couple who've had trouble carrying a baby to term visit a very
special fertility specialist, one with nearly 100% success and
a somewhat cultish following of glowing mothers with unnaturally
intelligent babies. But the bun in the oven turns out to be a
little less than wholesome.
So what's red and crawls up your leg? This movie, mostly. It starts
off solidly enough, and until an hour is up you don't realize
how bizarre it's going to end up. In a nutshell, the flick build's
slow with sporadic moments of unease and tension. Not that I'm
saying it's bad, I'm just saying it's not obviously good.
The story is decent, it just doesn't justify the slow build. Once
it gets weird the pace steps up and delivers a good, but odd flick.
Shades of The
Brood came to mind a lot, not just the evil children/pregnancy
aspects, but the style just felt similar.
In comparison, one would have to say The Unborn is like
a lite version of The Brood. The long buildup isn't so
long and the payoff isn't so impressive. Despite this, there are
some times of genuine horror. My main complaint was that they're
often allowed to fall flat rather then being spurred on.
Just the same, it's entertaining and although it was made in the
early nineties, it has a distinctive eighties feel to it. If you're
looking for a vintage horror flick that isn't predictable in the
least, here's one.
The baby is really fucking creepy, too.
6 out of 10 homesick abortions