Mary Elizabeth goes to bed alone one night, still a 21 year old virgin, and wakes up the next morning...pregnant. Possessed by the demon fetus growing within her womb, Mary Elizabeth obeys her homicidal cravings to kill...for the sake of her unborn spawn. Mary Elizabeth's dark transformation, controlled by her unborn demon child, is driven by its dark cravings. Once the child is born there will be hell on earth. From this apparent immaculate conception comes edge of your seat terror. Written by
Born combines a variety of ideas into one old-fashioned B-horror movie. There's a demon visiting a psychiatrist, a virgin pregnant by a demon, the same virgin fighting split personality- her innocent self and the demon taking over, a priest hit-man, an ultra-religious sister trying to keep the innocent girl on the straight path after their mother dies. And there's a surprising twist at the end.
The performances are pretty good. Joan Severance is excellent. Denise Crosby is equally successful at portraying a nasty character. But Alison Brie impresses playing her role, two roles actually, with bravura. Kane Hodder was somewhat uneven, but it's good to see the legend play a significant role where he even gets to be funny at times.
The CGI effects are pretty bad but fortunately not used a lot. Much better are the real prosthetic and other special effects. There's neat scene of a pentagram on the floor with talking decapitated heads at each point of the star.
Overall an fun little movie that suffers at times from a slower pace. But at a time when horror movies are either lame PG-13 sequels or direct-to-video C-budget movie experiments, this is more akin to the 80s B-horror movies; not perfect but with everything a horror fan likes: violence, gore, nudity, humor.
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