Oct 10, 2019
Don't look up - there might be a dapper monster skittering across your ceiling. Don't look down - it might be in the creepy pop-up book you're reading to your child. Marcus and Melissa dive deep into Jennifer Kent's "The Babadook," a terrifying film that combines stunning visuals with a surprisingly realistic take on mental illness. Also, they discuss the Babadook's post-movie life as a gay icon and liken the film to the Persian-language "Under the Shadow."
Quality: 5 (Marcus) / 5 (Melissa). Motion Picture Terror Scale: 5/4+ Did my future wife watch this movie? Nope. Does it pass the Bechdel Test? Yes.
Articles mentioned in this episode:
"10 Surprising Facts About The Babadook," by Garin Pirnia in Mental Floss