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The Unborn (1991)

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A couple who cannot have children joins an in-vitro fertilization program. While she is with child, she finds strange occurrences happening within her body. The horror surrounding the child... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Virginia Marshall
Jeff Hayenga ...
Brad Marshall
Dr. Richard Meyerling
Martha Wellington
Jane Cameron ...
Beth Sanders
Connie Chicago
Wendy Hammers ...
Gloria Starchild (as Wendy Kamenoff)
Laura Stockman ...
Janet Robinson
Mark Robinson
Cindy DeWitt
Matt Roe ...
Jeff DeWitt
Jessica Zingali ...
Alicia DeWitt
Francis Smalls Collier ...
Bobby DeWitt
Rick Podell ...
Chuck Martinez
Louisa Krelm


A couple who cannot have children joins an in-vitro fertilization program. While she is with child, she finds strange occurrences happening within her body. The horror surrounding the child comes to light when the parents find that their child has been part of a mad experiment. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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Rated R for gore, violence, sensuality and some language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

29 March 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El nonato  »

Box Office


$1,200,000 (USA)

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The angle at which Virginia's chair sits, as she goes into the kitchen. See more »


Virginia Marshall: Go ahead - tell me I'm glowing.
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A Few Effective Moments but Overall Not Worth Watching
12 August 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

The Unborn (1991)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

A couple (Brooke Adams, Jeff Hayenga) unable to have children of their own go to a doctor (James Karen) who is experimenting with fertilization. The experiment works and the woman finds herself pregnant but soon she begins losing her mind fearing that the baby is pretty much eating through her. THE UNBORN is a pretty bad movie from start to finish but I can admit that there are a few effective things in it as well as several good performances. I thought the actors were about the best thing going for the movie and this includes Adams who is extremely good and believable as the mother who soon realizes that all of her fears are coming true. I thought she did a very good job at showing the fear in the character. Hayenga is also good in his bit and of course Karen is always worth watching no matter what he's in. I think the biggest problem with the film is the screenplay. I think the film gets off to a very bad start because we're supposed to like this couple but I must admit that I didn't care for them a bit. This really hurt the Adams' character because I really didn't like her and I certainly never cared about her. I think the film is borrowing from ROSEMARY'S BABY but instead of Satan we've got evil DNA working. I thought there were a few effective scenes including some of the murders, which were quite dark and chilling. I'd also say that director Rodman Flender at least builds up a dark atmosphere. With that said, even at 80-minutes this thing drags pretty badly and in the end it's best to just watch the Polanski classic or even IT'S ALIVE instead. Of course, if you do decide to watch this you'll get to see both Lisa Kudrow and Kathy Griffin years before fame.

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