The Unborn

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It wants to be born now. Rated PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned (Some Material May Be Inappropriate for Children Under 13) -- Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and terror, disturbing images, thematic material and language including some sexual references.
Released on:
January 9, 2009  

Production Companies:
Platinum Dunes, Phantom Four
Rogue Pictures

Status: Released

Odette Yustman, Gary Oldman, Meagan Good, Cam Gigandet, James Remar, Jane Alexander, Idris Elba

Director: David S. Goyer

Screenwriter: David S. Goyer

Genre: Horror, Thriller, Supernatural
About the film:
Sometimes the soul of a dead person has been so tainted with evil that it is denied entrance to heaven. It must endlessly wander the borderlands between worlds, desperately searching for a new body to inhabit.

And sometimes it actually succeeds.

Writer/director David Goyer (Blade: Trinity, The Invisible, Batman Begins) gives a terrifying glimpse into the life of the undead in The Unborn, a supernatural thriller that follows a young woman pulled into a world of nightmares when a demonic spirit haunts her and threatens everyone she loves.

Casey Beldon (Odette Yustman) hated her mother for leaving her as a child. But when inexplicable things start to happen, Casey begins to understand why she left. Plagued by merciless dreams and a tortured ghost that haunts her waking hours, she must turn to the only spiritual advisor, Sendak (Gary Oldman), who can make it stop.

With Sendak's help, Casey uncovers the source of a family curse dating back to Nazi Germany—a creature with the ability to inhabit anyone or anything that is getting stronger with each possession. With the curse unleashed, her only chance at survival is to shut a doorway from beyond our world that has been pried open by someone who was never born.
Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and terror, disturbing images, thematic material and language including some sexual references.
Box Office: Opening weekend: $19.81 mil. (2357 theaters) | Domestic Total: $42.67 mil.
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    Idana – VXtYtyapBPkNrGpPH
    October 26, 2011 - 00:02
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    Reading this makes my decisions easier than taknig candy from a baby.

    December 28, 2008 - 12:42
    Subject: Phily

    This movie better be good or no more horror purchases for me. Besides i only watch movies that i know will be good. $8.00 a ticket it better be amazing

    alienprophecy – Los Angeles
    December 27, 2008 - 17:35
    Subject: I am so tired of these pg-13 horror movies...

    Granted, I haven't seen the film yet...but, how exactly can the movie match up to the hype it's trailers are creating while still maintaining a pg-13 rating?

    The horror genre has been dead since the mid-to-late eighties, with no concerted, serious attempts to resurrect it. Sure, there have been a few bright spots (I just saw "Quarantine", which I thought was pretty good)...but most of what you see nowadays are movies that hold back, throw in lame jokes to ease the tension, or reduce the humanity of the heroines so the audience won't empathize with them when they're turned to sausage.

    When will they stop compromising the art of the horror flick for the expanded market of a pg-13 rating? Don't they know they lose as many from the compromise as they could gain from doing a really scary movie?

    I was -so- looking forward to this movie...but even "Shaun of the Dead" managed to pull off an "R" rating.

    And before you start telling me that a really good horror movie works through insinuation rather than direct blunt-force trauma, can you tell me exactly how much this movie was insinuating when that backwards quadruped-type-thing's head started spinning around in the trailer?

    My guess is that all of the good scenes have been summarized for us already in the advertisements.

    If you're telling me that a 13-year old can watch this movie without parental guidance, then I don't need to be there sitting next to them.

    Try to make a truly frightening movie for once, rather than trying to appease the happy-middle-ground soft people. People can handle it, and will flock to a movie that challenges them. Once they hear that something is mediocre...well, they won't be flocking anywhere.

    rotimi osoba – chicago
    October 10, 2008 - 19:34
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    I bet this film would be so good I can'
    t wait untill it comes out in the movies. I like horror films too, and am into and am a filmmakers also.