Friday, September 16, 2016

DVD/150: I DON'T WANT TO BE BORN (Peter Sasdy, 1975): The Killer Baby Film From Hell....

You know a film's bad if the title keeps changing: I DON'T WANT TO BE BORN is also called THE DEVIL WITHIN HER, THE MONSTER, IT LIVES WITHIN HER and SHARON'S BABY, the last is bizarre as there is no character called Sharon!

Some films are so truly godawful they become hilarious and boy, this is one.  There are so many wrong elements here, it's a film you need to see for yourself - I am thinking of having a viewing party!

Joan Collins - always a narcissistic performer - is at her most am-dram while Ralph Bates and Eileen Atkins share laughable Italian accents - "possessed by the Dayvel" - as her husband and nun-in-law while Donald Pleasance just looks sad, probably thinking his career is over.

Collins and Bates' baby is evil, is it because of a curse by a demonic dwarf who danced with her in a strip club ? !

Shelf or charity shop?  A film this awful is a definite keeper - worth it alone for the inclusion of a scene where Ralph Bates can't hang up his trim-phone properly - and it stayed in the film!!!

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