Jan. 17, 2021

This Day in Halloween: "The Babadook" premieres at the Sundance Festival in 2014 and begins touring the festival circuit much of the year. / Illustration by Victoria Diaz.

The Babadook premieres at the Sundance Festival in 2014 and begins touring the festival circuit much of the year. The Australian psychological horror film about the power of grief becomes first-time director Jennifer Kent’s indie hit. The film wins several critics and film festival awards.