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Sharon's Baby (1975)
"I Don't Want to Be Born" (original title)

R  |   |  Horror  |  May 1975 (UK)
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A woman gives birth to a baby, but this is no ordinary little tyke. The child is seemingly possessed by the spirit of a freak dwarf who the mother once spurned. Cue a spate of strange ... See full summary »

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Lucy Carlesi
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Sister Albana
Ralph Bates ...
Gino Carlesi
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Dr. Finch
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Mandy Gregory
Hilary Mason ...
Mrs. Hyde
John Steiner ...
Tommy Morris
Janet Key ...
Jill Fletcher
George Claydon ...
Hercules
Derek Benfield ...
Police Inspector
Stanley Lebor ...
Police Sergeant
Judy Buxton ...
Sheila
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Delivery Boy (as Andrew Secombe)
Susan Richards ...
Old Lady
Phyllis MacMahon ...
Nun (as Phyllis McMahon)
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A woman gives birth to a baby, but this is no ordinary little tyke. The child is seemingly possessed by the spirit of a freak dwarf who the mother once spurned. Cue a spate of strange deaths, the one common factor being the presence of a baby in pram at the scene... Written by Niz

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Pray for the Devil Within Her...before it preys on you! See more »

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This was Ralph Bates's first non-Hammer film. See more »

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[first lines]
1st Nurse: What's wrong, sir?
Dr. Finch: This one doesn't want to be born.
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References Rosemary's Baby (1968) See more »

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9 February 2004 | by (Wolverhampton, England) – See all my reviews

Good things about this picture:

Joan Collins at the height of her sexiness (confusingly playing a stripper who only disrobes in the dressing room, not on stage).

Caroline Munro, ditto (here 'amusingly' dubbed by Liz Fraser).

Ralph Bates as an Italian (says "Scusi" a lot).

Eileen Atkins, ditto ("He is possessed by a Day-ville").

Donald Pleasance ('Nuff said).

The appearance of Floella Benjamin as a nurse who helps deliver the possessed tyke.

Interesting music score by 'Dr.Who/Steptoe and Son' man Ron Grainer (Hawaiian guitars, synths and assorted percussion!).

John Steiner as a grinning Cocker-nee club owner who manages to bed both Joan and Caroline whilst exhibiting a mouthful of the most off-putting fangs this side of Austin Powers.

Lots of lovely shots of London landmarks with Capris and Minis whizzing round 'em.

'Shocking' flash-cuts of a scary dwarf in a crib.

Mr. Pleasance charming Eileen by demonstrating his bedside manner.

A complete lack of any 'subtext' whatsoever.

Bad thing: It only last 90 minutes.


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