Thursday, April 23, 2015

Dumpster Baby (2000)

How bad is it? It's a Troma film that tries to be a cult film and fails.
Should you see it? Only if you want to play "spot the references."
This video takes forever to get started, with a preview of "Poultrygeist" and an introduction by Troma founder Lloyd Kaufman. The story is about a crackhead who has her friend toss her newborn in a dumpster and then the film follows the baby through the lives of others (sort of like "20 Bucks" - which as a treat for people who actually read this blog, was one of two films to have someone I once dated in it): a teased guy of diminished capacity, a shadowy figure in black, three teenage boys and a cannibal mechanic. The film keeps starting along an interesting plotline, then just veers and does something else and starts another interesting possibility; eventually, it just spins its wheels. The film is better than most Troma offerings, but not exactly something to recommend.

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