Euro Cult Movie Forum => Horror => Topic started by: Ben Cobb on 30 Jul 2008 - 23:21

Title: Baby Blood (Alain Robak, 1990)
Post by: Ben Cobb on 30 Jul 2008 - 23:21
Anyone else here a fan of this French existential circus-pregnancy gore shocker? Love its mix of Jodorowsky and Roeg elements. News on the forum of the suicide of Benoit Lestang – the film's FX artist – prompted me to post...

Anchor Bay put it out a few years back.
Title: Re: Baby Blood (Alain Robak, 1990)
Post by: Diabolik2 on 02 Aug 2008 - 13:01
I like it.
Saw it in 1992, on French VHS.

There's also a sequel, LADY BLOOD.
Not on dvd yet I think.
A friend of mine did the sfx of this one.
Title: Re: Baby Blood (Alain Robak, 1990)
Post by: Jay on 02 Aug 2008 - 15:15
Yeah, it's a dark corker. I got a Euro DVD with an interview with the director. Pretty nice, if soft picture.

Sad news on Lestang. He was the demon that shagged Cupisti in The Church. I interviewed the director of Martyrs for the next issue of The Dark Side where he talks about Lestang. Very sad news. I'll raise a glass in his honour and memory.

Jay
Title: Re: Baby Blood (Alain Robak, 1990)
Post by: MarcMorris on 02 Aug 2008 - 17:51
It's out on DVD in the US courtesy of Anchor Bay.

Link: Baby Blood DVD (http://www.anchorbayentertainment.com/index.asp?p=CatalogDetail&SKU=DV14356&PriCatID=3&GenreID=0)
Title: Re: Baby Blood (Alain Robak, 1990)
Post by: Peter Neal on 03 Aug 2008 - 17:22
Would make an interesting double feature with "Inside"....though I'd probably need something strong like "Thre Men and a Baby" ( French or US version...wouldn't matter at that point! ;D) to cheer me up again after that! :-* :-\

When I watched it for the first time in the early 90's it was way oo downbeat for my liking, but given the new wave of French hardcore horror, "Baby Blood" is pretty much in sync with those recent fan faves as far as the mood and the grisly effects work are concerned. ::)
Title: Re: Baby Blood (Alain Robak, 1990)
Post by: VogNyhmn on 08 Aug 2008 - 07:30
I enjoyed it and I am anxious for Lady Blood!
Title: Re: Baby Blood (Alain Robak, 1990)
Post by: VogNyhmn on 13 Sep 2008 - 03:01
The sequel to Baby Blood

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmxsJ4h-2uc
Title: Re: Baby Blood (Alain Robak, 1990)
Post by: Peter Neal on 16 Sep 2008 - 16:54
Thanks for that. :-\

I'm a bit surprised they stress the moderate use of gore so much in this. It almost sounds like one of these "It's NOT a horror film" articles in Fango during the 90's...but I'm ripe and ready for more French genre fare. ::)
Title: Re: Baby Blood (Alain Robak, 1990)
Post by: bronxwarriors1990 on 30 Sep 2008 - 07:07
I just got a beautiful German cinema poster for BABY BLOOD. I hadn't actually heard of the film when I bought, just liked the artwork, but will certainly give it a try after reading this post!
Title: Re: Baby Blood (Alain Robak, 1990)
Post by: VogNyhmn on 04 Oct 2008 - 01:34
np...I really liked the first Baby Blood. The best "baby" horror film IMHO
Title: Re: Baby Blood (Alain Robak, 1990)
Post by: VogNyhmn on 17 Oct 2008 - 03:10
Trailer for "Lady Blood"
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x64bos_lady-blood-teaser-trailer_shortfilms