Hell Baby
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HELL BABY, a comedy scripted by Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant (Night at The Museum, Reno 911!: Miami) marks their co-directing debut. Jack (Rob Corddry) and Vanessa (Leslie Bibb) are an expectant couple that moves into the most haunted fixer-upper in New Orleans -- a house with a deadly demonic curse. Things soon spiral out of control for Jack and Vanessa, as well as their-not-so-helpful neighbor F'Resnel (Keegan-Michael Key), Vanessa's friendly psychiatrist (Michael Ian Black), Vanessa's Wiccan sister Marjorie (Riki Lindhome) and the detectives assigned to look into the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 34%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film's reliance on female nudity for edge seems approximately as ancient as the withered hag who keeps trying to get it on with Corddry."
‑ Sara Stewart, New York Post
"This offensive, crass pastiche makes "Grown Ups 2" look like a paragon of wit and good taste."
‑ Peter Keough, Boston Globe
"A slog through improv run amok -- a film that seems allergic toward anything that might be construed as a legitimate throughline, lest that somehow be interpreted as 'selling out,' and not subversive enough."
‑ Brent Simon, Shared Darkness
"Given the talent involved, it's a project that sounds promising (if maybe more than slightly derivative), but it winds up an unfortunate misfire."
‑ Dan Kaufman, Paste Magazine
"Everything about it stinks, from the sophomoric writing to the sleep-inducing performances. But even more frightening is the feeling that the torture being inflicted by the writing-directing team of Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon will never end."
‑ Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger
"[It] rarely dares to be smart, settling instead for familiar gags that would have the Devil himself yawning."
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"There are genre satires, and then there are dumb comedies that wish they could qualify for that status."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"Hell Baby offers a welcome alternative to the overwrought seriousness of modern horror movies with its frequently hilarious take on familiar genre tropes."
‑ Todd Gilchrist, Comic Book Resources
"The jaw drops at the drought of laughs in the horror spoof "Hell Baby," especially considering the massive amount of comic talent in front of and behind the cameras."
‑ Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune
"Certainly isn't the worst horror comedy of all time (see Transylmania)... But most of it is still pretty bad."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media
"A film that's less than half as funny as its predecessor, and a sliver as clever as the original."
‑ Scott Bowles, USA Today
"Its modest (if occasionally gross-out) stabs at genre parody rarely insult our intelligence and even allow for the kind of retro deadpan silliness Mel Brooks used to underline his louder punch lines."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"This is just about the one-billionth movie to lampoon the horror genre, but so what? It's hilarious."
‑ Robert Levin, amNewYork
"I can't say I didn't laugh during Hell Baby. I just didn't laugh as much as I would have liked to, or as much as I expected to."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Like 98-minutes of 'MADtv.' I mean that in a good way."
‑ James Verniere, Boston Herald
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