Hell Baby

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Hell Baby
Hell Baby film.jpg
Directed by
Produced by
  • Sean McKittrick
  • Jeff Culotta
  • Peter Principato
  • Paul Young
  • Robert Ben Garant
  • Thomas Lennon
Written by
  • Robert Ben Garant
  • Thomas Lennon
Starring
Music by Michael Farrell
Cinematography Charles Papert
Edited by Kevin Oeser
Production
company
Darko Entertainment
Principato-Young Entertainment
Distributed by Millennium Entertainment
Gravitas Ventures
Release date
  • January 20, 2013 (2013-01-20) (Sundance Film Festival)
  • September 6, 2013 (2013-09-06) (United States)
Running time
94 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $2.5 million
Box office $8,785[1]

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.

The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 20, 2013.[2] The film is available on VOD beginning on July 25, 2013 before its theatrical release on September 6, 2013.

Plot[edit]

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).

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

The film received mixed to negative reviews, with score of 32% on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes based on 34 critic reviews[3] and 41% on Metacritic, as of May 2016.[4] 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."[5] CraveOnline called it a "triumph of independence" and a "genuinely hilarious farce."[6] 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."[7]

Deadline.com wrote that the movie was acquired by Millennium Films for U.S. Distribution and is slated to be released in the Fall of 2013.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=main&id=hellbaby.htm
  2. ^ "2013 Sundance Filmguide". Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  3. ^ http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/hell_baby_2013/
  4. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/movie/hell-baby
  5. ^ Faraci, Devin (February 1, 2013). "Sundance Review: HELL BABY is Silly, Lowbrow and Funny". Badass Digest. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  6. ^ Bibbiani, William (January 22, 2013). "Sundance 2013 Review: Hell Baby". CraveOnline. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  7. ^ Rabin, Nathan (July 26, 2013). "Hell Baby". TheDissolve.com. Retrieved July 26, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Millennium Acquires Sundance Horror Comedy 'Hell Baby'". Deadline.com. March 11, 2013. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 

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