Excerpt: I’m often asked by friends and family what “new and good” movies I received to review on this site. Well I got “The Unborn” which is new, but I’d hardly classify it as good. I’m not a huge fan of the horror movie genre, but it seems that every other movie somehow falls into this genre.
Conclusion: I wouldn't say 'The Unborn' arrives completely stillborn, but I think that drunken stork from the Looney Tunes cartoons may have been assigned this bundle and bonked it around a few times during delivery.
Excerpt: People hate light switches in The Unborn . They find themselves, in three connected scenes, flicking them on and off no less than ten times. At least one character is smart enough to look outside to see if other lights are on to determine if the storm outside was the cause of it.
Conclusion: The Unborn could have been an unsettling standout packed with leering corpses and disturbing visions. Instead, it's yet another weaksauce attempt to scare a teenage audience; a plodding and predictable bore that doesn't rejuvenate, re-energize, or reinvent its genre.
Excerpt: The Film College student Casey Beldon (Odette Yustman) has been having nightmares � nightmares involving spooky children whispering ominous things. You know, the usual. The horrors of her dreams cross into the real world, however, when a child she is babysitting declares that �Jumby wants to be born...
Excerpt: You know what’s scary? Being chased around by a ghost. Oh and you know what would be even scarier? If the ghost wasn’t just chasing you but wanted to possess you body! Oh oh and what if the ghost was actually your dead evil twin whom you murdered in the womb?
Excerpt: The opening moments of The Unborn make a pretty good case for the return of silent movies. Jogging alone in just-slower-than-life motion, Odette Yustman encounters a creepy child, then a dog wearing a mask, then something nasty in the woods.
Summary: Michael Bay’s production company Platinum Dunes has up until now made its mark on the film world by remaking classic slashers such as Friday the 13th and Texas Chainsaw Massacre . Their latest release stays squarely in the horror genre but branches out, a bit, with an original piece exploring creepy...
Excerpt: While this film succeeds in providing some moments of suspense and the odd fright, the shocks are cheap and the story is completely unoriginal. The director has relied on gory effects to scare the punters, instead of good old fashioned story-telling.
Summary: Haar hele leven heeft Casey Beldon (Odette Yustman) haar moeder gehaat, vanwege het feit dat ze haar op jonge leeftijd heeft verlaten. Maar als Casey geteisterd wordt door nachtmerries en achtervolgd wordt door geesten begint ze langzamerhand te begrijpen wat de reden was van haar moeder om dit te...