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Though not entirely effective as a conventional horror flick, Grace is still a graphic, disturbing, and artful exploration of twisted maternal instinct.



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One couple's dream turns into the worst nightmare imaginable when their unborn child is declared dead in utero, and the devastated mother insists on carrying the stillborn baby to term. Madeline Matheson (Jordan Ladd) is eight months pregnant. She's determined to have a healthy child, and as such, she's adapted a pure-body lifestyle and decided to have a natural childbirth. Though her outspoken mother-in-law is adamant that Madeline receive standard hospital care during the delivery, the expectant mother has instead opted for the caring companionship of an experienced midwife. When the unborn baby is fatally injured during a sudden and tragic accident, Madeline remains determined to carry her stillborn daughter to term. Later, when the child is delivered, Madeline miraculously wills the tiny corpse to life. In the aftermath of the devastating experience, Madeline grows increasingly isolated from her family and friends, gradually realizing that something is terribly wrong with little baby Grace. Now, if Madeline hopes to keep Grace alive, she will be forced to make a series of dreadful sacrifices. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Jordan Ladd
as Madeline Matheson
Stephen Park
as Michael

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Critic Reviews for Grace

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  • It's a horrifying meditation on the unbreakable union of mother and child.

    Aug 14, 2009 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Keeps you on the edge of your seat, or perhaps the edge of fleeing the theater.

    Aug 14, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Paul Solet's gyno-horror flick is certainly twisted but only slightly unnerving; the movie is about as gripping as one might expect given that its infant monster is both mute and cradle-bound.

    Aug 12, 2009 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • Creepy, yes, but what's the point of all of this bratty, poignance-free bloodletting?

    Aug 11, 2009 | Full Review…
  • Director Paul Solet's slow yet solid pacing wears on the nerves effectively, and Ladd's portrayal of innocence and steadfast denial push the film from great to exceptional - with the help of some really exquisite gore.

    Mar 10, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Grace very well could be the movie you need to see to restore your faith in the idea that there is still an artistic vision within the horror genre.

    Aug 10, 2011 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Grace

Even if it does manage to be efficient sometimes, this overly twisted horror movie is unfortunately mostly unscary, which is not a problem per se, but it tries too hard to be much more graphic and sickening than genuinely unsettling.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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This movie is sick as hell. Very disturbing. I saw this because of the poster. It seemed like "It's a good movie that will make you jump in every moment". But sadly it bored me to death (I'm still alive...muhahaha). Anyway, it looked like a low-budget movie. Every time I expected to see the baby with horrifying feature, instead, I saw a regular baby who looked like "Give me a toy, I want to play now!". The story was good but they couldn't make it useful. But I must confess the ending is good. It sounded like "there's going to be a part - 2, people". Another thing that caught my attention, why would anyone want to deliver their child in a bath tub?facebook smileys (or what do you call that?) Don't have any idea but that was weird. I think they did explained why but my ear was also bored to take it anymore. And fyi, that baby looked totally fake. Anyone can figure that (even the dog in your house). grace

Dead Angel
Dead Angel

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Disturbing. Not so much for the scariness, but for the plot itself. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

Leigh Ryan
Leigh Ryan

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"Love... Undying." After losing her unborn child, Madeline Matheson insists on carrying the baby to term. Following the delivery, the child miraculously returns to life with an appetite for human blood. Madeline is faced with a mother's ultimate decision.

Exceptionally unsettling horror thriller with Jordan Ladd turning in a superb turn as a recently widowed woman whose pregnancy experiences complications, to say the least, involving a supremely miraculous yet chilling outcome. With some truly inventive editing and a queasy sound design by John Coniglio and Darrin Navarro and Brett Hinton, respectively, novice filmmaker Paul Solet makes a remarkable debut hearkening themes from "Rosemary's Baby" and "May", the film lingers long after its haunting climax. Kudos also to Samantha Ferris as Ladd's former mentor and current midwife who harbors more than a passing interest.

Lorenzo von Matterhorn
Lorenzo von Matterhorn

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