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The Unborn (2009)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 9 January 2009 (USA)
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A young woman fights the spirit that is slowly taking possession of her.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Casey Beldon (as Odette Yustman)
Janet Beldon
Mr. Shields
Rick Hesse (as Craig Harris)


While babysitting a boy and his baby brother, Casey Beldon has a dreadful nightmare involving a weird dog and an evil child, and she tells her best friend Romy over the phone. Casey is haunted by this boy, and when she goes to the ophthalmologist, he asks if she has a twin brother or sister. She asks her father and discovers that her mother lost a son that died in the womb. Casey suspects that she is haunted by the spirit of her brother. She finds a letter addressed to a woman called Sofi Kozma and a creepy picture at home that belonged to her mother. She goes with Romy to a retirement home to meet Sofi, a survivor of the experiments during the Holocaust. But Sofi tells Casey that she had never met her mother and later calls Casey to tell her she is in great danger. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Evil will do anything to live. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and terror, disturbing images, thematic material and language including some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 January 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Born  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,810,585 (USA) (9 January 2009)


$42,638,165 (USA) (27 February 2009)

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Technical Specs


| (unrated)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The doctor that Sofia is talking about as she recounts her time in Auschwitz is the infamous Dr. Josef Mengele. He was notorious for selecting those that came off the cattle carts for those who lived or were sent to the gas chambers. He was particularly interested in experimenting with people, whether it be freezing people in sub-zero water or changing the color of the iris of eyes. He also had a deep interest in twins and would do organ switching, blood transfusions or sewing twins together. See more »


In one of the scenes where Casey is hearing noises coming from the mirror in her bathroom the camera shot is shooting right through the open bathroom door into the mirror, yet the mirror shows the reflection of a closed bathroom door. See more »


Romy: Fuck off you little shit.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits the letters WORD appears in capitals See more »


References Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) See more »


Here Again
Written by Derek Whitacre (as C. Derek Whitacre)
Performed by Derek Whitacre
Courtesy of pigFACTORY USA LLC
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User Reviews

13 March 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Having seen the trailers for 'Unborn' and admiring David S. Goyer's writing talents on films such as 'The Dark Knight' I was kind of looking forward to it. I knew it wouldn't be much more than a typical Hollywood attempt at horror but I thought I'd get at least 90 minutes of entertainment out of it. I was wrong.

The story is terribly contrived and goes through the typical horror story motions from start to finish: childhood trauma - check! Nightmares - check! It also takes so much content from other films its unbelievable. More unbelievable is the fact that it botches these 'homages' every time. The film plods on and on attempting to at least get a jump out of you (which it fails at) until finally you get to the finale. Needless to say, the finale is also terrible. More so because at least the one thing the film does manage to do is contain the odd decent special effect. However, the finale for some reason doesn't contain any of these effects and resorts to actors merely wearing contact lenses.

I'm perhaps being a bit harsh giving the film a 3/10 but given the actors involved and David S. Goyer's obvious writing talent, this film really should have delivered far more.

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