What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Hell Baby is a crude comedy with horror elements. It features quite a bit of comical blood and gore, with many characters dying, and adult characters trying to catch, beat up, and kill a newborn demon baby. Sex is a big issue, with full-frontal female nudity, very strong innuendo and suggestion, as well as scenes inside a strip club, and images of an adult magazine. Language is likewise strong, with multiple uses of "f--k," "s--t," "bitch," and more. Two adult characters smoke cigarettes almost constantly, many of the characters smoke pot and get high, and most of the characters drink beer, wine, or hard alcohol; it's all played for humor. Characters eat in a real New Orleans restaurant, and the scenes play like commercials. Some Apple products and Facebook are mentioned. The movie is available VOD as well as in theaters, so parents beware.
- Families can talk about Hell Baby's extreme blood and gore. Are audiences expected to laugh at this stuff? Are there any circumstances under which blood and gore are funny?
- What stereotypes did you notice in the movie? What does it have to say about them?
- Is the movie scary? What makes a really scary horror movie?
- How does the movie use drinking and smoking as part of its humor?
- What's the difference between lowbrow humor and other types of humor? What makes it appeal to some people?