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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 and her husband, Jack, 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 Regan from The Exorcist. The Vatican sends ghost hunters, Father Padrigo and Father Sebastian.
- Rob Corddry as Jack
- Leslie Bibb as Vanessa
- Keegan-Michael Key as F'resnel
- Riki Lindhome as Marjorie
- Rob Huebel as Micky
- Paul Scheer as Ron
- Robert Ben Garant as Father Sebastian
- Thomas Lennon as Father Padrigo
- Michael Ian Black as Dr. Marshall
- Kumail Nanjiani as Cable Guy
- Alex Berg as Cheerful Guy
- Dave Holmes as Rental Car Guy
- David Pasquesi as Cardinal Vicente
On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 31% based on 39 reviews, with an average rating of 4.43/10. The website's critics consensus reads: "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." On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 41 out of 100, based on 15 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".
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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