Thursday, March 15, 2012
THE BABY (1973)
Wow, this movie is one very very strange film. A family keeps a mentally-handicapped full grown man in diapers and a crib and treats him like a baby. Needless to say this is one pretty fucked-up family which consists of a mom(who looks quite a bit like Joan Crawford) and her two wacky daughters. There's incest involved, a naughty babysitter, some booby-suckling and "The Baby" gets shocked with a cattle-prod to keep him in line. A social worker enters the picture and things head towards an even stranger twist ending. It's hard to say anything about the finale without giving it all away but it definitely leaves you feeling like you may have seen one of the weirdest ideas for a plot ever put on film. I'm shocked this ending hadn't already been ruined for me by some jerk-off reviewer since that seems to be a popular thing to do but amazingly it wasn't.
The trailer makes this seem like a horror film which it really isn't but more of a strange tale that might creep you out: