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Wishbaby (2007)

 -  Horror  -  7 October 2007 (USA)
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A magical child is born and many wishes are granted.

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Maxine
Claire Cox ...
The Governess
Leona Ekembe ...
Jeanette
Steven Elliot ...
Tom
Ann Faulkner ...
Mum
Fenella Fielding ...
Eve
Shaney Gittens ...
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JonJo Lyons ...
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Liberty Sprackling ...
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Carl Sykes ...
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Lewis Daniel Taylor ...
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WISHBABY is a savage fairytale set in a contemporary urban landscape. A troubled young black teenager MAXINE rescues an eccentric old lady EVE from an unhappy slap by a mixed-race gang of teens and is rewarded for her act of kindness with the gift of a terrible secret: how to make and operate a WISHBABY. With Eve's help Maxine gives life to a magic doll and sets out to solve her current problems, inadvertently releasing Eve's dead GOVERNESS from her astral prison and unleashing a storm of supernatural activity. Her older brother COLIN is gradually drawn into the dangerous situation created by the 'Little King' and must finally face his own mother in a brutal fight to the death. Written by Stephen W. Parsons

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Machen in the modern world--excellent!
10 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What an achievement! Parsons tries an experiment as radical as that in "The Inmost Light" or "The Great God Pan"--he tries to summon up into our own day the elder, eldritch enchantment of Machen's "The White People." What if the evil and magic that lay dormant since that tale were to surface again in our day, in such different circumstances? Parsons seems to realize that if the Machen magic was ever genuine, then it has to be capable of transplant into our profane and grubby age, too. Was it all merely a Golden Dawn affectation? No indeed. Machen allows characters to contact a timeless world of (anti-)Sacred time and to unleash it in their own. Thus it must be accessible from any point in history. And that experiment succeeds: Machen's magic survives in a world he never made.

But "Wish Baby" is far from being some windy essay like this one. It is a powerful cautionary tale and a traditionally spooky, absolutely intimidating and frightening tale told with prime senstivity towards the truly weird! This film has got to be accorded wider distribution! Robert M. Price


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