Tome of the Week: Mister Babadook (Mister Babadook) – 2014 | New 5th Edition Wondrous Item

"He's funny, don't you think?"The titular book of the 2014 horror film Babadook goes by the same name as the film's terrifying villain. Mister Babadook, a blood-red children's pop-up imagined by the film's writer and director Jennifer Kent and brought to life by illustrator Alexander Juhasz, a New Jersey native (those dang Jersey boys), in … Continue reading Tome of the Week: Mister Babadook (Mister Babadook) – 2014 | New 5th Edition Wondrous Item

Monster of the Week: Mister Babadook (The Babadook) – 2014 | New 5th Edition Monster

"You can bring me the boy."Written and directed by Jennifer Kent, the 2014 Australian psychological horror The Babadook serves up a tense introspective look into how one woman deals with grief and its traumatic effects on the relationship with her only son. The film can be viewed through the lens of pure metaphor-- as many … Continue reading Monster of the Week: Mister Babadook (The Babadook) – 2014 | New 5th Edition Monster

Monster of the Week: Strangers (Dark City) – 1998 | New 5th Edition Monster

"First there was darkness... then came the Strangers."In the shadow of epic 1990's blockbusters, a now seemingly forgotten neo-noir science-fiction thriller called Dark City was released in February of 1998, long considered one of the quartet of film 'dump months' for movies expected to underperform at the box office. Given the release date, it's no … Continue reading Monster of the Week: Strangers (Dark City) – 1998 | New 5th Edition Monster