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The Baby

Released 1973
Distributor Scotia International

Further proof the 1970s were (was?) the wildest decade in film history.‚ “Special needs” have never been so special as in this weirdo melodrama about a trio of women bringing up a fully grown man as a baby in diapers and a crib. Mainstream director Ted Post seems a little miscast as the ringmaster of this staidly-shot but crazy movie that never got much theatrical or tv play but has just been put out on dvd by Severin Films.

About Josh Olson

Josh Olson  was the only student in his second grade class to see The House That Dripped Blood.  Many years later, he wrote and directed the no-budget horror film, Infested, a brutal assault on The Big Chill, with zombies. He went on to write the screenplay for A History of Violence and was nominated for the WGA, BAFTA and Academy Awards for Best Screenplay. He kept losing to Larry McMurtry, but that’s okay.  He co-wrote the teleplay for the Masters of Science Fiction episode, The Discarded, with Harlan Ellison, and is currently writing a sophisticated thriller, Tabloid, for Mick Jagger.