Monstrous births

A sub-section of body horror movies, that deal with killer babies, freakish pregnancies and other birth-related strangeness. Films that put the 'terror' in 'teratology'.

Further reading: Womb Monsters slideshow and Scahill, Andrew (2010) "Deviled Eggs: Teratogenesis and the Gynecological Gothic in the Cinema of Monstrous Birth." in Bienstock Anolik, Ruth (ed.) Demons of the Body and Mind: Essays on Disability in Gothic Literature. McFarland. Pages 197-216. ISBN 978-0-7864-3322-3.

See also: Someone else has a list for evil kids, if you want to know what happens when these terrible tykes grow-up (hint: nothing good).
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1.
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A young couple move into an apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life. (136 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
2.
It's Alive (1974)
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The Davies expect a baby, which turns out to be a monster with a nasty habit of killing when it's scared. And it's easily scared. (91 mins.)
Director: Larry Cohen
 
3.
Beyond the Door (1974)
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Juliet Mills plays a young pregnant woman in San Francisco who is going to have the devil's baby during her strange possession. Richard Johnson shows up to help her... but what does he really want? (109 mins.)
 
4.
Sharon's Baby (1975)
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A woman gives birth to a baby, but this is no ordinary little tyke. The child is seemingly possessed... (95 mins.)
Director: Peter Sasdy
 
5.
Embryo (1976)
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A scientist doing experiments on a human fetus discovers a method to accelerate the fetus into a mature adult in just a few days... (104 mins.)
Director: Ralph Nelson
 
6.
Eraserhead (1977)
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Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child. (89 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
7.
Demon Seed (1977)
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A scientist creates Proteus--an organic super computer with artificial intelligence which becomes obsessed with human beings, and in particular the creators wife. (94 mins.)
Director: Donald Cammell
 
8.
The Manitou (1978)
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A psychic's girlfriend finds out that a lump on her back is a growing reincarnation of a 400 year-old demonic Native American spirit. (104 mins.)
Director: William Girdler
 
9.
The Brood (1979)
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A man tries to uncover an unconventional psychologist's therapy techniques on his institutionalized wife, amidst a series of brutal murders. (92 mins.)
 
10.
Alien (1979)
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After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as distress call, their landing on the source planet finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform. Continuing their journey back to Earth with the attacked crew having recovered and the critter deceased, they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ The scene with John Hurt scared (and inspired) a generation. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
11.
Humanoids from the Deep (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Scientific experiments backfire and produce horrific mutations: half man, half fish, which terrorize... (80 mins.)
Director: Barbara Peeters
 
12.
Horror Planet (1981)
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A crew of interplanetary archaeologists is threatened when an alien creature impregnates one of their members, causing her to turn homicidal and murder them one by one. (93 mins.)
“ This, according to Scahill, marks the end of the "cinema of monstrous birth," at least the most fertile period ripe for analysis - there are still plenty of post-1981 films in this are that manage to delight and appal. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
13.
Xtro (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A man who was abducted by aliens returns to his family three years later, but his presence affects them negatively. (81 mins.)
 
14.
Devil Fetus (1983)
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A woman becomes possessed and dies after a monster is released from an antique vase she had purchased. Twelve years later the monster is re-awakened. First he possesses the family's dog, before moving on to the woman's nephew. (84 mins.)
Director: Hung-Chuen Lau
“ aka Devil Fetus ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
15.
The Fly (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong. (96 mins.)
 
16.
Bad Taste (1987)
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The population of a small town disappears and is replaced by aliens that chase human flesh for their intergalactic fast-food chain. (91 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ Oh Peter Jackson, how we miss the ends of your films which involve weird 'births.' ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
17.
The Terror Within (1989)
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It's the post-apocalypse, and the world has been changed by "the accident," a chemical warfare experiment gone awry... (88 mins.)
Director: Thierry Notz
 
18.
Baby Blood (1990)
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When a strange creature crawls into a woman's uterus she becomes a killer in order to feed the tiny terror growing within her. (82 mins.)
Director: Alain Robak
 
19.
The Unborn (1991)
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A couple who cannot have children joins an in-vitro fertilization program. While she is with child,... (83 mins.)
Director: Rodman Flender
 
20.
Basket Case 3 (1991)
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Duane recovers from his delusional breakdown to find his freakish basket-bound brother Belial will soon become a father. But not everything is joyous as the once tight knit brothers no longer seem to trust each other. (90 mins.)
“ aka Basket Case 3: The Progeny ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
21.
Dead Alive (1992)
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A young man's mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors. (104 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ "Bad Taste" could have just been an accident but in the ending of this film the main protagonist is 'born' from his own mother, again. Analyse that. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
22.
The Johnsons (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
According to an ancient Indian tale a giant monster embryo residing in a crystal vase is predetermined to fertilize a blue-eyed woman... (103 mins.)
 
23.
Revenge of Billy the Kid (1992)
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The horny farmer McDonald has his wicked way with a goat. Life returns to normal for the family, until the goat gives birth... (87 mins.)
Director: Jim Groom
 
24.
Warlock: The Armageddon (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
An order of Druids train their children to battle an evil Warlock determined to unleash Satan upon the world by bringing a collection of six mystic rune stones together. (98 mins.)
Director: Anthony Hickox
 
25.
The Unborn II (1994)
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A sinister fertility experiment has created a generation of twisted children. A relentless woman has... (83 mins.)
Director: Rick Jacobson
 
26.
Progeny (1998)
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An unsuspecting woman is impregnated by aliens who are experimenting on the human population. (98 mins.)
Director: Brian Yuzna
 
27.
Species II (1998)
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An astronaut gets infected with alien DNA during the first mission on Mars and runs amok on earth. Preston and Laura team up with a peaceful, genetically re-engineered Sil to track the monster down. (93 mins.)
Director: Peter Medak
 
28.
Maang gwai jeung yan toi (1998)
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When an ancient treasure is violated by Chinese soldiers, each of their wives become pregnant and possessed simultaneously. A rogue priest and a chef must try and kill the demons before they can infest the entire world. (85 mins.)
Director: Kant Leung
“ aka The Demon's Baby ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
29.
Gozu (2003)
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A yakuza enforcer is ordered to secretly drive his beloved colleague to be assassinated. But when the colleague unceremoniously disappears en route, the trip that follows is a twisted, surreal and horrifying experience. (129 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
“ Although its presence here could count as a spoiler. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
30.
Inside (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Four months after the death of her husband, a woman on the brink of motherhood is tormented in her home by a strange woman who wants her unborn baby. (82 mins.)
“ Baby ripping. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
31.
It's Alive (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  
A baby born to a human couple turns out to be a mutant monster with an appetite to kill when scared. (80 mins.)
Director: Josef Rusnak
 
32.
Grace (2009)
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After losing her unborn child, Madeline Matheson insists on carrying the baby to term. Following the delivery, the child miraculously returns to life with an appetite for human blood. Madeline is faced with a mother's ultimate decision. (84 mins.)
Director: Paul Solet
 
33.
Splice (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Genetic engineers Clive Nicoli and Elsa Kast hope to achieve fame by successfully splicing together the DNA of different animals to create new hybrid animals for medical use. (104 mins.)
Director: Vincenzo Natali
 
34.
Zombie Babies (2011 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  
When a group of expecting young couples head to Burt Fleming's mountaintop hotel for a weekend retreat (and discount abortions), they get more than they bargained for when the fetal undead come back for vengeance. (95 mins.)
Director: Eamon Hardiman
 
35.
Bad Biology (2008)
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Driven by biological excess, a man and a woman search for sexual fulfillment, unaware of each other's existence. Unfortunately, they eventually meet, and the bonding of these two very unusual human beings ends in a god awful love story. (84 mins.)
 
36.
Won Ton Baby! (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Former brothel owner struggles to protect her family from a parasitic twin. (97 mins.)
Director: James Morgart
 
37.
Humanoids from the Deep (1996 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
While a town is in a state of alert, the monster of the sea keeps mutating the townspeople at an alarming rate... (86 mins.)
Director: Jeff Yonis
 
38.
Hell Baby (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
An expectant couple who moves into the most haunted house in New Orleans call upon the services of the Vatican's elite exorcism team to save them from a demonic baby. (98 mins.)
 
39.
Decoys 2: Alien Seduction (2007 Video)
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Sam, a college student in a small Northwestern town, reluctantly joins his roommates in a contest to see who can hook up with the most gorgeous co-eds by the end of the semester. But when men slowly start disappearing around town, he and his friends learn that when it comes to beautiful women, it's what's inside that really matters. (94 mins.)
Director: Jeffery Lando
 
40.
The Unnamable (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Back in the 1800's a lady gives birth to a monster. They decide that the baby is too ugly to name, therefore the monster is known as the "Unnamable"... (87 mins.)
 
41.
Bad Milo (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A man learns that his unusual stomach pains are being caused by a demon living in his intestines. (85 mins.)
Director: Jacob Vaughan
 
42.
Zombeak (2006 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
On the darkest night of the year, when Satan is allowed free reign to walk the earth, a motley crew... (72 mins.)
Director: Sam Drog
 
43.
Rise of the Zombies (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  
During a zombie apocalypse ,a group of survivors hide on Alcatraz Island to escape from rising zombie hordes... (89 mins.)
Director: Nick Lyon
 
44.
Amphibious Creature of the Deep (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  
Marine biologist Skylar Shane hires an expat charter boat captain, Jack Bowman, to help her find prehistoric... (83 mins.)
Director: Brian Yuzna