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Every week, Imported Horror brings you the best of fiendish ghouls, bloodthirsty zombies and creepy ghosts from beyond the shining seas. We explore international horror movies and television shows from around the globe that are readily available on American streaming services. All episodes are spoiler-free.

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