We've seen plenty of filmmakers attempt to make light of the horror genre, but Thomas Lennon's Hell Baby might actually be funny. The comedy-horror, written by Lennon and his former Reno 911! costar Robert Ben Garant, features Rob Corddry and Leslie Bibb as a couple who move into an old home nicknamed "House of Blood." It doesn't take long for them to discover the rationale behind the moniker. When the newly pregnant Vanessa (Bibb) begins to exhibit signs of being possessed (growling, eating foam), Jack (Corddry) calls in an elite force of specialty exorcists (Lennon and Garant) straight from the Vatican.
This could be a hilarious movie or a huge miss. With a devil baby on the way, there's potential for a lot of gross-out humor, but let's hope there will be some smart jokes in there as well. Hell Baby hits theaters on Sept. 6; until then, check out the trailer after the jump.