Scare yourself silly with new trailer for The Babadook: watch now

A new trailer has arrived online for Aussie horror The Babadook , and quite frankly, it’s utterly terrifying.

The new film follows the travails of a single mother, who finds herself losing her grip on reality when her wayward child discovers a sinister picture book lurking in the house.

And despite her protestations that “it’s just a book”, it seems that “Mr. Babadook” won’t be put off quite so easily…

Take a look at the new trailer below…

You know you’re in for a particularly creepy treat when you’re peering through your fingers at a trailer, and rest assured, the full film lives up the hype in a big way…

Directed by Jennifer Kent and co-starring Essie Davis and Daniel Henshall, The Babadook will open in the UK on 24 October 2014.