"Attack of the Blood-Sucking Baby"
GRACE is a psychological horror flick with an abhorrent theme – a dead newborn infant comes back to life and has a thirst for blood. The movie offers no explanations on how this can possibly be true.
The mother of the baby, Madeline, is a vegetarian who wants her baby born naturally at the clinic of a vegetarian midwife doctor she knew in college. Maddy’s mother-in-law, Vivian, strenuously objects to this, however. She wants the baby born in a hospital with her family doctor.
When Maddy suddenly starts having chest pains, Vivian’s family doctor forces his way into the hospital room to handle the situation and almost kills both mother and baby, but the midwife steps in and saves them. On the drive back home, however, Maddy and her husband, Michael, have a fatal accident that kills Michael, and the baby is pronounced dead in the womb.
The midwife suggests Maddy go through with a birth of the stillborn baby. When, however, Maddy, cuddles the stillborn baby, the baby suddenly comes back to life! At home, however, the baby seems to attract flies. Then, after Maddy kills all the flies with hanging flypaper, the baby has a thirst for Maddy’s blood rather than her breast milk. Things go from bad to worse after that.
GRACE is stylishly shot. In the first half, it goes for disturbing psychological horror rather than the type of gruesome horror one might expect from such a plot. Eventually, however, bloody murder does occur. There are also scenes of implied and depicted mutilation. Also, it turns out that Maddy and the midwife had a past lesbian affair, and that the midwife is interested in resuming the affair after the husband dies. This movie also contains plenty of strong foul language.
GRACE not only has an abhorrent theme. It is also laced with abhorrent violence, obscenity and sexual content.
(OO, Pa, HoHo, LL, VVV, SS, NN, A, D, MM) Strong occult worldview of baby coming back to life and having vampire tendencies, including attracting flies, but it’s unexplained, plus some New Age medicine elements, including vegetarianism, and strong homosexual references; five obscenities, two strong profanities and seven light profanities; very strong gruesome violence includes a few shots of body mutilation with blood, shots of blood down woman’s blouse, shots of blood around baby’s mouth, shots of cows being slaughtered, shots of bloody meat, shots of human blood on floor after murders, woman cuts man’s arm with scissors to get his blood, two people hit with hammers, man hit from behind, blood during birthing scene, blood in hospital scene, car accident with bloody shots of aftermath, cat brings home dead mouse, dead mouse in baby’s crib, and it is implied that newborn baby wants to drink blood and cries when it is not fed; depicted sex in two separate scenes between two married couples and references to past lesbian affair with one woman clearly interested in getting back together with other woman; shots of upper female nudity and shot of rear male nudity; alcohol use; smoking; and, lying, obsession, mother-in-law goes against daughter-in-law’s wishes.
GRACE is a psychological horror flick. When her husband and the baby in her womb die in a car accident, Maddy Matheson decides to carry the dead baby to term. When the baby is born at the New Age midwife clinic, however, it suddenly comes back to life in Maddy’s arms. Happily, Maddy takes the baby home, but she discovers, to her horror, that the baby rejects her breast milk for Maddy’s own blood. Things go from bad to worse from there.
GRACE is stylishly shot. In the first half, it goes for psychological horror rather than the type of gruesome horror one might expect from such a plot. Eventually, however, gruesome events, including bloody murder, take over the plot. There are also scenes of implied and depicted mutilation as well as strong foul language. Finally, it turns out that Maddy and the midwife had a past lesbian affair, and that the midwife is interested in resuming the affair when the husband dies. Thus, GRACE not only has an abhorrent theme. It is also laced with abhorrent violence, obscenity and sexual content. Hollywood seems to be releasing more gruesome horror movies earlier in the year.