Dec 19 to Dec 20
Friday & Saturday 2pm, 10:30pm
Dir. Jennifer Kent - 2014 - 94m - Australia - No Matinees
Director of THE EXORCIST, William Friedkin, said this was the scariest movie he's ever seen!
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.
"An expertingly unsettling horror film!" - Time Out, New York
"One of the strongest, most effective horror films of recent years - with awards-quality lead work from Essie Davis, and a brilliantly designed new monster who could well become the break-out spook archetype of the decade." - Kim Newman, Empire Magazine
"Manages to deliver real, seat-grabbing jolts while also touching on more serious themes of loss, grief and other demons that can not be so easily vanquished." - Scott Foundas, Variety
"What's been delivered here is a potent brew of psychological terror mixed with a genuinely spooky story, making The Babadook easily the best horror movie of recent years." - George Byrne, Irish Independent
Dark Matters presents: Horror Bites! An Annual Event of Short Movies!
Saturday 4:00, 6:00, 8:00
2014 - CASH ONLY! - Co-presented by Stranger Factory - $7 general / $5 students per block of movies - $15 all day pass
$15 ALL DAY PASS / $7 PER BLOCK OF SHORTS
The Winter Solstice hits on Dec. 21, making it the longest night of 2013. That means this Saturday is just about the darkest day of the year. Dark Matters Film Festival is celebrating this dark day by presenting another annual installment of Horror Bites! This all-day collection of short films features a shadowy selection of hand-picked horror, science fiction and dark fantasy from around the globe. Shorts are organized into several themed programming blocks, so you can choose your favorite form of darkness.
SCI-FI/FANTASY SHORTS: 4PM
"Requiem for A Robot", "The Last Halloween", "Little Lamb", "Mr. Dentonn", "Cough"
ANIMATED SCI-FI/FANTASY SHORTS: 6PM
"Don't Fear Death", "A Tale of Moumentum", "Moonshine", "Missing Scarf", "Foxed!", "The Beast", "Imposter", "Broken Face", "Coda"
HORROR SHORTS: 8PM
"Grave Shivers", "The Only Man", "Goat Witch", "Lola", "Foxed!", "Autumn Harvest"