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THE BABADOOK

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THE BABADOOK

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 89m 56s

Release date 24/10/2014

BBFCInsight strong supernatural threat, bloody images

Genre(s) Horror

Director(s) Jennifer Kent

Cast includes Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall, Tiffany Lyndall-Knight, Benjamin Winspear, Noah Wiseman, Carmel Johnson

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 14/10/2014

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE BABADOOK is a horror thriller about a widowed mother and her young son, who are terrorised by a character that comes to life from a children's book.

Threat

There are scenes of sustained threat in a domestic setting, which begin as psychological terror inflicted by a supernatural force, then become a strong physical danger to the woman and her child.

Violence

Violent attacks, resulting in bloody aftermath.

There are two uses of strong language ('f**k') and a scene of implied masturbation.

Details

Title
THE BABADOOK
Year
2015
Distributor(s)
Icon Home Entertainment
Classified date(s)
20/01/2015
Main language
English
Submitted run time
89m 56s
BBFC reference
AVF315771
Remarks
Widescreen

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles

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Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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