“If it’s in a word, or it’s in a look, you can’t get rid of…” If you recognize those words or better yet, can complete the phrase then you have heard of today’s Women In Horror Month Spotlight! Jennifer Kent was the writer and director of the widely acclaimed and incredibly popular film The Babadook which is set to release on DVD and Blu-Ray this April. (So yes, to answer your question. That is the woman responsible for the reason you can’t sleep at night.)
Although she is obviously a contemporary representative of women in horror, she is a great example of why women can excel in all aspects of film making, especially in horror genres. This is great news for aspiring actors and film makers – it’s comforting to know it isn’t all shrieking at the top of your lungs and getting stabbed! (
Or beheaded, or haunted, or possessed… Whatever the villain’s personal shtick is.)
To see more projects which feature Jennifer Kent in some capacity (she has acted, written, directed, and more!) check out her IMDB page.