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Dumpster Baby
Dumpster Baby
Actors: Angela Benjamin, Akasha Sjolin, Jeffrey Charlton, Thomas Alan Beckett, Hugh Adams
Directors: James Bickert, Randy Hill
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
NR     2006     1hr 20min

A drug addict gives birth to a premature crack baby and abandons it in a dumpster. Helpless and left for dead, the dumpster baby begins a surreal journey as it encounters a wide array of bizarre characters, including an ad...  more »


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Actors: Angela Benjamin, Akasha Sjolin, Jeffrey Charlton, Thomas Alan Beckett, Hugh Adams
Directors: James Bickert, Randy Hill
Creators: Bill Burton, James Bickert, Randy Hill
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Studio: Troma
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 03/07/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 20min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 6
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Brilliantly uncomfortable.
Ton | the Netherlands | 09/05/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Brilliantly uncomfortable.

An unwanted baby that is disposed of by placing it in a dumpster is a superb metaphor for the kind of world most kids are born into these days. As we follow the baby through various circumstances as it goes from hand to hand, we see more and more of this dumpster of a world we live in.
This film is dark, depressing and uses a palette that beautifully illustrates it's story and message. It is made on a low budget, but Dumpster Baby is one of those movies that show that not only no unlimited amount of money is needed to make a great film, but that the lack of it actually adds to the gritty atmosphere it wants to capture (a message maestro Mario Bava already understood perfectly, often handing films in under budget, because not all of the cash was needed to make a fine product). No CGI-effects could ever recreate this kind of realism. I have read about the bad sound the film is supposed to have. OK, admitted, it is not quite 5-channel ultra-dolby mix that we get here, but as with the murky atmosophere that the cameras captured so magnificently, the sometimes hard to follow mumblings the people speak to each other add a fitting non-communicational loneliness to the lives of those we follow.
Highly original, extremely hard-hitting and rather uncomfortable. In other words: a poetic masterpiece, a must-see and a must-have.
MoonGerms | New Jersey USA | 05/28/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Im a huge Troma fan, but this is one of the movies that Troma released under its companies name, and its complete garbage!, They dont even show the baby! its just a doll or something wrapped in a blanket.The whole movie is all dialog and no funny parts,after it was done i through it against my wall.If your looking for the typical funny Troma movies, this is not one of them."
Why Troma WHY!?
Matthew Shults | 01/22/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)

"So, I love Troma...Love it, with all my heart but why did they stamp their endorsement on this? It's an inspection of a series of twisted individuals who get their hands on this dumpster baby throughout the movie, a metaphor to the corrupton of our society....that's quite the lofty goal but the result is pure garbage. I hate it so much I needed to rub ajax on my eyes with steel wool.

Stick with Toxie, SGT Kabukiman NYPD, Nukem High, Tromeo and Juliet, Troma War, Terror Firmer, and Poultrygeist (Those are all the ones I've liked best, but there's a few more I haven't seen)"
Allegorical Nightmare
M. Miller | Raleigh | 01/20/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Okay, first things first. The acting is not good, and thats severely understating. The sound quality is very quiet (i watched it on my computer with headphones, and even then some of it was hard to understand). The fact that this movie is low budget is extremely obvious. However, I'm giving it five stars, because its creators came up with an amazing idea for a movie and did the best they could with what they had.

This is not a movie about a killer baby like one might assume. It's about a baby that gets thrown away like a piece a trash, and is then carried from person to person in a series of seemingly-unconnected vignettes. Vignettes that are royally messed up. In this sense, the movie is never boring, and no scene overstays its welcome. The city in which Dumpster Baby resides is truly vile, something of a stark metaphor for the world we live in. And something HAS to be said about the ending. Completely unexpected and very disturbing.

Clearly this movie isn't for everyone, and I'll refrain from calling it anything other than 'powerful.' It's thought-provoking, and would probably make for an amazing novel. See it for the story and the imagery, forgive the sound and the acting."