Monday, October 26, 2015
2015 October Horror Challenge #69: "12/12/12"
Well, since I just finished a good movie, I figured I'd go ahead and watch what will probably turn out to be a terrible one. Wouldn't want to throw the universe out of balance or anything. This movie has been on my list for awhile. As I mentioned in the review for this movie's basted cousin, "13/13/13," this is The Asylum's sequel to their movie "11/11/11." Really, it's not a sequel, since it has nothing in common with the first movie except the whole "evil killer kids" thing. This movie is about an evil little baby, the spawn of Satan or something, who is going to take over the world.
It's fitting that this movie is #69 on my list, since it features full frontal nudity right in the opening credits (always a sign of a classy movie going experience to follow). It also opens with a really awesome, gory scene. Yes it's a ripoff of a similar scene from the movie "It's Alive," which is a much better movie than this, but it's still a pretty cool, gory scene. And the actors who play the baby's parents aren't horrible either, so at least they won't be painful to watch the whole time.
The movie is pretty hilarious. Please, by all means, go after an intruder in your house with a broom. That'll show 'em. Also, I'm pretty sure they don't send police detectives to check out routine intruder calls (but maybe the movie couldn't afford police uniforms). The parents may be played by ok actors, but the characters themselves are idiots. Your baby is evil, stupid. He looks creepy and deformed and he keeps doing weird things a normal baby wouldn't do. Wise up. Not that THAT'S likely to happen anytime soon.
Speaking of stupid things that happen in this movie, I'm also fairly certain they don't just give a baby back to a suspected murderer because people keep dying around him, but then counting the plot holes in this movie would take all day. Suffice it to say the movie isn't great. It IS better than "13/13/13" but that's setting the bar pretty low.