Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Born (2007)

 After some trips to the backwoods, it was time for me to watch something different. One genre that I have not ventured into lately is the demon or satanic driven horror flick that is usually something controversial and entertaining. While I was searching the video store, I found the selection rather slim. What I did find was the Kane Hodder flick Born from 2007.

Plot/ Mary Elizabeth goes to bed alone one night, still a 21 year old virgin, and wakes up the next morning...pregnant. Possessed by the demon fetus growing within her womb, Mary Elizabeth obeys her homicidal cravings to kill...for the sake of her unborn fetus. Mary Elizabeth's dark transformation, controlled by her unborn demon child, is driven by its dark cravings. Once the child is born there will be hell on earth. From this apparent immaculate conception comes edge of your seat terror.

Wow, this flick definitely combined a vast mixture of material. Sure, much of it is absurd, but that is OK, after all, it is only a movie, right (albeit a B movie to the finest extent of the word). While it does suffer from many of the same trappings of the Low Budget B movie genre, it actually has some decent moments. The acting is decent, the story interesting, there is some comic elements and some of the prosthetic effects are eye catching (the pentagram with heads is awesome). Those good points aside, some of the movie lies on the opposite spectrum. The CGI looks cheap and unimpressive, the pacing off, the characters uneven and the storylines are all over the place and very unbelievable.  In the end, while far from perfect, this low budget B movie a lot of the characteristics that at least makes it tolerable (gore, nudity, and violence). Yes, it is not for everyone, but fans of demon driven horror should at least get a laugh out of it.


  1. I've gotten a ton of pageviews from my review (

    because people think the boobs they see are really Alison Brie. Poor guys...they be stunt boobies!