The Unborn (15)

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Tue Feb 24 2009

David S Goyer’s non-kosher riff on ‘The Exorcist’ is stillborn, as was its heroine Casey’s twin brother, strangled in utero by her umbilical cord. But now the latest in an infected bloodline to be possessed by a dybbuk (a spirit) wants to be born. It all began with her grandma’s experience at the hands of  Nazi eugenicists, and now college girl Casey (Odette Yustman) must ‘finish what began in Auschwitz’.

One of her brown eyes turns Aryan blue and she is compelled to pad around in her underwear. Her sensitive boyfriend (Cam Gigandet) and sassy girlfriend (Meagan Good) can’t help, so Casey asks a rabbi (an embarrassed Gary Oldman) to rid her of this evil spirit.
Goyer throws everything at this preposterous plot – a demonic child, spooky mirrors, a rabid dog with an upside-down head and an exorcism conducted in Hebrew. It’s almost too silly to be offensive. Almost, but not quite.
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15

UK release:

Fri Feb 27, 2009

Duration:

87 mins

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what a poor film

what a poor film. it was so predictable and one of the worst horrors i have ever seen. i watched all of it, just to see exactly how rubbish it was, and successfully predicted all of the bits that were meant to make you jump. complete and utter garbage!

liam

this film was good well worth watching if you like horrors p.s. i'm fifteen but no horror has scared me yet not even this one

liam

this film was good well worth watching if you like horrors p.s. i'm fifteen but no horror has scared me yet not even this one

Smudge

A total waste of time & money. If you want to sit there and watch utter dribble, poor acting and a predictable film, then go ahead and watch this poor attempt f horror film. But for me, I'd rather stick needles in my eye

Kierran

Was an OK film. A bit jumpy in several parts but a bit 'cheesey' in others. Like at the end where the rabbi mysteriously wsn't hurt after being attacked by the kid.

dee

Was scary in parts, but some 'special effects' ruined it and my boyfriend was laughing all the way through it. worth going to watch if you have nothing better to do but otherwise, don't watch it.

clip tie

I was stuck in Glasgow with 2 hours before my flight back to London and this movie filled in those hours in a non-demanding fashion of the old style formula, House of Hammer Horror pics. It's like a homework project of horror for all those that have never seen a horror movie - it won't scare you but it does cover the whole gambit of 60's and 70's horror films. It's a possession movie without the spiritual rawness of the Exorcist. It won't give you any nightmares and you'll forget by the next day. Time filling fodder only.

santino

This film was a decent film compared to other poor films out there(watchmen) a decent movie

beth

it wasnt as bad as people are saying it is. It isnt scary at all but i found it quite funny. i think people should see it

Nat

went to see this last week . was very pridictable, made me jump in a few places but not as good as it could have been. more than likely will bring out "the unborn 2" as the story was left a little open!!

Chloe

Went to the cinema to see this film with my boyfriend, it was really good and i really enjoyed it. There was an amazing storyline to it and it wasn't very scary but it made me jump a few times. It is a film that youu have to go and see. (:

Chloe

Went to the cinema to see this film with my boyfriend, it was really good and i really enjoyed it. There was an amazing storyline to it and it wasn't very scary but it made me jump a few times. It is a film that youu have to go and see. (:

naomi

loved the film! went to see it with a friend and we both had a great time watching it! the storyline was good and its refreshing to see a scary film that is actually good and not tacky. The guy coming up the stairs! argh freaky!...a must see!

naomi

loved the film! went to see it with a friend and we both had a great time watching it! the storyline was good and its refreshing to see a scary film that is actually good and not tacky. The guy coming up the stairs! argh freaky!...a must see!

Kale brought

its a good film for teenagers and there mates i thought it was good so im going to rate it full.

Kale brought

its a good film for teenagers and there mates i thought it was good so im going to rate it full.

Kale

this is an awsome film for teenages to go and see with there mates its good and it gives you the jumps sometimes thankyou

Kale

this is an awsome film for teenages to go and see with there mates its good and it gives you the jumps sometimes thankyou

Loz

To be honest i found myself laughing at the bits that was meant to be scary (then again so did the majority watching the movie) but it was still a funny enjoyable "horror" movie

Matt

This is a prime example of what happens too most horror movies. Over-hyped for the under deliver.