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The Baby

The Baby (2012)


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Release Date: Mar 1, 1973 Wide



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Social worker Ann Gentry (Anjanette Comer) visits her latest assignment, the Wadsworth clan, consisting of a boozy, suffocating matriarch (Ruth Roman); her two demented daughters (Suzanne Zenor and Marianna Hill); and Baby, her 21-year-old son who's being kept in an infantile state, complete with crib and diapers. Ann makes it her mission to rescue Baby, but she's harboring a secret, which leads to an unforgettable finale in this twisted shocker.


Documentary, Horror, Classics, Special Interest

Abe Polsky

Oct 4, 2005

Scotia International

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All Critics (11) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (1)

Sadistic horror pic that has achieved classic cult status for being so irreverently camp.

January 28, 2014 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

There's a master's thesis on The Baby waiting to be written and I'll be first in line to read it, but not because I expect to find the film's provocations tamed or its utter bizarreness gently folded into the seething swamp of things that make us go hmm.

November 12, 2013 Full Review Source: Film Comment Magazine
Film Comment Magazine

'The Baby' is absolutely gaga. Or should that be goo-goo-gaga? It's a multiple-personality disorder of a film that vacillates among the extremes of weirdo exploitation, psychological horror and social-reform drama.

November 17, 2011 Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Exploitation films don't come much stranger than 1973's The Baby.

July 22, 2011 Full Review Source:

... the film has the look and feel of a TV cop drama, and a politically incorrect, outlandish storyline that couldn't be filmed today.

September 6, 2008 Full Review Source: ESplatter

You may find yourself giggling with disbelief or maybe just embarrassment

January 1, 2000 Full Review

Audience Reviews for The Baby

What was that?! Dumb early 70's horror film that is only worth seeing for Ruth Roman's performance.
January 27, 2014
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

A social worker becomes obsessed with a family who keeps their mentally retarded adult son in a crib wearing a diaper; his mother and two sisters are willing to do ANYTHING to assure that "baby" is not taken away from them. The only things that stand out in this acceptable thriller are Ruth Roman's campy performance (a bit like a nastier "Mommie Dearest" with Suzanne Pleshette's voice) and the twist ending.
February 29, 2012
Greg S

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