Cry Baby Lane

If anyone loves creepy lost media like me go watch Cry Baby Lane that old year 2000 Nickelodeon movie that aired once and gave so many kids nightmares, they never aired it again which made hundreds of 90s kids believe they dreamt this awful kids horror movie but it’s so worth watching. The entire internet spent so much time trying to prove it existed and TeenNick aired it a year or two ago to prove it’s real and it’s a trip

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NEW VIDEO Old Review Omnibus Vol. 8

featuring old reviews coming back to my channel of the following movies:

Cry Baby Lane

Brainscan

Blood and Black Lace

The Box

Cry Baby Lane

In 1999, I was 22. I had just graduated from Emerson university in downtown Boston, majoring in screenwriting - specifically in cartoons and children’s programming. My debt was pretty bad, so when Nickelodeon Studios offered me an internship at the studio in California, I accepted immediately. I jumped at the chance to get away from my dead-end job as a Benjamin Franklin tour guide.

Many of you ask to see Cry Baby Lane. Even if you want to see the original film, you never will - yes, even if Nickelodeon somehow consents to releasing it to you. You won’t be seeing what was shown on TV and you sure as fuck won’t be seeing the unaltered original.

I don’t even think Nickelodeon HAS the original cut of the movie anymore. If they do, it’s only in back-up copies. If those even exist, they must be locked away in some vault, along with all the deleted episodes of Ren and Stimpy and the never-before-mentioned episodes of Spongebob Squarepants. I’m pretty sure the director, Peter Lauer, has the original copy, though. It’s probably on his mantle next to his snuff films, the creepy-ass fuck.

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Currently watching this…I’ve been wanting to see what everyone is so freaked out about.

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The full version of Nickelodeon’s Halloween tv movie of the year 2000. The network claims it was lost but others say it was banned. Either way, when it aired when I was six years old I was terrified and yet kept wanting to see it again. Nostalgia revisited when I found out there’s a full version on YouTube!!!

Alright so I just finished watching Cry Baby Lane and I can not for the life of me figure out why they took it off the air. Even looking at it from the perspective of a 7-12 year old kid in 2000 it really wasn’t that bad. Unless the version I watched had scenes edited out it really wasn’t scary at all. It was a good plot, if they remade it now with better effects and less cheesy acting it’d be a great movie. But I don’t understand what could’ve given kids nightmares and caused parents to complain. The version I watched must have had missing scenes, and the original version they aired must’ve had something pretty fucked up in it. Otherwise, there’s no way in hell it would’ve gotten such a negative response. I mean really, Nick denied its existence up until this point. Why would they do that unless the original was really fucked up?

so I finally tracked down Cry Baby Lane

Wow that was… kind of disappointing

It’s actually an okay movie in a “So Bad It’s Good” kind of way (the editing is hilariously awful, especially toward the end), but holy hell, how in the fuck did this manage to get banned for 11 years and earn the reputation of lost film. It’s not scary, at ALL. Hell, it’s not even sort of vaguely unsettling, and I’m a very easily spooked person (yet I love creepy stuff, go figure). Aaaahhh! Real Monsters had WAY more creepy moments than this entire movie did.

The only things worth mentioning are both at the end, where a possessed girl has a spider crawl down her tongue (and it’s incredibly fake looking), and a possessed, slightly mutated and monstery (but really very much) looking boy eats a bunch of worms.

… That’s it, and yeah, it’s like, nothing.

Anyway, if you wanna watch it, the full movie is here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OwcQRYoV0U

It’s an interesting little TV movie effort, but yeah, do not in any way expect anything that was worthy of Nickelodeon attempting to bury its existence.

The only part of the movie that I could see spooking kids is when one of the girls sticks her tongue out and a spider crawls out of her mouth. Or when Andrew is in the evil twin’s grave.

I want to know what the deal is with why it was covered up so much. Maybe it was just a huge overreaction or maybe something really was weird with the original. I want to find out though.

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Cry Baby Lane

It’s the first time in a lot of years that I don’t watch the VMA’s live. I’m glad I didn’t because I get to see the highlights on tumblr anyway. :D I lost interest in music videos anyway. They’re getting outdated, don’t you think? They all look the same to me now. I dunno.

On a far geekier and less mainstream note, CRY BABY LANE WAS FINALLY UPLOADED TO YOUTUBE!!!!!!

If you don’t know what Cry Baby Lane is, go here. It’s creepy stuff, I’m TELLING you. I’m excited to see it! :DDD