Director: Jennifer Kent
Stars: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney, Barbara West, Ben Winspear
One of the best horror movies on Netflix and possibly the only one famous for inspiring a LGBT icon via a set of bizarre memes, The Babadook ought to be your go-to horror movie if you’re planning on staying in this Halloween. You can watch the movie for its supremely well acted rendition of a relatively easy to understand plot: a young mother is horrified to learn that the monster in her young son’s picture books that she dismissed as a mere fantasy illustration is, in fact, real, petrifying, and out to make everyone in his presence go absolutely insane. The true sell of the movie is just how believable the events are considering the director’s ability to create suspense and the ability of the actors to own the story. But the best part is that if you are feeling too spooked after it ends, you have a healthy amount of the aforementioned Babadook-is-gay memes to peruse right afterwards, which should help soothe your mind and may even make you laugh a tiny bit.