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Monster (aka I don't want to be born)  [DVD]
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New parents Lucy and Gino Carlesi want only the best for their newborn child. But their baby boy has something of the night about him, filled with an inexplicable hatred. The freak child develops quickly becoming super strong. Despite the baby's presence at the site of various deaths, the doctors refuse to believe the child can be implicated. Only Sister Albana (Eileen Atkins) senses the evil within the tiny tot.
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"The Monster" was produced around 1975 in the dying days of the great British companies such as Hammer and Amicus and in some respects this film does resemble the later products of those legenedary film comapnies. Despite the often bizzare storyine "The Monster" does however have some very strong points to it. A terrific cast is headed by Joan Collins who really does give her all to her role as the mother who becomes scared of her own child when it begins to display an extremely nasty side to its character behind the innocent facade. Joan once again proves what a good actress she can be when given something to work with and while this role would never win any Oscars she is excellent as the central character. Ralph Bates has actually little to do here and as stated previously he is saddled with playing an Italian which never really comes off. In the role of Sister Albana, Eileen Atkins does what she can as the determined nun who performs the exorcism on Joan's baby. Horror veteran Donald Pleasance as Dr. Finch who delivers the demon baby also manages to play it all seriously which helps the viewer overcome some of the hilarious parts in the script. And those moments are aplenty in "The Monster"!! The horny dwarf called Hercules played by George Clayton has to be seen to be believed and somehow here he possesses magical powers as he curses Joan's unborn baby and manages to superimpose his face over the baby in the crib at regular intervals. This whole supernatural element to the story is never explained which I find baffling and despite being spurned by Joan romantically it seems hard to believe he would try to destroy her life so utterly for a simply rejection of his adavances in Joan's dressing room. The stripper club where Joan works prior to her marriage is also alot of fun with its sleazy owner, gaudy costumes (what little there is of them!) and tart talking girls audtioning for parts in the "revue". I personally love the mid 1970's look and feel to the film and there is real interest when the story takes the characters out into the streets where we are treated to some wonderful views of London circa 1975.
While no classic this film is still alot of fun and since all the actors play the story totally straight I believe you will find yourself sticking with it to the disturbing climax. They sure don't make horror films like this anymore, mores the pity but I'd recommend it to any film fans who like demon possessed stories that became so common on screen in the mid 1970's. Sit back and enjoy Joan Collins battling for her life against the angelic child from hell in director Peter Sasdy's "The Monster".
Difficult to believe that the director of this was also responsible for the brilliant Hammer horrors 'Taste The Blood Of Dracula' and 'Hands Of The Ripper'.
Where to start? Well, how about at the club where Joanie works as a stripper. Its a cross between The Good Old Days, Casino Royale and Stringfellows, with an enthusiastic, easily pleased audience. Then theres the soundtrack, an irresistable mix of acid jazz,porn soundtrack heaven and Ceefax's greatest hits. You have to feel sorry for the cast as they all stagger round speaking their lines with some conviction, with is quite an achievement considering the material they've been given. Special praise must go to Donald Pleasance for maintaining his dignity throughout.
So why, having made fun of this film in the last paragraph, do I love it so much. Well, for all the above reasons, for a start. A real guilty pleasure, but not one I'd admit to under torture.
Consequently, said child is born a homicidal hulk who bites chunks out of people and eventually goes on a murderous rampage.
Ralph is one of the first to go, bless him - hanging himself in the garden before conveniently disappearing (unfortunately he died in real life - before the film did !).
It's left to a nun (not a priest see, that's to make sure we don't confuse this with 'the Exorcist'!!), played by Dame Eileen Atkins (who Colin Farrell apparently tried to seduce in a hotel room recently !), to finally do battle with the malevolent midget-spirit in a hilarious scene where he writhes round on a stage full of strippers, while the evil in the cot is excised (I'm not bothered about plot-spoilers on this one, surely none of you out there are daft enough to see this ?).
And what is it with dwarves and the supernatural anyway?
I usually find a swift kick in the groin soon dispels any black magic on the stunted demonic front; and if they were given numbers, like jockeys, we wouldn't have this trouble in the first place. (!)
For the sake of the - God help us - review, Joanie looks great: well into her 40's, suspenders and black-lace well to the fore but she never convinced me for a second she could cut it up the 'dancing' pole.
Ralph Bates I felt really sorry for. Apart from his accent, there's no reason for him to be in the film; and there's a cameo from sexiest-woman-in-the-universe (but lousy actress!) Caroline Munro, who's been inexplicably dubbed with a jellied-eels Barbara Windsor-style Cockney accent.
Donald Pleasence (and my heart went out to him as well) has a look of bereavement about him as he miraculously delivers his lines as the child's cynical doctor.
The whole tawdry mess is (incredibly!) directed by Peter Sasdy, who did some good early 70's Hammer flicks including the best Dracula sequel: 'Taste the Blood of...' and the superb 'Hands of the Ripper,' one of the studio's finest films.
So what he's doing in the middle of this inexcusable dross-fest is a mystery on a par with the Marie Celeste.
Italian exploitation legend John Steiner ('Caligula' 'Salon Kitty' 'Cut and Run' etc.) plays a sleazy strip-club owner who gets to bed delicious Caroline. I HATED him for that and cheered loudly when he got his come-uppance.
It was the only cheering I did during the whole dreadful experience, though I must confess, I enjoyed writing this review...some kind of exorcism of my own perhaps..?
'I Don't Want to be Born'(and I was cursing my own mother after watching this one!) is a stink-riot of the highest order.
I can't describe it any better than that without phlegm...
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