Sunday, January 4, 2009

The Unborn: Children are creepy. We get it.

The Unborn: Trailer 1 @ Apple Trailers

Ah my first horror previction. Nothing like a bunch of blood, guts, and paranormal activity to pack the masses into the old cineplex. It always amazes me that people will go and see practically any horror movie regardless of the plot, actors, or budget. Recently though (specifically after big studios realized the goldmine created by the horror-movie-lemming-mentality) we have seen big name directors, writers, and producers attach themselves to a raft of horror flicks. The Unborn follows in that grand tradition.

Unborn looks like a pretty standard evil twin coming back to haunt the world story with few surprises. A couple of moments have some tension but overall it looks quite predictable, which is a very bad thing for a horror movie. Scary ghost children and exorcisms are so twentieth century. Predictable means bored critics, critics with time to write more words about how they hate the movie. Production is pretty slick with a dark, unwashed look, but I don't think that's what people will pick at.

Nice looking but with the potential to be boring, predictable and only mildly scary.

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