William Friedkin, director of The Exorcist, knows a thing or three about terror. And he took to Twitter today to share his thoughts on a horror film that has been getting a lot of positive buzz as of late. In fact, he even went so far as to call The Babadook (review) the most terrifying film he has ever seen.
I’ve never seen a more terrifying film than THE BABADOOK. It will scare the hell out of you as it did me.
— William Friedkin (@WilliamFriedkin) December 1, 2014
In another Tweet posted earlier today, Friedkin also compared the film to the likes of Psycho and several other cinematic classics. You really cannot ask for a better endorsement than that!
The Babadook finds a single mother – who lost her husband in a tragic accident – dealing with a troubled child that is convinced a monster called The Babadook is responsible for his bad behavior. The young mother starts to question her own sanity when she begins to believe that The Babadook may actually be more than a figment of her child’s imagination.
The film is directed by Jennifer Kent and stars Essie Davis and Daniel Henshall. It will be available on VOD and in limited release beginning November 28, 2014.