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Just Another Cliché Horror

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Release Date: March 29, 1991

Starring: Odette Yustman, Gary Oldman, Meagan Good, Cam Gigandet, Idris Elba, Jane Alexander, Atticus Shaffer, and James Remar

Genre: Horror

Audience: Older teenagers and adults

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 88 minutes

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Content:

(PaPaPa, OO, FRFR, BB, C, Ev, LL, VV, S, N, A, M,) Very strong mixed pagan worldview with strong occult elements and false religion, including vengeful poltergeist spirits, demon is trying to break though into the physical world, mention of bad omens, bad luck, superstition, mention of common themes in multiple religions including statements that “demons pre-date religion,” strong reliance on Kaballah’s mystical BOOK OF MIRRORS as the ultimate source for exorcism, and some strong biblical elements include Scripture read aloud during exorcism ritual, with Episcopal priest seen in positive light, until he is possessed by demonic spirit, plus some evolutionary elements; seven obscenities (including one “f” word) and 11 profanities; strong violence and disturbing imagery includes poltergeist elements as vengeful spirit possesses people in order to attack and kill others, stabbing, falling downstairs, young boy hits woman with mirror, quick cuts of horror imagery, images of Nazis experimenting on young twins, bugs coming out of people’s mouths, bloodshed, man gets thrown through walls & his head is bashed into a wall, woman’s back gets broken by demon and graphic demonic possession imagery; unmarried kissing, implied fornication and mention of pornography; nudity includes young woman in underwear in multiple scenes, her back is seen in shower, upper male nudity, and female cleavage shown; some light alcohol use in a club scene; no smoking; and, mention of bad omens & superstition, Nazi genetic experimentation shown, some disrespectful jokes made about senior citizens.

Summary:

THE UNBORN is a cliché horror movie about a young woman who must participate in a rabbinical exorcism ritual to stop a demonic spirit from haunting her family. Although Scripture is used to stop the demon, THE UNBORN contains lots of pagan superstition, occult elements, demonic imagery, strong scary violence, and some foul language with some implied sexuality.

Review:

** Just Another Cliché Horror **

Title: THE UNBORN

Quality: * * Acceptability: -3

SUBTITLES: None

WARNING CODES:

Language: LL

Violence: VV

Sex: S

Nudity: N

RATING: PG-13

RELEASE: January 9, 2009

TIME: 88 minutes

STARRING: Odette Yustman, Gary Oldman, Meagan Good, Cam Gigandet, Idris Elba, Jane Alexander, Atticus Shaffer, and James Remar

DIRECTOR: David S. Goyer

PRODUCERS: Michael Bay, Andrew Frm and Bradley Fuller

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Jessika Borsiczky Goyer

WRITER: David S. Goyer

DISTRIBUTOR: Rogue Pictures/Universal Pictures

CONTENT: (PaPaPa, OO, FRFR, BB, C, Ev, LL, VV, S, N, A, M,) Very strong mixed pagan worldview with strong occult elements and false religion, including vengeful poltergeist spirits, demon is trying to break though into the physical world, mention of bad omens, bad luck, superstition, mention of common themes in multiple religions including statements that “demons pre-date religion,” strong reliance on Kaballah’s mystical BOOK OF MIRRORS as the ultimate source for exorcism, and some strong biblical elements include Scripture read aloud during exorcism ritual, with Episcopal priest seen in positive light, until he is possessed by demonic spirit, plus some evolutionary elements; seven obscenities (including one “f” word) and 11 profanities; strong violence and disturbing imagery includes poltergeist elements as vengeful spirit possesses people in order to attack and kill others, stabbing, falling downstairs, young boy hits woman with mirror, quick cuts of horror imagery, images of Nazis experimenting on young twins, bugs coming out of people’s mouths, bloodshed, man gets thrown through walls & his head is bashed into a wall, woman’s back gets broken by demon and graphic demonic possession imagery; unmarried kissing, implied fornication and mention of pornography; nudity includes young woman in underwear in multiple scenes, her back is seen in shower, upper male nudity, and female cleavage shown; some light alcohol use in a club scene; no smoking; and, mention of bad omens & superstition, Nazi genetic experimentation shown, some disrespectful jokes made about senior citizens.

GENRE: Horror

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Older teenagers and adults

In Brief:

THE UNBORN, the latest in a slew of cliché horror movies, stars relative newcomer Odette Yustman as Casey. Casey begins to experience weird dreams and weird visions, frightening images of a ghostly young boy following her wherever she goes. When she confesses to her friends that she thinks she is being haunted, they suggest superstitious remedies. Soon, she learns that she was actually supposed to be born as a twin, but her brother died in the womb. Later, she finds that an evil demon has been trying to break through into her family for generations. According to her grandmother, twins make an easy gateway for beings from the spiritual realm to enter the physical world. Now, Casey must fight for her survival.

Even though Scripture is used to stop the demon, THE UNBORN contains lots of pagan superstition, occult elements and demonic imagery. It has a very mixed pagan worldview, with a rabbi and an Episcopal priest as somewhat positive characters. The rabbi, however, uses Kaballah to perform an exorcism ritual. Also, the demon possesses the priest at one point. There is strong, scary violence, foul language and implied sexual content.