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The Babadook The Conjuring

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The Babadook vs. The Conjuring

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nclysander

on 9/24/2017 had this to say:

"Two unnerving movies about families haunted by monsters that turn women against their children, and featuring two superb female performances. The Conjuring scared the shit out of me—THAT FUCKING DOLL—at times making me weep in terror, which might be part of why I prefer The Babadook. A family drama with horror elements, where the supernatural threat is largely a metaphor for grief and mental illness, is much more my cup of tea than a straightforward scarefest. Still, I gotta say the child actors in The Conjuring were a lot better than the kid in The Babadook, who was super annoying and not terribly convincing in the more emotional scenes. Essie Davis made up for him, though."