84 minutes | Mar 18th 2021

The Babadook

By listener request, we're answering that knock at the door and letting in The Babadook from 2014. Listen as we discuss the film's roots in fairy tales and silent horror films, examine director Jennifer Kent's meticulous visual style, and comment on the title monster's unlikely role as an LGBTQ pride icon. Warning: Contains explicit language, spoilers, and demonic pop-up books.Our theme song is "Nostalgia TV" by Edward Jonathan Blakeley through Lynne Publishing. Subscribe to our podcast here.Listen to us on Stitcher here.Interested in getting more from this episode? Check out supplemental material for this episode here.Have you spotted the Babadook under your bed at night? How do you deal with chronic insomnia? Want to share any funny anecdotes involving kids and catapults? Leave a comment and keep the conversation going.
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