|release date||July 31 2007|
|starring||Lukas Haas, Emily Hampshire, Amanda Smith, Libby Adams, Trevor Bain|
|tagline||Where Evil Is Born|
SynopsisWhen Frank and Julie move to a small isolated town with their son Sam, both Julie and Sam become ill. Driven by terrifying nightmares of torture that come true Frank begs a local midwife Helen to care for Sam as he desperately searches for a way to stop this curse on his family. When he discovers they are being tortured by the vengeful spirit of a child that was buried alive years earlier, Frank is pushed to the brink of madness as he tries to stop the ghost and save his dying family.
Some film scholars feel that the plot of 1979’s Alien is the result of the thalidomide scare of the late 1950s, when a sedative readily prescribed to pregnant women resulted in over 10,000 children being born with severe abnormalities. If the plot of Alien can be attributed to the fear of pharmaceutical side effects, to what do we owe this recent, irrational surge of post-partum horror flicks? After the haunting ambiguities of the superb Joshua, and the bland straightforwardness of that Red Box favorite, First Born, do we really need another horror movie focusing on the abject paranoia that inevitably accompanies modern-day parenthood? …Read More