Sometimes, the younger generations miss seeing the real classics because, well, said movies are “old.” Well, good news, though, kids: you no longer have through boring psychological horror films about demons, devils and antichrists because Hollywood’s own antichrist, Michael Bay, has produced another steaming pile of shit called The Unborn. Yes, there’s no longer any need to watch The Exorcist (1973), The Omen (1976), Rosemary’s Baby (1968), The Mephisto Waltz (1971) or even House (1986) for that matter. The Unborn blatantly rips off the best moments from all of those films and gives them to you in a fraction of the time. This movie is the Costco of supernatural thrillers. They’re buying ‘em at wholesale and passing the savings on to you, kiddies!
Chicago resident Casey (Odette Yustman) is a tall lanky brunette (this is a Michael Bay movie, after all) that discovers that she had a twin brother who died in the womb. Her mother died by suicide many years ago and her father (James Remar) is never there. That’s probably for the best, though, since his daughter is always parading around in her underwear (and frankly, that is only redeeming quality of the movie — even the film’s theatrical poster touched on that fact).
After being smacked upside the head with a mirror by the snot-nosed neighbor kid she was trying to babysit, Casey discovers she is more in tune with the spirit world. Now, Casey is haunted by a restless spirit that has chosen her to be its host. Or some such nonsense. It really doesn’t matter: the movie’s crap any way you look at it.
Sensing that he was probably a little too close to copyright infringement (hell, he couldn‘t even come up with an original title), writer/director David S. Goyer decided to leave all of that boring old Roman Catholicism antichrist crap out of this flick and opted to make The Unborn as a Jewish horror film. Instead of Satan’s baby, it’s an evil Dybbuk that’s hellbent (heh, get it?) on being born into this world (as to why that schmendrick would choose Chicago to be born in is anyone’s guess!).