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A mother battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the closet, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

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Jennifer Kent

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Jennifer Kent
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Cast

Cast overview:
Susan Prior ... Mother
Luke Ikimis-Healey Luke Ikimis-Healey ... Boy
Trash Vaudeville Trash Vaudeville ... Monster
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Storyline

Barely coping with the everyday problems and her difficult young son who persistently insists that his disfigured rag doll threatens to gobble him up alive, an exhausted single mother is on the verge of an emotional breakdown. However, things will take a turn for the worse, when in the middle of the night, the mother will mistake a pale, yet menacing shadow for something that shouldn't exist in the apartment. Could her son be telling the truth? Written by Nick Riganas

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Short | Horror | Thriller

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 2012 (Australia) See more »

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Monster See more »

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Budget:

AUD30,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo
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Trivia

This short film was later remade as The Babadook (2014). See more »

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Boy: Mummy, I'm killing a monster for you.
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5 August 2018 | by edgalarzaSee all my reviews

It's a shame I came across this short 13 years after it was made. I loved the full featured film of 2014 when it came out. It's really nice to see the original inspiration for the 2014 film in this one.

I actually thought the monster in this one was scarier than the one from 2014. The little boy in this one is just as effective at annoying the adults as the 2014 film lol. But the boy was adorable just the same.


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