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The Suckling (1990)

Not Rated | | Horror | 12 February 1992 (Germany)
A woman goes to a back alley abortion clinic, only to have her aborted fetus attack her, her boyfriend, and everyone else at the clinic.

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Francis Teri

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Francis Teri
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Rivera ... Axel (as Frank Reeves)
Marie Michaels Marie Michaels
Gerald Preger Gerald Preger ... Sherman
Lisa Petruno ... Girl
Janet Sovey Janet Sovey ... Big Mama
Tim Martin Crouse Tim Martin Crouse ... Bill
Susan Brodsky Susan Brodsky ... Sheryl
Allen Lieb Allen Lieb ... Doctor #2
Bobby Shapiro Bobby Shapiro ... Doctor #1
Caesar Monroy Caesar Monroy ... Attendant #1
Antoinette Greene ... Bertha
Brian Muirhill Brian Muirhill ... Customer
Jeff Burchfield Jeff Burchfield ... Policeman #2
Hector Collazo Hector Collazo ... Creature
Michael Gingold Michael Gingold ... The Suckling
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A woman goes to a back alley abortion clinic, only to have her aborted fetus attack her, her boyfriend, and everyone else at the clinic.

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Release Date:

12 February 1992 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A Semente da Maldição See more »

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The 1997 VHS release box claims: "THE SUCKLING has been compared to ALIEN for its claustrophobic intensity and DIE HARD for its non-stop action". See more »

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This Could Have Been The Best Film Ever Made...
25 February 2006 | by EVOL666See all my reviews

Get the f!ck out of here people...1's and 2's for this film??? I'm well aware that THE SUCKLING is no great feat of exploit cinema - but this is one of the best concepts out there for sleaze and gore fans. It's a shame it wasn't pulled off more competently and with more gore, if it had, this would have been one of my favorite films of all time...

THE SUCKLING is about a guy and his girlfriend who go to a whorehouse that doubles as an illegal abortion "clinic" (?) to get rid of the unwanted bun-in-the-oven. The chick has reservations about getting rid of it, so boyfriend and the coat-hanger technician unwillingly drug the girl so she doesn't have a choice in the matter (??). After the fetus is yanked, it's flushed down the toilet (???) where it encounters some radioactive material (????) and begins to mutate(?????) (at this point I feel compelled to tell you that this is no joke, this is really the plot of the film - and the fetus-mutation scene is hilariously awesome - think the "resurrection" scene from HELLRAISER meets that weird looking baby-thing from COMBAT SHOCK...). The fetus grows into some giant goofy looking monster, puts some sort of membrane around the house so those inside can't get out...and takes it's revenge on the occupants of the whorehouse (including it's "parents") for it's mistreatment (????????????)...

I couldn't make this sh!t up if I tried...THE SUCKLING has one of the most gloriously sleazy plots I could ever hope to actually witness on screen. But with such a wonderfully insane storyline - this film actually ends up being kind of disappointing. It starts out very strong, and ends very strong - but the middle is pretty dull and uneventful. There are SOOOOOO many things that could have been done with this film (even with a micro-budget) that weren't, and there was too much sitting around and talking by the "hostages", where there really should have been more gore and sleaze. Even so, I still dug this one if only for concept alone...but nah, it wasn't just that - there are definitely some "fun" things going on in this one. Probably not to everyone's taste as most "normal" people would have no interest in watching a radiated aborted fetus kill a bunch of people - but some of us really do - so if this sorta thing's your bag, I suggest giving it the once-over...7.5/10


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