Nickelodeon’s Banned Horror Film “Cry Baby Lane” To Air Halloween Night!
Back on October 20, 2000, Nickelodeon premiered its original horror film called “Cry Baby Lane.” Apparently, the film was so scary/disturbing that many parents complained and Nickelodeon chose to pull the film, never showing it again.
For years, “Cry Baby Lane” became a myth and was thought to be lost forever. That is… until just this August when a Reddit user found a copy of the film on an old VHS tape and uploaded it to the internet. While Viacom has pulled all copies of the film down, fans had a short glimpse at the awesome, creepy film and the film’s director, Peter Lauer, was flattered by the newfound popularity of the film after so many years.
Now, with TeenNick’s “The ’90s Are All That” giving ’90s Nick a resurgence, Nickelodeon has announced that it will air the original “Cry Baby Lane” on Halloween night – marking the second time it has ever been shown on TV!
Here’s the Wikipedia synopsis of “Cry Baby Lane:”
Andrew (Jase Blankfort) and his older brother Carl (Trey Rogers) enjoy listening to ghost stories that the local undertaker, Mr. Bennett (Frank Langella), tells them. One night Bennett tells the tale of a local farmer whose wife gave birth to conjoined twins, one being good-natured while the other was clearly evil. The farmer, ashamed of them, kept the twins locked in their room. Eventually the twins got sick and died together, so the farmer sawed them in half and buried the good twin in a cemetery and the bad twin in a shallow grave near the house. Later, Andrew and his friends decide to hold a seance in the cemetery where the good twin is buried, but they unintentionally awaken the bad twin instead. Gradually, the bad twin possesses nearly everyone in town, and it is up to young Andrew to stop him.
Do you plan on watching “Cry Baby Lane” on Halloween night? From what we’ve seen and heard, it will definitely make for a chilling experience.