Ep. 128 — THE BABADOOK (2014) with Anna Seiler
On the fourth week of our Female Filmmakers series, we take a look back at the 2014 Australian horror film THE BABADOOK, directed by Jennifer Kent.
On this episode, we're joined by special guest Anna Seilerto discuss how Jennifer Kent went from a semi-successful Australian television actress to major cult filmmaker with just one film, and how THE BABADOOK has helped to shape the current boom of "arthouse horror".
We'll also dive deep into the film's themes of motherhood, grief, and mental illness as we discuss the film's impact and legacy. And we've nominated this one for the Psychotronic Hall of Fame, so it's up to you to let us know if it deserves to go in!
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