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Australian Horror Movie The Babadook gets European release, but nothing for regional Australia

Okay Icon just what the hell is the story here, the Euros are getting the movie toot sweet and regional Australia is left out in the cold once again!
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Icon Film Distribution have announced release dates for Jennifer Kent's stunning The Babadook but I'm not seeing an Australian disc release date, heaven forbid we in the regions would get a cinema release! The Babadook will be chilling audiences in U.K and Irish cinemas on October 24th, sorry we would like to tell you why the movie is so good but can't as we haven't seen it. Might be hammering this point a tad too much.

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 sinister 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 and as he becomes more unpredictable and violent, Amelia is genuinely frightened by her son’s behaviour.

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.”

If you check out short movie section the short Jennifer Kent based her movie on has been reviewed and is available for viewing.

Published on 30 July 2014

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