The Babadook is a 2014 Australian-Canadian psychological horror film, written and directed by Jennifer Kent as her directorial debut, in which a woman and her son are tormented by an evil entity. The film stars Essie Davis and Noah Wiseman, while Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney, Barbara West, and Ben Winspear appear in supporting roles. The Babadook was produced by Causeway Films (Kristina Ceyton) and is based on the short film Monster (2005), also written and directed by Kent. More: