The Babadook / The Little Girl In The Woods

Look, everyone knows that the best conversations are the ones where your intrepid cohost/sidekick have differing opinions on a film. But, don’t blame Jesse and Naomi if The Babadook is so good they both just flip for it. Not only does it work as a genre exercise, with solid scares and a delicious creeping sense of dread, it invites so many nuanced and thoughtful questions about parenting, grieving and recovering. If only the same could be said about Jesse’s pitch The Little Girl In The Woods. While it’s not a full miss, it’s certainly one of the squishier pitches to come down the pike, which means there’s a lot of fun to be had in cleaning it up. Enjoy!

 The entire film in one image.

The entire film in one image.

NOTES
Season 01 Episode 08
The Babadook / The Little Girl In The Woods

Recorded on September 13, 2018
Released on October 1, 2018
Episode Duration: 01:28:57

TAGS
Horror, parenting, terror, monster-in-the-house, child, babadook, boogeyman, killer, anxiety, creepy, australia

Naomi Beaty can be found on the world wide web at https://writeandco.com/

Jesse Koester can be found on Instagram and Twitter @HWFishbowl and on the world wide web at www.hollywoodfishbowl.com