The Unborn Reviews
..but this movie, not so much. Very '70s ending though..
Basically a science-based Rosemary's Baby.
Well, it's that time again, time to review another movie that I only sat through for nostalgia... This was made in 1991, I saw it probably in 1994 or '95 with some of my friends on what was the best Halloween of our lives... Or at least one of the best... We'd spent the night getting candy, and than stayed up all night eating candy while polluting our minds with crappy horror movies. So once again I find myself subjecting my poor brain to crap because it reminds me of yet a simpler time.
The Story: A childless couple try in-vitro fertilization only to find that the child they're going to have is will be a super intelligent, monster baby, with a violent temper... It's not a good story... It's not presented well... It's not intriguing, and will entertain you only if you like early '90s shock flicks with buckets of blood and bad special effects...
The Cast: A giant who cares goes out to these people... Every actor sucked... Seriously, there's no redeeming value to this cast, they're better suited for work in the fast food industry. At least that way you'd get something of some kind of value from them.
One to Five Scale: 1
Much like Necronomicon: Book of the Dead, I had no expectations for this... And it still managed to be lower than I'd expected. Luckily you will find this one easy to avoid seeing as it's old and no one liked it in the first place... Hell, the only reason I saw it again so recently is because someone somewhere thought it would be a bright idea to air it on Showtime.
A woman who can't get pregnant goes to a specialist and they artificially inseminate her with success.
She starts to hear rumors that her doctor experiments with his inseminations and tries to abort the kid to find out it's still alive.
A decent cast with Brooke Adams, James Karen, Kathy Griffin and brief appearance from Lisa Kudrow.
A decent movie that has some decent gore but fails to be as good as it could have been.
Of course it is a Roger Corman production.
The movie opens with a pregnant woman suffering from convulsions and although not much is shown to the audience except for some blood soaking through her clothes it does seem that something has gone wrong in an Alien kind of way.
The movie then starts proper with couple Brad and Virginia who have been trying unsuccesfully for five years to conceive a child, and so, on a recomendation from a friend, they go to visit a Dr Meyerling for IVF treatment. Things seem to be going well and Virginia is pregnant after the first treatment.
Friends of the couple have a child that was a result of Dr Meyerlings treatment and their child appears to be very intelligent but may harbour a darker side.
Strange things start happening to the women that underwent the treatment causing a rash to appear on their necks and signs of madness appearing. One of the women even goes so far as to grab a knife and stab herself in the belly.
Virginia's descent into madness is done quite well as she starts destroying the house while looking for a toy for her now deceased cat.
The film does take a turn for the ridiculous when you end up with someone getting attacked by an evil abortion but I was really enjoying this and it delivered everything I could want from a Corman production.
So if you don't mind watching someone getting stabbed by an aborted baby then you should get a kick out of this.