The Baby (Ted Post, 1972)

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The Baby is a nasty little shocker that continually defies expectations. Starting out as wonderfully unhinged exploitation fodder, it soon morphs into a tawdry psychosexual thriller and eventually winds up in full-on slasher territory that’s surprisingly bloody considering the PG rating, complete with one of the most demented twist endings ever committed to celluloid.”

Read my entire piece, the first of three contributions to the tenth annual 31 Days of Horror, over at Not Coming to a Theater Near You.

About Budd Wilkins

Budd Wilkins is a writer, film critic and instructor. He is a Staff Critic for Slant Magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Nordic Issue of Acidemic Journal of Film and Media. He is currently writing a chapter for an anthology on international horror directors to be published by Intellect Press and distributed by University of Chicago Press. Mr. Wilkins was born and raised in Hollywood, Florida. He attended Penn State for several years before moving to North Carolina in 1994, where he earned his Bachelor's in Religious Studies and a Master's in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Film Studies from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His primary focus is film history, film literacy and criticism, with the goal of bringing obscure, foreign and films that are labeled "difficult" to the attention of film aficionados of all kinds. Other interests and focus of critique include comparative religion, black humor, 19th century European literature, horror and graphic novels. Mr Wilkins lives in Greensboro, North Carolina with his wife, Tina. Follow @buddwilkins on Twitter.
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