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The Unborn (2009)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Horror, Mystery  |  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  »

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Box Office


$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


£3,669,708 (UK) (20 March 2009)

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| (unrated)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The bugs in this movie are potato bugs, or Jerusalem crickets. See more »


The contact lenses used to give the "heterochromia" effect are incredibly obvious. The blue sections cast shadows on the brown iris below. 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 »


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

shock after shock, but a terrible lack of suspense
23 June 2009 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Just saw The Unborn, when I saw the trailer I thought well this might actually be a good little horror flick. While I would not say this was a terrible movie, it unfortunately did have some mistakes.

This entire film is basically a marathon of shocks, crazy situations and (some) pretty creepy ghosts/demons, so I guess, being a horror fan, thats a good thing, right? well, in this case, its not. The Unborn certainly does not lack in the horror department, showcasing some rather creepy moments, but unfortunately the movie lacks of any suspense, buildup, character development, nor does it have a good script.

Odette Yustman does pretty good, but it's not her fault her performance comes through less, its the script. The movie, from the exact second it begins, delivers 'scare' after scare after scare, but the sad thing is, its not that scary because you don't care about the characters or the story, and there's no buildup whatsoever to speak of.

Its actually a terrible waste, because this movie could have been a solid genre effort, too bad the director/ writer chose the easy way out, and delivered what is one the laziest, been-there-done-that productions of the year.

Entertaining it is to some degree, but its not a full recommendation

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