IFC films has released a new US trailer for the Sundance favourite horror The Babadook, directed by Jennifer Kent.

The film sees a mother attempting to cope with her out of control son, 6 years after the death of her husband.

Essie Davies and Noah Wiseman play the central pair, with support from Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney, Barbara West, and Ben Winspear.

The Babadook is out in Ireland on October 24th, but first it features as part of the IFI Horrorthon.

Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia (Essie Davis) is at a loss. She struggles to discipline her ‘out of control’ 6 year-old, Samuel (Noah Wiseman), a son she finds impossible 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. His hallucinations spiral out of control, he becomes more unpredictable and violent. Amelia, genuinely frightened by her son’s behaviour, is forced to medicate him.

But when Amelia begins to see glimpses of a sinister presence all around her, it slowly dawns on her that the thing Samuel has been warning her about may be real.

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