It's as though they have no idea what comedy is or how it works. While The Cabin in the Woods is definitely more meta than Scary Movie, in that it is a horror story inside of a larger horror story, both films are spoofs to be sure. When considering Hell Baby, one must first consider its parentage. Nicholas Bell.

Wow, so much funnier than I anticipated! Being an avid horror movie fan and not having seen a decent horror comedy in a very very long time. I suppose you will just have to see the movie to find out, but given that its title is indeed Hell Baby, you all can probably figure it out. Once Vanessa becomes possessed by the demon already inhabiting their house, Jack calls upon two Vatican-based priests (Garant and Lennon) who have taken a liking to more secular habits (har-har) such as smoking, alcohol and female strippers to perform an exorcism before it is too late. Another gag—Garant and Lennon's thickly accented exorcists slowly making their way to New Orleans—exhausts itself as well. At first, "Hell Baby" seems to have something to say about class and/or race as it's used in horror films.

Sign up here. Trash Dump Baby: Sketch Comedy Masters Concoct Hellish Misfire. Title: Hell Baby product reviews "Hell Baby", a comedy scripted by Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant (Night at The Meseum, Reno 911! You'll get a big kick out of seeing "Franklin & Bash" star Kumail Nanjiani, playing a sky-high cable repairman, slowly crash his van into two garbage cans. Great fun. Garant and Lennon as the two Italian priests should also not be overlooked when their accents almost rival Brad Pitt and company’s in Inglourious Basterds. This was without a doubt one of the most boring horror comedies I've ever seen.
Yes.... Reading no reviews first I picked it as my dear wife had to go to sleep early and her lazy retired husband nostalgically wanted to see a Halloween type flick and this was offered dirt cheap. There's a problem loading this menu right now.

But their lives are probably a lot better than mine, so screw them. It's far from a consistent film, but Hell Baby could be an ideal way to get a few laughs while trying to kill time. Considering their overwhelmingly poor performances and super saturated scripts, most more than deserve that fire of critical panning. Three women are stalked by a killer with a grudge that extends back to the girls' childhoods. That's the pitch that allowed dozens of comedians you know from podcasts to hang out in New Orleans for six weeks and film Hell Baby.

Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Starring Rob Corddry (Children’s Hospital), Leslie Bibb (Burning Love), Keegan Michael Key (MADtv), and Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon (both of Reno 911! By. I really enjoyed this movie on October 31, Reviewed in the United States on October 31, 2013. Please enter your email address and we will email you a new password. I chuckled maybe three times in the whole movie. PRINT BABY! Having recently witnessed the horrific results of a top secret project to bring the dead back to life, a distraught youth performs the operation on his girlfriend after she's killed in a motorcycle accident.

by Rob Corddry. This scene would be a lot funnier without flashbacks, but Garant and Lennon need the flashbacks so they can finish the scene with a sub-Mel Brooks punchline. Sure, Hell Baby is nowhere close to good.

He trails off, and walks away.

Well is it too late?

All actors involved played really well, but Rob Corddry was the highlight of the film. Hell Baby | Review. All rights reserved.

EMAIL! I had been hearing about this movie for quite some time on many of the comedy podcasts I listen to.

Director Robert Ben Garant (Reno 911, Balls of Fury) and Thomas Lennon did a good job with this movie. Not to mention, these actors did an absolutely phenomenal job! h*ll Baby had me laughing almost throughout the whole movie or smirking. Leslie Bibb is fantastic as always but still doesn't land any actual laughs.

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This is partly intentional: much of the comedy in "Hell Baby," a scattershot but fitfully gut-busting horror-comedy, knowingly uses repetition and dead air. Published on September 4, 2013. Comment. Cheerful Guy.
Garant and Lennon tease viewers with conceptual gags that don't pan out in the long run. Copyright © Fandango. With Rob Corddry, Leslie Bibb, Alex Berg, Keegan-Michael Key. This FAQ is empty. A village girl travels to the Lao capital, Vientiane, to care for her rich cousin who has lost her sight and gained the ability to communicate with the dead. Simon Abrams is a native New Yorker and freelance film critic whose work has been featured Esquire, the Village Voice and elsewhere. An opening montage of half-rebuilt, half-devastated homes situates the movie in … I mean really, what Vatican priests do you know that like female strippers?

But it soon becomes apparent that the filmmakers, many of whom worked together on "The State" and "Reno 911!

I could not count the number of times the film made me jump. Tht woman!!!! The film's reliance on female nudity for edge seems approximately as ancient as the withered hag who keeps trying to get it on with Corddry. This results in a series of gags that they must think are hilarious, but are actually extremely sad and cringe-worthy. It references a lot of them, but not in a direct recreation of scenes or using toilet humor, instead by taking the parody and putting it into a well acted film. ", aren't committed to their film's main conceit. This is supposed to be a comedy but none of the jokes land. Full Review. A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote.

Reviewed in the United States on August 18, 2017. Yes, the joke is that they're very slow. Nor does it attempt to be actually scary. Was this review helpful to you? It is not that Hell Baby doesn’t feature the absurdity of the Scary Movie series. © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved. Its modest (if occasionally gross-out) stabs at genre parody rarely insult our intelligence and even allow for the kind of retro deadpan silliness Mel Brooks used to underline his louder punch lines.

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