The Suckling


Action / Horror

Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 36%
IMDb Rating 4.6 10 533


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Reviewed by BA_Harrison 4 / 10

A bit of a stinker.

Check out the outrageously tasteless premise for The Suckling (AKA Sewage Baby): an aborted fetus, removed by coat hanger in a back street clinic, is flushed down a toilet and winds up in the sewer where toxic sludge mutates it into a huge monster that attacks the occupants of a brothel.

What sounds like a hugely enjoyable trash classic in the making is seriously hampered by terrible performances, a frequently dull script that spends too much time on the characters chatting about escape when it should be delivering scares and piling on the gore, and an incredibly goofy creature that looks like something H.R. Geiger designed for a laugh. In short, it all feels like a wasted opportunity.

Made on a tight budget, the film is clearly a labour of love by writer/director Francis Teri, making me feel a bit bad for ragging on it, so here's a few positives to ease my conscience a little: the electronic score is rather effective, there are some fun attempts at stop-motion animation, and Teri achieves one or two genuinely inspired moments of absurdity (the shonky puppet creature returning to the womb being a hilarious highlight).

Reviewed by Pauline Pantsdown 10 / 10

Lyle Shelton's favourite film

Today my good friend Lyle Shelton tweeted that "The generation that killed its children by abortion will be killed by them through euthanasia". At first I thought he was just an idiot, but then I realised that he had seen this documentary. He's still an idiot, but this is one of the best documentaries I have ever seen.

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 6 / 10

Ignore the critics!

THE SUCKLING is an indie horror flick from 1990 which offers a nice little experience for fans of so-bad-it's-good cinema. The tale was brought out on UK VHS under the title SEWAGE BABY. The bad-taste story sees an aborted foetus flushed down the toilet, where exposed to raw sewage it grows into a mutant before returning to attack the clinic from which it came.

Yes, this film suffers from the usual constraints of low budget cinema. The acting is lamentable and the script is poor, given over to actors giving larger-than-life performances which fail to convince. However, it's also a fast-paced story with lots of death and destruction and melodrama, and it features some surprisingly decent (and icky) prosthetic and model effects which I thought were highly effective.

The titular creation is much more interesting than the usual CGI mess we see in films these days, and it's clear that a lot of effort has gone into achieving just the right look. Add in plenty of gore and you have a short, snappy horror flick that might be cheap and clich├ęd, but which delivers the goods regardless.

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