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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 ...
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Derek Benfield ...
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Stanley Lebor ...
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Judy Buxton ...
Sheila
Andy Secombe ...
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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[first lines]
1st Nurse: What's wrong, sir?
Dr. Finch: This one doesn't want to be born.
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Dull, stupid "Rosemary's Baby" ripoff
7 December 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Joan Collins plays a stripper named Lucy. At the club, a dwarf worker tries to sexually molest her. She spurns him and he curses her to have a baby possessed by the Devil. A few years later she's out of the business, happily married to Gino (Ralph Bates!) and pregnant. The baby is born (after an extremely harsh delivery) and immediately starts acting violently. It scratches, spits, bites and starts killing people! What to do? It's a good thing Gino's sister is a nun, Sister Albana (Eileen Atkins), and has a few ideas.

This is reasonably well-directed, looks great, has some good acting...but that's it. Collins is just fantastic in her role; Donald Pleasance equally good as the baby's doctor and Atkins (wisely) doesn't take her role too seriously. But who thought having Ralph Bates playing an Italian was a good idea? He looks miserable and his "accent" is hilarious. Atkins (who is also British) does a better job of it--but every time she says "devil" it sounds like "davel" and is (unintentionally?) hysterical. And Caroline Munro is on hand in a nothing part--but she looks just great.

The script is dull dull dull. There's not enough material here for 90 minutes. It's filled with people endlessly repeating the same lines (I heard "the baby is so big" so many times I was ready to scream!) and has tons of filler with people walking around. I got so bored after an hour I basically started to fast forward through this.

The baby's attacks aren't really shown (until the end)--we always see the aftermath and we NEVER see the baby doing it. Also, the film is relatively bloodless until the last 15 minutes which throws in a couple of nice gory murders--but it's too little too late.

All that's left about this movie is some very good acting and a VERY cute-looking baby. That aside--forget it.

Rent "Rosemary's Baby" instead--you'll be much better off.


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