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The Unborn (2009)

PG-13 | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 9 January 2009 (USA)
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A young woman fights the spirit that is slowly taking possession of her.

Director:

David S. Goyer

Writer:

David S. Goyer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Odette Annable ... Casey Beldon (as Odette Yustman)
Gary Oldman ... Rabbi Sendak
Cam Gigandet ... Mark
Meagan Good ... Romy
Idris Elba ... Arthur Wyndham
Jane Alexander ... Sofi Kozma
Atticus Shaffer ... Matty Newton
James Remar ... Gordon Beldon
Carla Gugino ... Janet Beldon
C.S. Lee ... Dr. Lester Caldwell
Rhys Coiro ... Mr. Shields
Michael Sassone ... Eli Walker
Ethan Cutkosky ... Barto
Craig J. Harris ... Rick Hesse (as Craig Harris)
Rachel Brosnahan ... Lisa
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Storyline

While babysitting a boy and his baby brother, Casey Beldon has a dreadful nightmare involving a weird dog and an evil child, and she tells her best friend Romy over the phone. Casey is haunted by this boy, and when she goes to the ophthalmologist, he asks if she has a twin brother or sister. She asks her father and discovers that her mother lost a son that died in the womb. Casey suspects that she is haunted by the spirit of her brother. She finds a letter addressed to a woman called Sofi Kozma and a creepy picture at home that belonged to her mother. She goes with Romy to a retirement home to meet Sofi, a survivor of the experiments during the Holocaust. But Sofi tells Casey that she had never met her mother and later calls Casey to tell her she is in great danger. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Evil will do anything to live. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and terror, disturbing images, thematic material and language including some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hebrew

Release Date:

9 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled David S. Goyer Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,810,585, 11 January 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$42,670,410

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$78,208,812
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Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Idris Elba has approximately ten minutes of total screen time. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1 min) Casey is using her laptop on her bed, she closes it and leaves it sit, then she turns off the lamp and climbs into bed and the laptop is gone, you see a light spot in the bed that could have possibly been it, but later when she awakes from a nightmare the computer is definitely not there. See more »

Quotes

Romy: Fuck off you little shit.
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After the credits the letters WORD appears in capitals See more »

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References The Grudge (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Spitfire
Written by Liam Howlett and Juliette Lewis (as Juliet Lewis)
Performed by The Prodigy (as Prodigy)
Courtesy of Maverick Recording Company/XL Records
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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decent teenage horror
14 January 2009 | by doctorgonzo64See all my reviews

This is your average PG-13 horror film aimed at a teenage audience. Nothing more, nor less. If you're into that sort of thing, check this movie out.

The scares here aren't bad--there's a couple scenes with a dog that are arguably pretty creepy. There's no gore. There's even an almost total lack of blood. The closest you'll get to nudity is Odette Yustman in her underwear, and that's been plastered on every poster and shown in every trailer for this movie. That chick needs to gain a few pounds.

I kept thinking, "Damn, is that Gary Oldman?" Turns out it was. He's the only actor here with any talent, and he's still pretty bad. But most horror movies have bad acting, right? David S. Goyer isn't Robert Altman, and he's not trying to be. This was made to make a few bucks and scare some kids, and there's nothing wrong with that--horror filmmakers have been doing it for years.

Like I said: basic PG-13 teenager horror film. And a decent one at that. But if you like your horror with some gore, or nudity, or even some naughty language, you should stay away from this one.


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