3 out of 10
Release date: 2nd June 2015 (DVD Premiere)
Director: Coz Greenop
Cast: Carina Birrell, David Wayman, Cameron Jack with Lee Harris and Bhasker Patel
Writer: Coz Greenop
Trailer: DEMON BABY
Demon Baby is an unusual horror as it seems to duck the central issue by not presenting us with anything chilling, demonic or ghostly. Demon Baby is a baby film though in that it’s scale is that of a postage stamp. It’s short, has a small cast and will slip from the memory as soon as you’ve gone to bed for the evening.
You’ll see worse films but to see a film that’s almost a ghost itself is something else, so vapour like is everything about it. The actors are fine but don’t seem to do anything to make you pay all that much attention. If I was being cruel, you may even think the TV has switched itself off in a bid to entertain itself. As it is, here’s the plot. A young couple hire a mobile home and dash off to Scotland. The girl (CARINA BIRRELL – JACK SAID) is suffering from visions of a ghostly lady and this weirds her vaguely creepy boyfriend out, played with steady footing by David Wayman (VENGEANCE). He may not be creepy though because he just wants to have lots of sex and she’s seemingly up for it, then not up for it, which gets him cross. A weird policeman (CAMERON JACK – DEATH RACE 4) begins to bother them, but he’s just a normal copper in there for triangulation purposes. A phone rings and gets ignored. Could this issue be the source of the mystery? It solves some of it, but it’s much like the rest of the film, a giant non-sequiteur designed like a ghost story but it’s too polite to conjure any real doom and gloom. OR did the production run out of money and they finished it by bringing in Bhasker Patel (WILD WEST) as a doctor to read a bunch of belated exposition to the watchers? Who knows? You’ll forget you’ve seen it anyway before trying to solve what went on.
3 out of 10 – A non-ghostly ghost story with fair acting and an elusiveness that can’t be accidental. Vapid.
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WHAT HAVE I SEEN THAT ACTOR IN BEFORE?
- Carina Birrell: Jack Said
- David Wayman: Capsule (voice), The Search for Simon, Death (2014), The Dead Inside (2013), Nazi Zombie Death Tales
- Cameron Jack: Death Race 4, iBoy, Level Up
- Bhasker Patel: Emmerdale (TV), Gone Too Far, Twenty8K, The Man Inside (2012), Junkhearts, The Infidel, Anuvahood, Kidulthood, Twin Town, My Son The Fanatic, Brothers In Trouble, Wild West