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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

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Virginia Marshall
Jeff Hayenga ...
Brad Marshall
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Dr. Richard Meyerling
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Martha Wellington
Jane Cameron ...
Beth Sanders
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Connie Chicago
Wendy Hammers ...
Gloria Starchild (as Wendy Kamenoff)
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Janet Robinson
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Mark Robinson
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Cindy DeWitt
Matt Roe ...
Jeff DeWitt
Jessica Zingali ...
Alicia DeWitt
Francis Smalls Collier ...
Bobby DeWitt
Rick Podell ...
Chuck Martinez
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Louisa Krelm
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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 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 »
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29 March 1991 (USA)  »

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El nonato  »

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$1,200,000 (USA)
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Goofs

Virginia fires a pistol until it's empty, then we hear two clicks. These clicks would be heard if the gun were a revolver, as the barrel rotates and the hammer falls on an empty chamber. A semi-automatic pistol would not make a sound, as the slide would be stuck in the open position as would the hammer. See more »

Quotes

[requesting a sperm sample]
Dr. Richard Meyerling: I hope you're in the mood
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Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

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Decent, But Could Have Been Great
28 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

At times, The Unborn comes across as two separate films that got spliced together. On one hand, there is a genuinely disturbing psychological thriller / satire with great performances, while on the other there is a cheap B-level gore film.

Adams and her husband have been unable to conceive a child, so they go to James Karen's fertility clinic. Boasting a 100% success rate, he quickly fixes Adams's problem. Unfortunately, the child she conceives has some issues of its own.

At many points, the actors, particularly Adams, appear to be acting in an entirely different movie. Her meltdown scene, had it been in a straight drama rather than a low budget horror movie, would have earned her an Academy Award nomination. The film itself has a number of satirical touches on maternity culture, and could have been an interesting feminist piece in different hands.

Unfortunately, it turns into an uninspired gore film. I like gory horror movies, but it steals from It's Alive and Rosemary's Baby so blatantly it's not even funny. The special effects budget is so low that the film comes across as funny rather than scary.


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