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The Baby

  • PG
  • 1973-03-01
  • 01:24:00
6/ 10
43 votes
Categories:

Horror, Thriller

A social worker who recently lost her husband investigates the strange Wadsworth family. The Wadsworths might not seem too unusual to hear about them at first - consisting of the mother, two grown daughters and the diaper-clad, bottle-sucking baby. The problem is, the baby is twenty-one years old.

Reviews

As Creepy and Disturbing as it is Absurd

This movie is as creepy and disturbing as it is absurd and perverse. It's quite effective in it's own B-movie way. I enjoyed it, and I admire its audacity.

A Classic Film!!!!

What can I say...to know this film is to love it!!!

There is nothing like The Baby, and it could never be duplicated!!! The unintentional humor of this film is beyond words. It is a MUST-SEE!!

Keeps your attention throughout....

Never been a movie like this one! Plenty of plot twists and a surprise ending....and Ruth Roman doing the funky chicken....and then there's Baby....bring something to eat, and drink and don't stop the movie and you'll find yourself not getting up until the end!

This is the creepiest and most disturbing thing i ever saw in my life.

The first time I saw this movie, My jaw it hit the floor. The baby is one of the most out of this world movie i have EVER seen, it's just , while you are watching this you will being saying what the hell am i watching!

It a must see as it so bloody crazy!

This movie not about a small baby that goes on killing people (it nothing like it's Alive)

The baby is 21 year old man, who sleep in big cot, overprotected Mother and Dauggter won't let anyone get very friendly with baby, when they walk in on The babysitter breast feeding the baby, The sister attack the babysitter.

Soon Ann Gentry social worker who is hired to provide service for the Wadsworth family soon her and family in have few arguments, which go though out the movie.

I not going tell you anymore but there is shocking twist at the end of this movie that you will never Guss and never forget.

Acting is great 10/10

Must See

Fantastic grindhouse trash. In any other movie, Ruth Roman's performance alone would be enough to make a movie worthwhile, but when you add in all the other crazy stuff happening in this movie, it turns The Baby into a must see event.

A pleasingly twisted 70's low-budget horror shocker

Warning: Spoilers

Dedicated and idealistic social worker Ann Gentry (an excellent performance by Anjanette Comer) is determined to rescue overgrown man-child Baby (a convincing portrayal of fragile innocence by David Manzy) from the evil clutches of wicked and domineering Mrs. Wadsworth (splendidly played with vicious lip-licking relish by Ruth Roman) and her two equally nasty daughters. Director Ted Post and writer Abe Polsky present an utterly chilling depiction of depraved motherhood at its darkest, most controlling, and smothering: Although none too graphic and admirably tasteful and restrained considering the warped premise, this film nonetheless manages to be deeply unsettling due to its horrific subject matter, potent ominous atmosphere, some touches of sick sexual perversity, and a few jolting moments of brutal domestic violence (the scene with Baby being poked with a cattle prod is especially harsh and upsetting). Moreover, Post firmly grounds the premise in a certain thoroughly plausible everyday working class reality which in turn greatly enhances the overall impact and credibility of the piece. Comer and Roman both do sterling work in their juicy parts, Marianne Hill and Suzanne Zenor likewise excel as Baby's crazed sisters Germaine and Alba, Michael Pataki has a small, but memorable role as Alba's sleazy boyfriend Dennis, and Beatrice Manley Blau does well as Gentry's supportive mother-in-law Judith. The violent macabre conclusion packs a ferocious punch and the final twist at the very end is a real doozy. Mark Margulies' stark cinematography gives the picture an effectively plain look. Gerald Fried's shivery lullaby score hits the spine-tingling spot. Highly recommended.