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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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David S. Goyer

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David S. Goyer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Odette Annable ... Casey Beldon (as Odette Yustman)
Gary Oldman ... Rabbi Sendak
Cam Gigandet ... Mark
Meagan Good ... Romy
Idris Elba ... Arthur Wyndham
Jane Alexander ... Sofi Kozma
Atticus Shaffer ... Matty Newton
James Remar ... Gordon Beldon
Carla Gugino ... Janet Beldon
C.S. Lee ... Dr. Lester Caldwell
Rhys Coiro ... Mr. Shields
Michael Sassone ... Eli Walker
Ethan Cutkosky ... Barto
Craig J. Harris ... Rick Hesse (as Craig Harris)
Rachel Brosnahan ... Lisa
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Storyline

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

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Evil wants to be born now 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hebrew

Release Date:

9 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Born See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,810,585, 11 January 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$42,670,410

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$78,208,812
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Runtime:

| (unrated)

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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Romy: Fuck off you little shit.
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After the credits the letters WORD appears in capitals See more »

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Features The Invisible Man (1933) See more »

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Here Again
Written by Derek Whitacre (as C. Derek Whitacre)
Performed by Derek Whitacre
Courtesy of pigFACTORY USA LLC
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Chills, thrills and scary scenes written , produced and directed by David S. Goyer
13 June 2010 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This is an astonishing story about a vengeful specter who kills everybody go into his past . While Casey ( Odette Yustman ) is babysitting a little boy and his baby brother, she has a horrible nightmare involving a masked dog and an creepy child, and she tells her best friend ( Meagan Good ) over the cellular . Casey is unsettling because of suddenly appearing by this boy, and with some words as ¨ I want to born ¨ and when she goes to the ophthalmologist, he asks if she has a twin sister or brother . She asks her daddy ( James Remar ) and tells her that her mum lost a son that deceased in the birth . Casey suspects that she is haunted by the spirit of her twin . She encounters a letter addressed to an old woman named Sofi Kozma ( Jane Alexander ) and a photography at home that belonged to her mummy . Then she goes to a retirement house to meet Sofi , a survivor of the Joseph Mengele experiments during the WWII Holocaust . Later on , Casey asks help for experts on mysterious issues about a book of mirrors ( Gary Oldman , Idris Elba ) . After that , they form a Jewish exorcism with ten persons .

This frightening movie displays terror, shocks, hard-edged drama and creepy images. While the look is suitable atmospheric and eerie, the argument stretches plausibility to the breaking point . The film is a crossover of various terror movies , as the spooky phantoms of pale complexion of Japanese stories directed by Takashi Mike and Hideo Nakata as ¨The Grudge ¨ , ¨ The ring ¨ and ¨ Dark water ¨ and exorcism and diabolic possession of ¨ Omen ¨and of course ¨ The exorcist¨ , adding Joseph Mengele's Nazi experiments of ¨The boys from Brasil ¨ . The artistic technicians create a creepy make-up of horrible and bloody images though are also made by means of computer generator. The gutsy murders are gruesomely executed and equally graphic . The film is constituted by a well done terror set pieces with creepy and ghastly atmosphere . The specter appearance delivers the goods with hair raising chills and full scares. The motion picture is regularly written and directed by David S. Goyer . He is an expert writer ( Blade trilogy ,Batman , Flashforward series ) and producer (Mission to Mars , Ghost rider )though occasionally directs films ( The invisible , Blade : Trinity ). Rating : 5,5 acceptable and passable horror film.


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