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The Suckling

The Suckling

Director: Francis Teri Cast: Marie Michaels
Marie Michaels
, Frank Rivera
Frank Rivera
, Gerald Preger
Gerald Preger
, Lisa Petruno
Lisa Petruno
Francis Teri
The Suckling

The Suckling

Director: Francis Teri Cast: Marie Michaels
Marie Michaels
, Frank Rivera
Frank Rivera
, Gerald Preger
Gerald Preger
, Lisa Petruno
Lisa Petruno
Francis Teri

Blu-ray (Wide Screen / Bonus DVD / Subtitled / 2 PACK)

$32.99

Overview

There are some interesting ideas kicking around this bargain-basement independent horror film, but its technical ineptitude almost makes it unwatchable. The plot concerns a young woman whose boyfriend drags her to an illegal clinic located in a brothel. The owner, "Big Mama," drugs the poor girl and aborts her fetus, which is then flushed down a toilet and exposed to toxic waste, mutating into a rapidly-growing monster. The young couple is trapped in the brothel with whores, Big Mama and a psycho named Axel (Frank Reeves in a memorably nasty performance), while the hideous beast picks them off one by one. The monster is semi-scary and the cast is quite good for this sort of film, but the technical flaws are numerous. The photography is absolutely horrible and often puts really bright lamps in the center of the screen, blinding the viewer and darkening most of the frame. The stop-motion work is laughable and the soundtrack is worse. Many sound effects are either overdone (listen to Axel count money) or missing entirely (several gunshots are completely silent). Still, for horror fans willing to forgive these amateurish lapses, there are enough intriguing moments here to make it worth a rental on a rainy day.


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Product Details

Release Date: 03/26/2019
UPC: 0814456022024
Original Release: 1989
Rating: R
Source: Vinegar Syndrome
Region Code: ABC
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:29:00
Sales rank: 22,829

Special Features

Video interview with writer/director Francis Teri Video interview with Michael Gingold (writer at Fangoria & Rue Morgue and played the 'mature' Suckling) Archival image gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marie Michaels Actor
Frank Rivera Actor
Gerald Preger Actor
Lisa Petruno Actor
Janet Sovey Actor
Tim Martin Crouse Actor
Susan Brodsky Actor
Allen Lieb Actor
Antoinette Greene Actor

Technical Credits
Francis Teri Director,Screenwriter
Michael Helman Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Suckling
1. Reel 1
2. Reel 2
3. Reel 3
4. Reel 4
5. Reel 5

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