LITTLE LOST SEA SERPENT, BABY GHOST is another shot-on-video stab at the kids’ video market. And trust me you’ll definitely feel a stabbing pain in your brain after watching this one.
BABY GHOST opens with a theme song that will let you know exactly what kind of trouble you’re in for (sample lyrics: “Baby Ghost, I’m a Baby Ghost, Buh-Buh-Buh-Baby Ghost” and “I’m gonna scare yooooou.”). We open in a high rise as child photographer Winslow Copperpot (Joe Estevez) is trying to get an unruly kid to stop blowing bubble gum bubbles during their session. Sensing a long night, the boy’s mother sends his two younger sisters out to get some candy from a vending machine. When the youngest runs afoul of a weirdo security guard (James D. Whitworth), she hides in a storeroom and discovers a tiny cigar box wrapped in chains. She undoes the lock on it and unleashes the Baby Ghost. Well, I guess she does as all we really see is the box shaking on a metal drum.
Winslow Copperpot: “Who you gonna call?”
Madame Zora: “Ghostbusters?”
Martin Sheen: “I’ve got THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT coming out this year. What have you been up to, Joe?”
Joe Estevez: “I’ve got LITTLE LOST SEA SERPENT and BABY GHOST coming out.”
Charlie Sheen: “Has anyone seen my Coke?”
This was actually Joe’s fifth feature with Jackson and he would come back for six more after this one. I guess he was the Robert de Niro to Jackson’s Martin Scorsese.
Anyway, BABY GHOST is only for the bad movie junkie who feels the need to test their limits. Just like LITTLE LOST SEA SERPENT, this promised a sequel in the end credits. I, for one, am happy that BABY GHOST 2 got aborted.