Waxwork Records presents the soundtrack to the 2014 Australian psychological horror film, The Babadook; directed by Jennifer Kent. The Babadook focuses on a troubled widow, Amelia, who is is raising her six year old son, Samuel, after the death of her husband from an automobile accident. After a series of strange events, Amelia and Samuel unexpectedly receive a mysterious pop-up-storybook, known as ‘Mister Babadook’. The book describes a hideous, tall, pale faced monster in a top hat and coat that tortures his victims after they become aware of his existence. The narrative and film engulf the viewer in themes of personal loss, grief, despair and ultimately, recovery.
The soundtrack by Jed Kurzel (Alien: Covenant) is whimsically dark, brooding, and at times a terrifying listening experience. Kurzel blends electronic instruments and synthesizers with unorthodox instruments and pulsating, drowning vocal soundscapes. The Babadook itself received worldwide critical acclaim.
“I’ve never seen a more terrifying film than The Babadook. It will scare the hell out of you as it did me.” – William Friedkin, director of The Exorcist.
Waxwork Records have worked extensively with composer Jed Kurzel, and the creators of The Babadook, to present an incredible physical soundtrack release on deluxe vinyl; including a re-creation panel of the storybook featured in The Babadook, complete a pop-up ‘Mister Babadook’, heavyweight printed inserts featuring all new artwork by Jessica Seamans of LandLand and liner notes by composer Jed Kurzel.
THE BABADOOK ORIGINAL FILM SCORE SPECIFICATIONS:
• 180 gram black with white swirl colored vinyl
• Heavyweight uncoated old-style gatefold jackets with pop-up ‘Mister Babadook’
• 12” x 12” heavyweight insert with artwork by Jessica Seamans
• Liner notes by composer Jed Kurzel
01. Amelia’s Dream / Swing
02. Book Opening
03. The Babadook Theme
04. It’s in My Room
05. Shopping Mall
06. The Basement / The Magician
07. Don’t Let It In / Ruby’s Party
09. The Book Returns / Police Station / Falling
11. Locking Up the House
12. Amelia Taken Over
16. The Babadook End Credits