Horror spoofs have become something of a spawning menace these days, especially when horror movies themselves are often ridiculous enough to warrant laughter. At least "Hell Baby" has the distinction of coming from two funny parents — writers-directors-stars
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"Hell Baby" isn't what anyone would call a laugh riot or a defining poke in the eye at horror movies, but its modest (if occasionally gross-out) stabs at genre parody rarely insult our intelligence and even allow for the kind of retro deadpan silliness Mel Brooks used to underline his louder punch lines.
MPAA rating: R for bloody violence, graphic nudity, sexual content, language and some drug use.
Running time: 1 hour, 34 minutes
Playing: Galleria at South Bay 16 and on VOD