to this film and her follow-up feature The Nightingale:

We mentioned in the episode how the title character has been interpreted as a metaphor for the LGBTQ lifestyle. This Vox article discusses the Babadook's transformation from tormenting spectre to pride icon:

Thanks for listening!

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