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Hell Baby is a 2013 American horror-comedy film written and directed by Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon. The film stars Rob Corddry, Leslie Bibb, Keegan-Michael Key, Riki Lindhome, Rob Huebel, and Paul Scheer. Writer-directors Garant and Lennon also co-star as a pair of priests.
An expectant couple move into a haunted fixer-upper in New Orleans. There, they encounter a neighbour named F'resnel who tells them about the bloody history of their house.
Vanessa (Leslie Bibb) and her husband, Jack (Rob Corddry), exhibiting a certain carelessness in their house hunting, buy a foreboding wreck of a place in New Orleans that the local residents have given demonic nicknames like "House of Blood". Vanessa is already extremely pregnant when they move in, and soon she is talking like the kid in The Exorcist. The Vatican sends some ghost hunters (Mr. Lennon and Mr. Garant).
- Rob Corddry as Jack
- Leslie Bibb as Vanessa
- Keegan-Michael Key as F'resnel
- Riki Lindhome as Marjorie
- Paul Scheer as Ron
- Rob Huebel as Micky
- Robert Ben Garant as Father Sebastian
- Thomas Lennon as Father Padrigo
- Michael Ian Black as Dr. Michael Marshall
- Kumail Nanjiani as Cable Guy
- Dave Holmes as Rental Car Guy
- Cathy Shim as Catholic School Girl
- David Pasquesi as Cardinal Vicente
- David Wain as Dr. Marsden
The film received mixed to negative reviews, with score of 32% on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes based on 34 critic reviews and 41% on Metacritic, as of May 2016. Rotten Tomatoes's consensus says," Though its brand of immature comedy may appeal to some, Hell Baby misses the mark with much of its humor, rendering it a largely ineffective -- and often crass -- genre sendup."
Badass Digest called the movie "silly, lowbrow, and funny." CraveOnline called it a "triumph of independence" and a "genuinely hilarious farce." TheDissolve said, "Hell Baby falls unmistakably on the “comedy” side of the horror-comedy divide. It isn’t overly concerned with being scary, just with delivering a steady stream of laughs."
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