Quick-hit movie reviews for the masses.
How come nobody told me about this bonkers British horror flick before??
The Devil Within Her (1975), otherwise known as I Don't Want to Be Born, also known as The Monster, is, to put it mildly, highly entertaining. The plot: a sultry Dame Joan Collins is a former dancer (of the exotic variety) who marries a filthy rich (and utterly clueless) Italian, then gives birth to what might be a demon child possessed by the spirit of the angry dwarf whose affections she spurned previously. Normal stuff, really.
It also stars Donald Pleasance as Joan's doctor! He drinks a lot of tea and doesn't seem at all concerned about this demon baby thing. 1970s genre bombshell Caroline Munro breezes through the film like a fashion model on her way to another shoot. If you think babies are cute—and who doesn't, really?—this film might change your mind. It's one of the loopiest entries in the 1970s "fear of motherhood" cinema craze. The British Horror Films website said: "There are some films that just defy description. [This film] ranks very highly among them. The film is ... an out-and-out classic. And it was apparently made completely straight-faced. Quite how unbelievable that statement is can only be appreciated when the film is watched."
That's entirely accurate. Watch and marvel at the insanity. It's on Amazon US Prime right now!
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