I wouldn't say it was a really scary movie, but it is definitely worth a watch considering it is a low budget Australian movie.
Whether the writer/director of The Babadook was influenced by
Jung's Red Book, or not, I couldn't say, but on a synchromystic level at least I would have to say there are a lot of similarities indeed.
It's a thinking person's horror movie which I feel is a cross between
Rosemary's Baby, The Shining and The Nightmare.
|Left click on book images to make bigger.|
|The Babadook gliding through the air.|
|Illustration from Jung's Red Book.|
Descent into Hell in the Future
|Written on the back cover of The Red Book.|
|There is even a dartboard scene in The Babadook as well.|
|Dartboard scene from the movie, The Shining.|
" A red stream of blood, thick red blood springs up, surging for a long time, then ebbing.
I am seized by fear.
What did I see?" .
From the chapter starting on page 237 of Jung's Red Book -
Descent into Hell in the Future.