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The Suckling (1990)

Not Rated | | Horror | 12 February 1992 (Germany)
A pregnant woman reluctantly goes to an illegal abortion clinic, which also doubles as a brothel, only to have her aborted mutated fetus attack everyone at the clinic.


Francis Teri


Francis Teri




Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Rivera ... Axel (as Frank Reeves)
Marie Michaels Marie Michaels ... Candy
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


A pregnant woman reluctantly goes to an illegal abortion clinic, which also doubles as a brothel, only to have her aborted mutated fetus attack everyone at the clinic.

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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 »


In Lisa Petruno's opening dream sequence when she gets her throat slit, she goes to open the medicine cabinet and you can see the sliced throat makeup prosthetic already on her neck. See more »


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The best way to see this film voluntarily is drunk
24 June 2000 | by thel2kSee all my reviews

A young girl has an illegal abortion in a house of ill-repute. The foetus is flushed down the toilet and into the sewer where, nurtured by pollution and goodness-knows-what, it survives, harbouring a grudge and glowing greenly. It then sets about popping up out of the toilets and picking off one-by-one all those responsible for its sorry fate. It is aided by the fact that all those involved are the kind of people who - on being told that there is something in the bathroom making a noise like the devil incarnate - proceed to shove their heads down the pan for a really good look.

Well, I first saw this on video in the early 90's when it was on release in the UK as "Sewage Baby", and it was so awful that I have never forgotten it. There was a kernel of a good idea here, but it was made with such technical ineptitude that even the folks at MST3K would only have been able to watch in gob-smacked silence. The photography is dire. The sound appalling- there are silent gun shots, footsteps that suddenly disappear halfway down a flight of stairs and then suddenly start again. Some of the cast are obviously actors, some are just as obviously not. The special effects are of the "let's have a Halloween party in the garage" school, with lots of atmospheric net curtains. After my sides stopped aching with laughter and my jaw returned to its normal position, I was left with many unanswered questions, like; Who ARE these people? How ever did they manage to get the money and film stock to make this movie? And how on earth did they manage to get it released? If anyone knows the answers - please tell me.....

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Release Date:

12 February 1992 (Germany) See more »

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$50,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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