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Baby Screeching Overkill


Did every moment of the film need to be full of the baby screeching? The sound they used to approximate the baby sounded like nails on a blackboard and it was CONSTANT. WE get it, there's a baby in the movie.

Children should be seen and not heard.

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Unfortunately babies dont have the courage not to scream when something scary is happening. But i feel your pain and frustration! Damn babies and their childish reactions!

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There were actually more than a few scenes where the baby was fairly quiet, even no noise whatsoever. Especially near the end, my mom even pointed out 'the baby isn't making any noise like it was".

You'd really, really, hate The Babadook.

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Au contraire. I thought "The Babadook" was fantastic.

I don't remember any baby in that; the little boy was just the right amount of cute/creepy.

The Foley operators went a little overboard with the noise here.

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this wasn't the baby

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I completely agree with you infoed. I was really looking forward to seeing this movie but the baby drove me nuts!

"It's as much fun to scare as to be scared" -- Vincent Price

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OMG it was so annoying. Using a real baby crying too..to make it worse.

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You are absolutely correct. The movie would have been fantastic if it weren't for the terrible sound design of the baby. Every time you see the baby in the beginning of the movie, the sound NEVER matched the baby. I had 3 babies.... NONE of them constantly made noise like that. Whoever the sound designer/foley artist was has obviously never been around a real live baby. He must have stumbled across a catalogue of "baby noises" and got really excited. Rooky mistake.

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Yeah, exactly. The sounds didn't bother me--what bothered me is that they never seemed to match what the baby was actually doing.

It was exactly like how pretty much any time there is a dog in a movie, the dog is CONSTANTLY whimpering or growling or making some kind of noise when it's on screen. Dogs are actually usually pretty quiet! Oddly, I don't remember that being an issue with the dog in this movie--just the baby.

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I don't think I'll watch it now. Even as a little kid I hated the sound of a screaming baby and that didn't get any better with age. Let's face it--they never know when to shutup!

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Screaming is a staple of the horror genre. It worked, it put you on edge.

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