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Mental Illness Representation in Horror: The Babadook vs Lights Out

Mental Illness Representation in Horror: The Babadook vs Lights Out

Recently, we watched Lights Out for the first time. The trailer didn’t generate much interest for either of us and reviews were mediocre at best so we didn’t have high expectations going in. But hey, we were able to rent it from the library for free, so we figured why not give this film a whirl and see if it was better than anticipated!

Sadly, Lights Out was even more of a disappointment than we were expecting. Despite its promising roots as a short film, the entire movie was a mess. What did surprise us were the similarities between Lights Out and The Babadook, a 2014 Canadian-Australian horror film that had similar themes of a mother suffering from the effects of mental illness and isolation.

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THE MOTHER OF BEAUTY SCREENING

This weekend we had our official cast and crew screening for The Mother of Beauty. It was great to see our show on the big screen and to share our hard work with everyone who made it possible!

The theatre was a lot fuller than it appears in this photo, I swear we took this before everyone showed up!

The theatre was a lot fuller than it appears in this photo, I swear we took this before everyone showed up!

We'll keep everyone updated on The Mother of Beauty via our website. At the moment, we have not heard back from any festivals as to whether or not we've been accepted but we are optimistic that we will hear good news in the future!

To those of you who purchased Kickstarter perks, we are in the process of sending those out over the next few weeks. We are hoping to deliver all perks to Vancouver-based supporters by the end of the month so please keep an eye out for them! In the event that you wish to update your mailing information, please send us a message via the Contact Us page so that we can ensure all your info is up to date.

If anyone missed out on supporting our Kickstarter but is interested in purchasing some of the perks we have offered, we will (hopefully) have them available on our website within the next few upcoming months as well. :)

We can't wait to start on our next film and share the entire process with you guys!