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Rosemary’s Baby Meets Reno: 911

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I’ve always been a bit of a moderate on Tom Lennon and Ben Garant: never a fan of The State, but charmed by Balls of Fury and the Reno: 911 movie. For their new horror spoof, they’ve assembled a killer ensemble that includes Rob Corddry, Leslie Bibb, Keegan Michael Key (but no Peele?), Paul Scheer, Kumail Nanjiani and Riki Lindhome.

It may help this movie’s chances that a more serious take on this kind of material, Delivery, is coming out this year also. I caught it at LAFF – a found-footage film that documents a pregnancy going disturbingly, supernaturally wrong on reality TV. A mixed bag that appears to be saving some reveals for sequels the filmmakers apparently think are inevitable, it nonetheless has at least one killer moment you’ll never forget…or expect.

In the meantime, Hell Baby trailer after the jump. Looks better than most horror spoofs.

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist