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Wishbaby (2007)

A magical child is born and many wishes are granted.


Stephen W. Parsons


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Credited cast:
Tiana Benjamin Tiana Benjamin ... Maxine
Claire Cox ... The Governess
Leona Ekembe Leona Ekembe ... Jeanette
Steven Elliot Steven Elliot ... Tom
Ann Faulkner Ann Faulkner ... Mum
Fenella Fielding ... Eve
Shaney Gittens Shaney Gittens ... Malcolm
JonJo Lyons JonJo Lyons ... Bim
Suzann McLean Suzann McLean ... Serena
Ben Bailey Smith ... Colin (as Doc Brown)
Liberty Sprackling Liberty Sprackling ... Young Eve
Carl Sykes Carl Sykes ... Street Thug
Lewis Daniel Taylor Lewis Daniel Taylor ... Rainman (as Lewis Taylor)


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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Wishbaby --- Be Careful What You Wish For
11 February 2009 | by usteve-2See all my reviews

Is this the first black British horror film ever? Maybe. Maybe not. But it is certainly the first black British horror film featuring such an ugly and mischievous blue baby. The search goes on for wacky, off the wall concepts to scare the whits out of people in the hope of coming up with something weird enough to grab worldwide attention. The Wishbaby tack is to ground the story in an eminently ordinary, urban landscape - bleak, gritty, impoverished - and then unleash maximum mayhem. Forget mutant viruses, blood dripping vampires and other such fantastical inventions. First time director Steve Parson begins with a simple, all too familiar big city incident: slightly eccentric old lady, Fenella Fielding, is being 'happy slapped' by a nasty gang of mixed race teens, then is rescued by a young black girl, Tiana Benjamin, who is carrying lots of her own troubles but still feels inspired to help others. Her reward? The old lady helps her to make a magic doll – a less than cuddly blue Wishbaby – which is meant to help solve the girl's woes but instead inadvertently raises hell by, among other misdemeanors, releasing the old lady's dead Governess, Claire Cox, from some form of astral prison. Not a good idea. Needless to say, this ugly fairytale is designed from younger audiences and Parson has loaded it with a sharp soundtrack from the UK's edgiest music makers to help the supernatural goings on seem even more terrifying.

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7 October 2007 (USA) See more »

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