The Suckling

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The Suckling
Directed by Francis Teri
Produced by Michael Helman
Written by Francis Teri

Frank Rivera
Allen Lieb
Bobby Shapiro
Caesar Monroy
Antoinette Greene
Brian Muirhill
Jeff Burchfield
Hector Collazo
Michael Gingold
Ella Aralovich

Alley Ninestein
Music by Joseph Teri
Release date
  • 1990 (1990)
Running time
89 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Suckling, also known as Sewage Baby, is a 1990 horror film from director Francis Teri, starring Frank Reeves, Marie Michaels, and Michael Logan.


The film relates the tale of a teenage couple seeking an abortion at a Brooklyn brothel. Following the operation, toxic waste transforms the discarded fetus into a mutant beast, complete with prehensile umbilical cord and hooked talons for hands.[1] Hunting the customers and employees of the house of ill repute, the mutant envelops the house in an enormous placenta and slaughters the inhabitants one by one.[2]


As stated in the copy of one release of this film, "THE SUCKLING has been compared to Alien for its claustrophobic intensity and Die Hard for its non-stop action." Given the film's low budget and technical flaws, discerning filmgoers may disagree.[3]



  • Francis Teri


  • Michael Helman

Original Music by[edit]

  • Joseph Teri


  • Harry Eisenstein

Art Department[edit]

  • Dan Karpf

Special Effects[edit]

  • Dean Mercil

Other Crew[edit]

  • Joseph B. Mauceri


  • Frank Rivera as Frank Reeves
  • Allen Lieb as Doctor
  • Bobby Shapiro as Doctor
  • Caesar Monroy as Attendant
  • Antoinette Greene as Bertha
  • Brian Muirhill as Customer
  • Jeff Burchfield as Policeman
  • Hector Collazo as Creature
  • Michael Gingold as The Suckling
  • Ella Aralovich as Mary
  • Alley Ninestein as Nurse


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