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FirstBorn (2016)

Not Rated | | Horror | 31 March 2017 (Sweden)
A young couple's lives are turned upside down when the birth of their first child is accompanied by terrifying entities that threaten their newly-formed family.

Director:

Nirpal Bhogal

Writers:

Sean Hogan (screenplay by), Nirpal Bhogal (screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonia Thomas ... Charlie
Luke Norris ... James
Thea Petrie Thea Petrie ... Thea
Eileen Davies ... Elizabeth
Jonathan Hyde ... Alistair
Tommaso Di Vincenzo Tommaso Di Vincenzo ... Cracked Face (as Tomasso Di Vincenzo)
Elias Robson Elias Robson ... Baby Thea
Chetna Pandya ... Doctor
Hannah Harrison Hannah Harrison ... Paramedic
Matt Hicks Matt Hicks ... Paramedic
Kniekie Miller Kniekie Miller ... Entity
Gazz Wood Gazz Wood ... Entity
Melonie Bernard-Birch Melonie Bernard-Birch ... Entity
Aisha Ikoghode Aisha Ikoghode ... Entity
Matthew Edwards Matthew Edwards ... Entity
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When Charlie finds that she is pregnant, her boyfriend James moves in together with her to raise the baby. Thea is born and soon Charlie is haunted at home by some evil force. They contact Charlie's estranged father Alistair, who is an occultist, and he visits his son and his daughter-in-law. He finds that Thea is surrounded by evil entities and the parents should protect her following some rules including never letting Thea have any doll with face. They teach Theat to control her ability but a couple of years later, their house is invaded by entities. Charlie and James seek help with the powerful occultist Elizabeth. Will Thea be saved from the evil and supernatural creatures? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Trivia

When the father is reading to his daughter, the text is from the book "Rapunzel", when the mom steals from the witch's garden. See more »

Goofs

After Charlie drips the wax around her baby, the spot above her head is gone in a subsequent shot. See more »

Soundtracks

Freedom to Love (Original mix)
Performed by MAMA
Composed by Simone Ogunbunmi, Philip Curry
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Uneven horror film with some decent ideas and good acting
27 June 2016 | by Red-BarracudaSee all my reviews

Two young parents who discover that there is a dangerous evil entity linked with their young daughter. With the help of a couple of elderly experts in the occult, they attempt to free their little girl from this supernatural presence.

This low budget British horror movie is served well by some pretty decent acting performances, especially from its two leads. But its qualities as a horror film are less assured. There are some effective jump scares here and there and the creature make-up is quite good. While it also has some quite interesting ideas, such as the fact that the little girl cannot have dolls with faces, if she does the consequences will be dreadful. So there are some good aspects to this one for sure but the overall presentation was sadly a little dreary on the whole and it drags things down somewhat. It does have some decent qualities but it's a bit limited on the whole.


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Language:

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