Sunday, September 1, 2013


Hell Baby

Rob Corddry, Leslie Bibb


July 25, 2013 (VOD)
September 6, 2013 (LIMITED)

Robert Ben Garant,
Thomas Lennon

Millenium Entertainment

1 hour 34 minutes



When a film is entitled "Hell Baby," is there anything else to expect other than a movie involving the devil?  In this case, it is a horror-comedy spoof involving a married couple, Jack and Vanessa, expecting their first child who get involved in supernatural and demonic occurrences happening in their new house.  This married couple is played by Rob Corddry and Leslie Bibb.  While their demonic story is going on, there is a subplot involving two Vatican priests, played hilariously by the film's writer/director duo Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant, who hunt down demonically possessed people and just happen to show up where the newly terrorized married couple is.  Other celebrities that show up include Keegan-Michael Key as Jack and Vanessa's stalker-esque neighbor F'Resnel, as well as "Childens Hospital" star Rob Huebel as one half of a bumbling duo of cops that have also grown kind of attached to the new couple on the street.

While the film isn't exactly a spoof film, it plays out like one.  It relies on visual gags, random things happening, and other things of that nature. For the most part, that's why the movie surprisingly works.  The film definitely has its flaws, including some of the jokes falling flat, a lot of plot devices being taken from other exorcism movies, and the acting sometimes going a little over the top.  But those flaws can be put aside as long as you're along for the ride.  If R-rated horror comedies are your thing, then this is the film for you.  "Hell Baby" isn't the funniest or the best comedy of the year, but it is an entertaining and funny enough one that is worth watching for the most part.

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