The encore presentation of my review of the 70’s cult horror bomb The Baby, originally from 2010, is up now at Man In Black Reviews.

THE BABY (1973) – Category: The 70’s version of camp, with a premise and plot elements that would have been banned in previous decades.       It’s hard to believe Ted Post was involved with this strange movie. It was considered very weird and kinky even in the 1970’s when it came out, and that was long before the internet made the entire world aware of the infantilism fetish that this film reeks of! “Baby” himself redefines the expression “arrested development”, since he’s a full-grown adult who crawls around in a diaper (which needs changing occassionally – all together now – Eeewwwww!), sleeps in a big crib, eats baby food and doesn’t speak. And by the way, it’s a horror film

His creepy mother and his equally creepy big sisters spank him, feed him (and in the case of the oldest sister, spend “quality time” in the crib with him, if you know what I mean) and brow-beat him into maintaining his infantile behavior at all times, even using a cattle-prod on him sometimes. All because the movie tells us they hate men because the father of the house abandoned them. Our “heroine” is a Social Worker who becomes increasingly obsessed with freeing Baby from the clutches of his demented family.   SPOILER ALERT:……….We’re led to believe she has noble motives, but it turns out she just wants Baby as a companion for her brain-damaged, child-like  husband, as we find out after she kills his mother and sisters.

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8 responses to “BAD MOVIE PAGE: THE BABY (1973)

  1. Hey there! Love your bad movie reviews and this is my all-time favorite!

  2. Sherry

    A winner in My book! Excellent movie premise, super dorection, and acting very believable. Creepy over tones. After watching My mind has been partially damaged, but in a good fun way.

  3. lol u shld rite a bk about bad movies u r so funny!

  4. ur movie reviews r so awesome!!! ur funnier than Mike Nelson any day!

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