the babadook


The Power of Mystical Magical Horrifying Sound

One of my favorite parts of horror is the sound. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0Nx8HeGQ_A A snippet of music that will have everyone glancing over their shoulder or walking a bit faster. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mi9fnHCxmUA Or a nice little melody that can send shivers up your spine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdUVeHgjYmA Or a word. A voice. A growl. Sound is magic when it comes to horror. Whether it's a creepy series of notes in the soundtrack, a sinister voice, or the simple crunch crunch crunch of footsteps wh[...]


Let’s Watch a Horror Movie… THE BABADOOK

HAPPY NEW YEAR, HORROR FRIENDS!!!!! 2016 shall rock. I know for I am magic.   You may remember, dear Midnighters, my desire to find friends to watch scary movies with me. No one in my house likes the spookiness. And though I am not opposed to sitting before the flickering screen of weirdness alone, it's more fun with people who appreciate it. So I announced that once a month I will live-tweet a horror movie! On the first Friday of each month I shall reveal the movie, the date, and time. And you will join me... *waves hand* *uses Jedi mind powers* Last[...]


If it’s in a word, or in a look, you can’t get rid of the Babadook

The older I get, the more I come to realize that the best of my childhood fears offer markers for what I consider entertainment. I'm a monster girl at heart. Fangs, fur, claws, tentacles. I treasure the thing that lives in my closet. The thing that lives under my bed. They have special places in my heart, and often, they need to be fed to be kept happy. When the trailer for The Babadook's Sundance debut began circulating a few months ago, I clamped both hands to my desk, cranked the volume up, and tittered my way through the pounding in my ears. Maybe it's just m[...]