Cast & Crew
Every time I almost wrote off "Delivered" for tricks like these, Majorino would do something to bring me back... She reckons with the sadness beneath the sociopathology, which makes her way more interesting than your standard pregnancy horror villain.
"Delivered" doesn't break much new ground, but it does offer an entertaining twist on some classic chills.
Delivery isn't so much bad as completely undistinguished, with chintzy production design and a dishwater-drab screenplay.
What makes the script's shortcomings so upsetting is the fact that the ideas behind this particular episode of Into the Dark have so much potential, and that the actors who take part in Delivered do a wonderful job performing.
It's an effective story that borrows a lot from both the harmful obsession of Misery's Annie Wilkes and the French horror film, Inside.. Delivered isn't afraid to go to some dark and surprising places.
All in all, a thriller without an abundance of thrills but execution and vision prevails (by inter-series catalog standards).
Its flaws are mostly forgivable considering how it so effectively nurtures our desire to see the pestiferous villain slowly devoured by sea urchins, or at least viciously maimed, which speaks well for Majorino's work here.
Bound by its premise and undercut by at least one unneeded twist, Delivered still establishes at atmospheric sense of place and proceeds at a deliberate pace, avoiding the easier jolts that might have been possible.
There are questions concerning quality parenting, infertility, and a loss of bodily autonomy that make this seemingly simple story weigh heavily once the credits roll.