intense sequences of violence and terror, disturbing images, thematic material and language including some sexual refernces
Casey Beldon (Odette Yustman) hated her mother for leaving her as a child. But when inexplicable things start to happen, Casey begins to understand why she left. Plagued by merciless dreams and a tortured ghost that haunts her waking hours, she must turn to the only spiritual advisor, Sendak (Gary Oldman), who can make it stop. With Sendak’s help, Casey uncovers the source of a family curse dating back to Nazi Germany—a creature with the ability to inhabit anyone or anything that is getting stronger with each possession. With the curse unleashed, her only chance at survival is to shut a doorway from beyond our world that has been pried open by someone who was never born.
* out of **** To its credit, "The Unborn" is some of the best anti-fun you'll have with a horror movie in quite some time. While a lot of horror movies are bad, few (in 2009, especially) are so tame, bleak, and art-less as this one here. It's a joyless "thrill-ride" about demons, Judaism, and how actors can be put in such uncomfortable positions; ones which they were not born to be in. There's problems on every end of this film, from the writing, to the characters, to the … more
David S. Goyer had written the first two “Blade” films and co-wrote “Batman Begins” with Christopher Nolan so I excused him for his lackluster directorial efforts in “Blade Trinity” and “the Invisible”. Now that was before I found out that Goyer is also responsible for the script in “Kickboxer 2: the Road Back“. Certainly, one wouldn’t be hard-pressed to think that Goyer is a either a hit or a miss after his less … more
The famed writer of Dark Knight, David Goyer, brings us a film with an interesting plot...The Unborn. Though, as good as The Dark Knight was...The Unborn is bad. Maybe he was trying to balance the scales...create one great movie and one bad movie...I don't know. What I do know is that the newest film to fall under the genre "horror", starring Odette Yustman and Gary Oldman, is a flop. Casey Beldon is a college student living with her father and struggling to deal with the loss of her mother - after … more