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Grace Paul Solet

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Good suspenseful psych and horror film

  • Oct 12, 2009
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'Grace' is a good horror film. It has raw horror combined with a psychological component that makes this movie intensely creepy and engulfing.

The movie follows the tragedy of a mother that has to carry her stillborn baby to term. But, when the baby is born, it is alive. And I mean `it' and not `she', because there is something seriously wrong with baby Grace, she does not want her mother's milk, she wants her mother's blood.

At first, I truly doubted that I would like this film; I did not even take it seriously. Then, I found myself being drawn in to the plot, the sick and disturbed plot. This is definitely not for the faint of heart because it will freak you out. Not because of the blood or the scenes; what is truly terrifying about this movie is the sheer possibility of it, the way it messes with your psyche.

My big complaint about this movie is the under-development of the characters, specifically Patricia and the mother-in-law, Vivian (played by Gabrielle Rose). Although Samantha Ferirs performed her part marvelously, we did not see enough of her. Also, we never truly to delve into Vivian's psyche and that could have been far more interesting that the entire movie. Also, the film itself could have been better developed. The cinematography, the score and the tempo of the film were pretty good. The other flaw is the randomness of the Vegan aspect of Madeline's diet (the main character). It was unnecessary and irrelevant.

The DVD extras are good. 'Grace: Conception' is a nice and short featurette about how this movie came to be. 'Grace: Delivery' gives you a nice beyond the scenes about the making of the movie. 'Grace: Family' answers a lot of questions about the character's relations that were never answered in the movie.

The big flaw of this DVD is that it does not contain the original short film that spawned this movie.

The other featurettes are Grace at Sundance, Her Mother's Eyes (about the production design), Look of Grace, Lullaby Scoring Grace.

Also, the DVD case is made out of recycled material.

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review by . March 01, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
*** out of ****      A baby's cry - no, a baby's scream - is quite possibly one of the most annoying sounds known to mankind; this is something that both writer-director Paul Solet and his debut feature "Grace" know very well. In a cinematic legacy of children from hell and toddlers from beyond the grave; here's an artful horror flick where the child is not from hell, nor is it undead. No, it's a normal baby; just with some ugly, gruesome peculiarities. …
review by . September 22, 2009
            I’ve been real disappointed with American horror the last few years. Most of them have cheapened their style in utilizing elaborate special effects, a weak storyline, remakes and beautiful people. I wasn’t expecting much with writer/director Paul Solet’s “Grace”, and surprisingly, it proved to be an overpowering horror film. It would be easy to dismiss the film as another “It’s Alive” rip off or just …
review by . November 10, 2009
Writer/director Paul Solet serves up a heaping helping of creepiness in his 2009 chiller, "Grace," but an unintended camp factor prevents me from taking it too seriously. The film opens with a young couple, the Mathesons, successfully conceiving a child. It's been a hard road for the pair in their attempts to become pregnant, but this time around they are successful. Michael (Stephen Park), has grudgingly compromised with his wife, Madeline (Jordan Ladd), on having a midwife deliver the child for …
review by . October 07, 2009
While more subdued and slower-paced than the shocking short, this feature-length Grace still packs a punch. The woman-centric issues of pregnancy and self-sacrificing motherhood are rarely featured in horror, so it's nice to see these addressed. The bond between a mother and child are strong, so like Madeline, I'm willing to bet you would sacrifice everything and anything for them. Madeline breaks her own ethical beliefs to ensure that Grace gets what she hungers for...blood...and is prepared to …
review by . October 05, 2009
Doesn't the following sound like a great idea for a horror movie; a pregnant woman with three weeks left in her pregnancy is in an auto accident. This auto accident produces a tragic outcome, her baby is killed. The mother is obviously devastated, but decides to carry out the rest of her pregnancy and give natural birth; despite the fact the mother (to be) knows the child will be stillborn. However, when the child is born, she is alive and appears rather ghoulish.    I felt like …
review by . September 08, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
"Grace"    Motherhood    Amos Lassen    I am not a fan of horror movies but "Grace" really made me think about the genre. This is a movie that is not easy to forget and it is an emotional and psychological thriller as well as a trip into terror. Madeline (Jordan Ladd) and Michael Matheson (Stephen Park) have been trying to have a child for a long time. Now they are about to become parents but soon before delivery, a terrible accident kills …
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Director: Paul Solet
DVD Release Date: September 15, 2009
Runtime: 84 minutes
Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
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