Part contemporary Benny Hill sketch, part micro-budget Troma-style slasher, it falls into what is quite possibly the weirdest of cracks in British pop-culture: politically-motivated gross-out comedies filled to the brim with poo jokes directed by Paddy from Emmerdale. Throw absolutely every last hang-up you might have about unconventional storytelling, scatological humour and hyper-cheap, porno-looking cinematography out the window and you might just have some fun here. Everything after that is a bit of a blur of soiled old-man-nappies, sexy latex nurse costumes and the occasional bout of good old fashioned hyper-violence. But to that very specific little, British-horror themed niche, Adult Babies is an absolute barnstormer of a genre release. The sort of deranged, balls-to-the-wall grossness that only ever seems to show up once in a generation; the confidence and absolute freedom of storytelling is unparalleled.
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Review - Attack of the Adult Babies is an icky horror satire
Have you all stopped sniggering at the title? Well you may as well keep going, Attack of the Adult Babies is the third film from Dominic Brunt Known to some of you as Paddy from Emmerdale and based on a story idea by his wife Joanne Mitchell Also starring in the film as the unhinged Clinton which divided audiences at Frightfest this past weekend. Set in a stately manor house that is as beautiful on the outside as it is disgusting and warped on the inside, Attack of the Adult Babies follows a family who have to break in to save their father, but have no idea what lies within. Though there are some obvious overtones to the issues of powers and greed which are clever and interesting, you can simply enjoy this as an out-and-out crazy trip of a film too. The casting here is great with some familiar faces, Andrew Dunn Dinnerladies as George is a great archetypical dad figure — embarrassing to the end. Sally Dexter as Margaret is a brilliant choice, bringing style and a strange sexiness to her character as she runs the home and manages the nurses. The switch to Claymation for the hallucinations is trippy and strange, and works with the trashy nature of the film.
Attack of the Adult Babies
For those of your who don't know this is directed by the guy who plays Paddy, the vet in Emmerdale, Dominic Brunt. He is a huge horror fan and has directed and even starred in quite a few horror films now. As for what the film is like; low budget, mad gory fun.