Culture Crypt is the most reliable website for genre movie reviews and the best in popular culture, specializing in independent horror film entertainment.
"Pod" is a dish best served cold, with limited foreknowledge and without expectation for anything more robust than a lean, mean blend of paranoid thriller and what’s-behind-the-door suspense.
“Preservation” is a tightly executed take on the hunted becomes the hunter theme, but there is no getting around the nagging notion of having seen this same scenario several times before.
“Avenged” has something to say about predatory behavior and racism, and says it in a way that is respectful of the content while remaining effective as horror entertainment.
... the cleverness in the collective charm of everything mentioned above ends up working in unison to put “The Babadook” at the top of the list for the most emotionally engaging horror film of 2014.