IFC Midnight has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to festival darling The Babadook and has stated it will receive a (one assumed limited) release on November 28th. Also appearing at Fantastic Fest, The Babadook has been receiving excellent word-of-mouth buzz since it began showing at film festivals the world over. Here’s a synopsis for the film:
Six years after the death of her husband, Amelia struggles to discipline her “out-of-control” six-year-old Samuel – a son she finds difficult 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. And when Amelia begins to see glimpses of the creature herself, it slowly dawns on her that the thing Samuel has been warning her about may well be real.
And while we’re at it, have a peek at the trailer: