Sunday, July 10, 2011

Baby Blood (1990)

A beautiful young circus performer is invaded by a parasitic creature that enters her body and commands her to kill. She is forced to consume the blood of her victims in order to provide sustenance for her surrogate child before giving birth to the wretched thing. Although it is frequently found lacking in the depth department, BABY BLOOD makes up for its shallow storytelling with plenty of outrageous gore and sadistic black humor. Alain Robak is far more concerned with the film's intense visual style and moody atmosphere than in trying to explain the origins behind the parasite and its host. The creature's internal dialog creates a number of entertaining moments as Yanka reacts with sudden outbursts of laughter and rage. Robak's kinetic camera work follows Yanka's knife as she buries in to her victims at ramming speed, producing absurd amounts of blood that drench the entire set in the process. Emmanuelle Escourrou is mysterious and hauntingly beautiful in her own exotic way, her dark features and sensual curves luring the men in the movie with ease. She embraces the motherly aspects of the character as well, protective at times, tender at others, while always putting her child first (even before human life!). Family values at their best, as told through one of the goriest films to come out of France in the 1990s. Gary Oldman supposedly voiced the creature in the English dub.

Rating: 7/10.
Gore: 8/10.

If you liked BABY BLOOD, check out:
INSIDE, BLOOD DINER, DEAD ALIVE.

5 comments:

  1. Circus. Baby. Parasite. Blood. Great group of words. I'm in.

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  2. Gore fans cant go wrong here, it is bloody awesome!

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  3. I can't think of a better way to celebrate Mother's Day than with this movie. Or, more specifically, I did that last year- http://mondobizarrocinema.blogspot.com/2010/05/mamas-dei-baby-blood.html

    I'm not saying that you're behind, Carl- I'm just saying that I'm ahead. :-)

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  4. Dude have you downloa-- uhh, Youtub--- wait.. have you seen LADY BLOOD yet? Im curious about it, still no DVD release after 3 years? Must be great.

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  5. I don't think that I have, Carl. I'll try to track it down.

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