New in Theaters Review:The Unborn starring Odette Yustman, Meagan Good, and Gary Oldman

unbornHello, hope everyone had a great holiday. This past weekend I went to see “The Unborn”, it’s the first horror movie of the New Year. The movie is about a woman named Casey (Odette Yustman) who starts to see some eerie images in her dreams, and there is always this tortured little boy in them as well. Casey also has dreams of her mother who abandoned her when she was a little girl. She soon finds out that it is no coincidence that she is having both dreams at the same time. There is an evil that is coming for Casey that dates back to Nazi Germany, and it’s getting stronger each passing day. With the help of Rabbi Sendak (Gary Oldman), she decides to face the evil head on.

Let me first say that I feel this was a pretty good story as far as horror movies go. It introduced us to a whole new type of evil entity, plus adding the whole Nazi involvement made it seem like it could happen if there are really evil ghosts out there. The dream sequences were good, and the little boy got to be quite scary looking as the movie progressed. Speaking of little boys, the boy who plays the 4year old kid Maty was pretty weird looking all by himself, and that added to the movies scare value, I would have been frightened by that kid myself. The movie isn’t that scary, but it is a good ride for horror buffs. It has all the right elements of a great horror movie, it just needed a bit more “shock” value. I enjoyed the movie, and would definitely have it in my DVD collection when it comes out, hopefully with some deleted scenes deemed too scary for regular audiences. I give this movie 2 ¾ babies out of 4. I wanted to give it 3 but it just needed to be a bit scarier, maybe the next time around. (Hint) The movie ran 1 hr and 28mins. It was rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and terror, disturbing images, thematic material and language including some sexual references. The screenplay was written by David S. Goyer.It was produced by Platinum Dunes, Phantom Four. It was distributed by Rogue Pictures.

They say out of all twins, there’s always an evil one. Ezo
Next week’s movie: Notorious