File this one firmly under WTF?!? Every now and again a film will come along that makes us turn our heads and take notice. Sometimes it’s because it looks either dramatically bad or good, and other times it gets our attention if only for how friggin’ strangely depraved it seems! Enter James Morgart’s Won Ton Baby!
The film starring Debbie Rochon, Suzie Lorraine, Lou Martini, Jr., and Gunnar Hansen looks primed and ready to turn a few heads and stomachs. Director James Mogart dropped us a line with some exclusive stills (including one of said baby “discovering its manhood”) and a really fleshed out synopsis.
“What’s turned a lot of heads has been talk regarding the baby using its umbilical cord to have the first onscreen umbilical cord sex scene in cinematic history,” says Morgart. Ok. We’re in!
Dig on all the goodies below, and when you have a moment, go check out an exclusive teaser trailer that just appeared over at Fangoria.
In 1976 little did brothel owner Rachel “Madam” Won Ton know that a wild, drug-induced night with an Elvis impersonator would change her life forever.
Thirty-three years later, Madam Won Ton has converted her brothel into a restaurant. She is also the single mother of two – a half-Asian teenage son named Benjamin and a Caucasian daughter in her thirties named Lily. While Benjamin stews in his own rebellion, shirking his responsibilities and smoking pot, Lily is a loyal and dedicated daughter who believes that her biological father was a man of Asian descent. This lack of a father figure in her life and desire to cling to tradition leads Lily to not only be the keeper of her family, but to fake an Asian accent as a means of finding her “roots” – a habit that seriously irritates her half-Asian yet fully Americanized brother.
However, Lily’s only problem is not just her confused identity. She is also carrying an unusually large abnormal growth in her abdomen. Ashamed and guilt-ridden for her daughter’s issues, Madam Won Ton seeks solace in whiskey until the growth in Lily’s abdomen causes crippling pains.
Upon consultation with a doctor, Madam and Lily are told that her daughter is carrying a rare abnormality known as a fetus-in-fetu – a twin that Lily’s body absorbed while in the Madam’s womb. Though the fetus is abnormally large, the doctor decides to take the chance removing the fetus, and upon doing so realizes that the fetus is actually alive!
This rare medical phenomenon is treated as a blessing by Lily, who attempts to teach the baby how to talk, how to walk, and how to eat. Unfortunately, this baby doesn’t like baby food…
When the Won Tons discover their newest family member taking a liking to raw meat and even killing vermin in order to satiate its desire for blood and nutrients, Madam and her son are mortified. Madam Won Ton demands that the baby be kept out of the apartment until they can decide what to do about it. It is heartbreaking news to Lily and a decision that irks the child…
While sequestered in the family’s restaurant, the baby seeks its revenge by killing off whomever it comes across and devouring them as a means to satisfy its unrelenting hunger. When the Won Tons discover the mutilated, half-eaten remains of one of their waitresses, the pressure lands on the shoulders of Lily and her mother. Can her family survive the divide this creature has driven between them before it’s devoured them all? Or will the bond of a mother and daughter prevail in the face of the terror of a Won Ton Baby!
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