Tag: Cry Baby Killer

Music To Cry To

After my earlier post, this happened:


Which, as far as I’m concerned, is fantastic.

I tracked down a larger version of the poster, to get a better line on the featured music, and can tell you that the theme, “Cry, Baby Cry”, was sung by Dick Kallman – a b-string crooner, and sometimes sitcom star, who, in 1980, was murdered for his antiques.

There’s an all-too-short sample at the 15 second mark of the trailer:


Punctuation & Baby Killers

Cry Baby Killer 1958

I’d never heard of this film till today, but maybe that’s due to the poster’s punctuation?

Does he kill babies who cry, or are they trying to raise a warning about an approaching baby killer? Do they mean he blubbers as he kills?

Wait – are they trying to taunt an infant murderer? (“Baby-killer gonna cry? Cry baby-killer, cry!”)

Whatever the case, at least he’s keeping the mad-dog population down – going from a teenage rebel to an animal control technician may not seem like that great of a film plot, but Corman was working with tight budgets back in the late-’50s.