THE BABADOOK (2014) Ending Explained + Analysis


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  • Olivia Bush
    Olivia Bush  10 hours back

    @foundflix do hereditary!!

    • Beepy Boop Bop
      Beepy Boop Bop  12 hours back

      Maybe the Babadook is just looking for a family... Maybe... What if he lost his family and has grief... Maybe he's just a misunderstood boogie boi

      • Luis Alonzo
        Luis Alonzo  2 days back

        Sam is soo funny. He built a cool homemade catapult and crossbow😂😂

        • Phoenix Thepug
          Phoenix Thepug  2 days back


          • t o r t l e productions

            Wait, what?
            No, not _that_ Constantine. The... uh... kEeEeRmIt Constantine.

            • pat nott
              pat nott  4 days back

              i will skeeeck if i see this move again it is so scary!!!!!!!

              • D-dawgg tv
                D-dawgg tv  1 weeks back

                The son looks like he writes sins not tragedies.

                • ya boi meowth
                  ya boi meowth  1 weeks back

                  “This is my house you are trespassing!”
                  Babadook:well can’t argue with that,gotta leave

                  • BatFan Is On The Internet

                    I like the little sock puppet babadook

                    • B LAN K
                      B LAN K  1 weeks back

                      6:27 her face expression be like can't a bitch get some dick around here dam.

                      • Amy Kamagate
                        Amy Kamagate  1 weeks back

                        13:19 Sis said “IM WASHING ME AND MY CLOTHES BITCH IM WASHING ME AND MY CLOTHES”

                        • silvie P
                          silvie P  1 weeks back


                          • Martha Cruz
                            Martha Cruz  1 weeks back

                            Oh he made me *BABASHOOK*

                            • The Golden Artist
                              The Golden Artist  1 weeks back

                              11:54 Martha baba-truck in the flesh.

                              • Galactic Bacon
                                Galactic Bacon  2 weeks back

                                Look see wants to know your location

                                • Joshua Valvi
                                  Joshua Valvi  2 weeks back

                                  The dog was Joe's

                                • Fist Finger
                                  Fist Finger  2 weeks back

                                  I know there are some theories about this film, that there's some incest implied between mother and son, some dismiss it but I think there are quite a few references alluding to this possibility - let me elaborate...

                                  Some think the mother might be the Babadook, some think it might be the son.

                                  I don't think the mother is the Babadook - I think it represents her guilt over molesting her son or allowing him to molest her. Or moreover, I think it represents or refers to the incestuous act or relationship.

                                  First, we see that scene where the boy cuddles her and she moves away, the boy seems overly intrusive for a young child -- if you watch closely, he intimately touches her cheek before she pulls away, there's another scene later when he latches on tightly to her and she gets uncomfortable, pushing him away. When she asks the boy what book he wants her to read he chooses Mister Babadook, maybe Mister Babadook means something else? Could be interpreted in many ways, why not the Babadook or just Babadook, why Mister, specifically? Book is also red implying passion. She reads part of the book but she stops mid way through - guilt? I think maybe Mister Babadook is something that happened or happens between them and the boy can't forget about it.

                                  She tries to pleasure herself in a later scene but her son bursts in screaming the Babadook is here. Look at the wording of the book with this idea in mind - let me in, let me in! Once you let the Babadook in he never goes away.

                                  Later when her son is in her bed she opens the bedroom door to let the dog in, the Babadook let's itself in and she lies there and does nothing - even how she lies there on her back, how she reacts is pretty telling as the creature falls on her. The scene with the car could be interpreted as the boy exposing himself to her not understanding - he just shouts the Babadook is here! While the mother refuses to acknowledge - the insects creeping out of the hole and in the car scene could symbolise how she feels dirty as having let the Babadook in in the first place, she knows she did something bad that she can't really run away or hide from. I mean beatles creeping out of a hole in the's either incredibly overt or a happy accident! What's the significance of the hole and the show that she's lost her mind? I think that's already quite evident by that point, it means something. You strip away the aesthetic of the house which is a sort of representation of the mothers state of mind - because the whole tone and atmosphere of the place seems to change along with her mental state - and there's a dirty big hole with insects spilling out behind the fridge...the house is unclean.

                                  I think the more you look at it like this the more you'll notice it, watch again - this is obviously all subjective and quite symbolic but it kinda adds up and gives the film a bit more depth. The end scene in the basement would then imply that the Babadook or the guilt or perhaps desire to let the Babadook back in is still there, but for now suppressed. The son wants to see the Babadook and the mother says no, but maybe some day.

                                  We're led to believe the problem is with her grief over her husband, but I think her visions of the Babadook manifests as him because she projects that guilt onto herself from her husbands point of view - what would he think of her if he knew what they'd done?

                                  In the end she feeds the Babadook worms? Make of that what you will. To be quite honest all through the movie I was seeing things like this, there are probably things I've forgotten but I got that sense from it before I even heard the incest theory.

                                  Or maybe I'm the fucked up one, who knows. It was an interesting film but got a bit cliche towards the end which I think ruined it a bit, but I'd say a solid 8/10.

                                  • Pulkit Bhardwaj
                                    Pulkit Bhardwaj  2 weeks back

                                    You forgot that Amilia was a children's book writter, so she created babadook

                                    • delta
                                      delta  2 weeks back

                                      Do 'It follows'

                                      • Stoica Tiberiu
                                        Stoica Tiberiu  2 weeks back

                                        When i saw the babadook in the let me in page of the book i belived it was really scary but then i realized that he looked like he was getting hammered by some black guy.

                                        • Angelina Mintz
                                          Angelina Mintz  2 weeks back

                                          Reminds me of this poem I read in class recently called “Raven”

                                          • Ya Boi Cake
                                            Ya Boi Cake  2 weeks back

                                            who's the author? I'd like to read it ^^

                                        • MrsDownThereHair333
                                          MrsDownThereHair333  3 weeks back

                                          Top 5 scariest creatures in Australia

                                          5. Spiders
                                          4. Crocodiles
                                          3. Snakes
                                          2. Stingrays/Sharks
                                          1. The Babadook

                                          • CHAKMACK Ab
                                            CHAKMACK Ab  3 weeks back

                                            Oh man i can relate to the mom, Even i hate my spirit when it tries to possess me just when i wanna feed it

                                            • Nemanja Skoric
                                              Nemanja Skoric  3 weeks back

                                              2:32 how the fuck will he get out of that car?

                                              • Vincent Matlock
                                                Vincent Matlock  3 weeks back

                                                Oh shit I remember Mama that was dope

                                                • Wayne Shipman
                                                  Wayne Shipman  3 weeks back

                                                  Definitely need to do marianne

                                                  • HMPANDA12
                                                    HMPANDA12  3 weeks back

                                                    So the babadook is now the family new dog after he killed the family dog?

                                                    • Cypher Sans
                                                      Cypher Sans  3 weeks back

                                                      Frank: FRANKA-FRANKA DOOK-DOOK-DOOK BABY!

                                                      FoundFlix: OH NO! IT'S THE FRANKADOOK!

                                                      Frank: DOOK DOOK DOOK DOOK!

                                                      FoundFlix: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

                                                      • Dragons Instincts
                                                        Dragons Instincts  3 weeks back

                                                        Ha ha lol funny intro. BUT I PICK MAMA

                                                        • Fadimations
                                                          Fadimations  3 weeks back


                                                          • The Swan
                                                            The Swan  3 weeks back

                                                            The even more deadly: The Frankadook! Dook dook dook dook

                                                            • NoobyStuff!
                                                              NoobyStuff!  3 weeks back

                                                              2:50 when your mom says no to buying a toy

                                                              • DnG CreakyDaBomb
                                                                DnG CreakyDaBomb  3 weeks back

                                                                19:24 that mofo be looking like the hat man

                                                                • 719Gas from THEslumZ
                                                                  719Gas from THEslumZ  3 weeks back

                                                                  13:57 I love shit like that it's real horror cause it's closer to real life any horror movies with psychological themes are always great they make you question yourself and it makes it even more interesting

                                                                  • Dallion Coker
                                                                    Dallion Coker  4 weeks back

                                                                    I believe that the worms at the end represent the grief she has its now so little and it always tries to crawl its way back in but they pick it out dealing with it and getting rid of it each time

                                                                    • Mr. Black
                                                                      Mr. Black  4 weeks back

                                                                      Mr. BabaDook basically was telling her... "BeeYotch! I'm the Man of the House! You better start Acting right! Or i'll make you kill your Dog, and i'll make you kill the Boy and then i'll make you kill yourself!" and then, Mr. Babadook telepathically said: "Beeyotch! That Boy better start acting right too! He BETTER start Acting Right TOO!!!!" (and then towards the end of the movie: The Woman AND her Boy....BOTH started acting right!) so...The Allegorical Moral to the Story was: If you want people to Act gotta MAKE em Act Right! You gotta MAKE EM!

                                                                      • John Doe
                                                                        John Doe  4 weeks back

                                                                        i really wanted that kid to die in the movie, he ruined the whole thing for me with just being annoying, fucking little inbred weirdo

                                                                        • Winter-June's Stories
                                                                          Winter-June's Stories  4 weeks back


                                                                          • Eggers Cosplay
                                                                            Eggers Cosplay  4 weeks back

                                                                            You do know the child displays many autistic qualities and calling him annoying and a weirdo is offensive. We autistic people have to live in a world built for "neurotypicals". We try our best to compensate that you don't understand us or the stuff that is elamentory(, dear Watson). But you call us freaks, retards, stupid, disabled and it is so frustrating that no matter how it is clearly you that are the undeveloped ones and you dare to disrespect us. You should re evaluate yourself. And see that you are hurting human beings.

                                                                            • Misfit Flow
                                                                              Misfit Flow  4 weeks back

                                                                              Sam. One of the most badass horror movie heroes of all time.

                                                                              • Tyler Moseley
                                                                                Tyler Moseley  4 weeks back

                                                                                Is it sad the puppet is more scarier then the real monster lol

                                                                                • XxGacha Sammie
                                                                                  XxGacha Sammie  4 weeks back

                                                                                  This movie scar-ed me, but im not scared. *babadooks enters chat* Babadook: Hello.

                                                                                  Me: Hell no, to the no no no.

                                                                                  • Madalyn Gibson
                                                                                    Madalyn Gibson  4 weeks back

                                                                                    Shutter island and mama

                                                                                    • Wild Fire
                                                                                      Wild Fire  4 weeks back

                                                                                      Therapist: The coat isn't real. It can't hurt you
                                                                                      Foundflix: I agree

                                                                                      • The Ethicist Philosophy Show

                                                                                        The "Babadook" is almost perfectly the story of H.P. Lovecraft's childhood.

                                                                                        • Kim Fraser
                                                                                          Kim Fraser  1 months back

                                                                                          the way she treats Sam in the movie is actually horrifying

                                                                                          • xXMr0LinkXx
                                                                                            xXMr0LinkXx  1 months back

                                                                                            I think I remember that this was mislabeled as LGBT on Netflix.