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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.

Director:

David S. Goyer

Writer:

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 infant 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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It 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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Trivia

Gary Oldman and Idris Elba have both appeared in films based on comic books See more »

Goofs

In the link between the movie reel and nightclub scenes a train is shown going past in reverse. The audio is convincing, however the headlights on the train give it away. The cars under the bridge are also in reverse. See more »

Quotes

Romy: Fuck off you little shit.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Fatal Games (2014) 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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Pretty Bad
13 January 2009 | by chicagopoetrySee all my reviews

What is it with movies that spend more time concentrating on nightmares than what is really happening? Don't these movie makers know that nightmares aren't really scary unless they are your own? When something freaky happens in a movie and then the character wakes up to reality that isn't scary. What is scary is when the nightmare becomes reality, like in Nightmare on Elm Street. But when someone sees bugs coming out of the walls and blood or something coming up from the toilet and monsters and all sorts of things in a public restroom and then some people walk in but none of that is there anymore all we can think is that the character in question is hallucinating which isn't very scary unless we really really care about the character. The thrills in this movie are so forced that they are boring. Very, very disappointed. Even some of the straight to DVD titles have scared me more than this formula.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hebrew

Release Date:

9 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled David S. Goyer Project 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

Gross USA:

$42,670,410

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$76,514,050
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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