The second installment in a Larry Cohen mini-marathon.
I was enticed by the great premise (a mutant baby runs amok), and the beginning and the ending are as anxiety-inducing as I was hoping, but the middle part lags. At first it appears the movie is anticipating the "less is more" approach of Jaws or Alien, but we never get a good shot of the demon baby, leaving us instead with a morose look at ambivalence about parenthood from the perspective of the father. Later, in God Told Me To, Larry Cohen would do a lot with a little. It just didn't quite pan out here. The music is nice, though.
Tomorrow: What do a Star Trek villain, a lost Gospel, a Broadway musical, a fringe conspiracy theory, and the next movie in this series all have in common?