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Born
Born
Actors: Alison Brie, Kane Hodder, Denise Crosby
Director: Richard Friedman
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Special Interests
R     2009     1hr 47min

Mary Elizabeth goes to bed alone one night, still a twenty-one-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...  more
     
     
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Actors: Alison Brie, Kane Hodder, Denise Crosby
Director: Richard Friedman
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Special Interests
Sub-Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Special Interests
Studio: Lionsgate
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 06/16/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2007
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 47min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 2
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish

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Member Movie Reviews

Jorge S. (jorgito2001) from WESLEY CHAPEL, FL
Reviewed on 11/9/2009...
I'm with Brittni on this one...this movie is HORRID! The main actress is ANNOYING & comes off really STUPID trying to pull off the "dual personality" thing..she won't be winning any awards anytime soon, its all over the place, yet has a lot of "filler" scenes that don't really go anywhere & its OVERLY long at nearly 1 hour & 50 minutes (felt more like 4 hours to me)...I almost didn't wanna FINISH this movie..something I haven't done since the dawn of DVD, but finished it anyway thinking maybe it would have some redeeming qualities...it never happened.

Skip this one if you can. I'd rather see Kane Hodder in Jason X THREE times in a ROW before I'd ever pop this one in my player again.
3 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
Brittni H. (venus) from BATON ROUGE, LA
Reviewed on 7/20/2009...
Own this and you will hate yourself in the morning.
I love a good 'bad movie', but this one was awful. It was so pathetic in parts that laughing seemed more a result of pity than actual parody. The acting is monstrous, and I feel ripped off having spent only one dollar renting it. Trust me, there is MUCH better available!
James B. (wandersoul73) from TYLER, TX
Reviewed on 6/15/2009...
Wow, this was a highly enjoyable horror film!
0 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

So-so
P. Mann | Los Angeles | 06/17/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"How do you go from Hannah Montana to giving birth do a demon child for Satan? That's what Alison Brie has done. In "Born," she is the pawn in an attempt by one of hell's demons (Kane Hodder) to regain his soul. Essentially, if he can get his sister pregnant with a demon child, have her kill six people, and then present the child to Satan, he believes he will be freed from the thirteenth level of hell, where he enjoys employment as a torturer.

The first part of his deal works, and soon Mary Elizabeth (Brie) is pregnant, having gained 15 pounds during the first night. She is, it is verified, a virgin, and so the church sends a priest to spy on her. Gradually, her fetus grows (as we see repeatedly on ultrasound), and Mary Elizabeth begins to claim the victims her fetus requires. Meanwhile, two blond twins (Julie Costello and Shawnie Costello wander about silently, wearing silver gowns in the first half of the movie and nothing in the second half. No, their presence is never really explained.

"Born" is a lackluster addition to the long list of movies featuring demon children (and other things that shouldn't come out of humans), a list that includes The Omen and sequels, It's Alive and sequels, Begotten, First Born, Rosemary's Baby, Masters of Horror - Pro-Life, and many others. I'd recommend going with one of the films in this list.
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Labor Pains
Eric M. Milillo | West Islip, NY | 08/23/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Having a baby is no easy task. If your baby happens to be a demon child, you can't even imagine what you're in for. "Born" is a D-level horror film that attempts to capture that experience.

A young virgin awakes one morning and is miraculously pregnant with a demon child. The father of said devil baby is one of hell's demons, who needs the child to be born so he can regain his soul. What unfolds during the hour and forty minutes of labor (pun intended) is never truly explained.

"Born" is a mediocre horror film at best. The potential was there for this film to be much better than average. But, the poorly written dialogue, sub par acting and numerous plot holes were to overwhelming to go unnoticed.
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The best thing about this movie finally coming out on DVD is
Robert P. Beveridge | Cleveland, OH | 06/24/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Born (Richard Friedman, 2007)

This is a movie that wanted to be big. Really, really big. And somehow, Richard Friedman (Doom Asylum) managed to blow it in every possible way-- the script, the casting, the direction, everything. This is a movie that should have stayed in the womb. Better yet, it should have never been conceived.

Mary Elizabeth (Mad Men's Alison Brie, the film's only bright spot) gets herself in the family way, despite being a virgin. Her fundamentalist sister Catherine (Star Trek: The Next Generation's Denise Crosby) is really unhappy with this development, though their father doesn't seem all that concerned. Now, I should mention that this story is being told in flashback by a guy (Friday the 13th's Kane Hodder) who claims to be the devil. He's talking to a psychiatrist, Dr. Sammael (Joan Severance). Are you starting to see how this thing was just derailed from frame one? In any case, it seems Mary Elizabeth is either pregnant with the second coming or the Antichrist, and she has to figure out which one, who's working for which side, and whom she can trust. I could have told her one thing-- she can't trust either Richard Friedman or screenwriter Alex D'Lerma (who also has a small role in the film as a priest). Friedman, at least, shows us her best side now and again. She's a pretty good actress, when she's not being coached to go way over the top, and she's certainly easy enough on the eyes (that's one good thing about this movie-- there are quite a few very attractive actresses in it). Unfortunately, unless that alone is reason enough for you to take in a film, this won't do it for you. The plot is there, but it's razor-thin and tends to fade into the background. The actors are, in the main, not awful, but they're not given a great deal to work with. And the special effects are just plain laughable.

It could be argued that this is a movie that gets so terribly off base in so many ways that it achieves a kind of greatness, in the same way Night of the Lepus or Beware! The Blob does, but that's a matter of personal preference. I wasn't quite impressed enough by its badness to elevate it to such a status; you may be. * ½
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