Written & Directed by Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon
Starring: Rob Corddry, Leslie Bibb, Alex Berg, Thomas Lennon, Michael Ian Black, Rob Huebel, and Paul Scheer
An expectant couple who moves into the most haunted house in New Orleans call upon the services of the Vatican’s elite exorcism team to save them from a demonic baby.
First of all, if you’re looking for a real, comprehensive review of Hell Baby, you are out of luck. They didn’t take the time to make an actual film, so my review will be equally unimpressive. The ten-cent setup is easy, Jack (Rob Corddry) and Vanessa (Leslie Bibb), move into a New Orleans murder house, or a “fixer-upper” as they call it. Things could be worse, but luckily no one died in the house for “a lo-o-o-ong time”. That’s the news they get from their neighbor, portrayed by the oddly present, Keegan Michael Key, the scene stealer if there is one. Lennon and his gang from Reno: 911 phoned this one in, something that still surprises me. I didn’t think they were capable of failing, especially so shittily, but this movie sucks to the core.
Horror movies are getting easier to unintentionally laugh at, so parody films like this one are common. What happens when the parody is as flat as the film it satirizes? Does it cancel out the original movie? Nope, it gives me two shitty movies to waste my time.
I don’t suggest this even for the biggest of Reno fans.