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Unborn, The

Por is a drug addict who works in a local bar. One night, her dealer attacks her as he thinks she’s holding back money from him and leaves her in a nearby swamp for dead. However, somehow she manages to survive and wakes up little later in a hospital where she gets the news that she’s 10 weeks pregnant. From that moment on, she starts hearing strange noises and constantly has the feeling she’s being followed by the ghost of a dead child. Nobody believes her as everyone thinks she’s hallucinating due to her drug abuse, but she knows there’s more to it than that…

Sound and Vision:
The image isn’t completely cleaned up as there are quite some film spots still present and also grain is having a blast. The contrast is off at times which results in lack of detail in darker scenes, but it does help a bit the overall atmosphere that makes you feel uncomfortable.

The soundtrack is 5.1 but don’t expect too much from it.

Extras:
None

Conclusion:
The Unborn is a Thai movie based on a true story. Of course, as with all “based on a true story” one can wonder how much of the reality got slipped into this film.

Overall, Asian cinema is getting quite popular over here with tons of horror movies like The Ring, The Grudge and Dark Water, but The Unborn will most likely not inrease that popularity. The acting is quite basic, the storyline far fetched and all in all I was hardly interested while watching. At no point did I feel involved with the characters or did I get goosebumps. It’s clear that the director has been looking at his other Asian colleagues as most of the effects look very similar to those used in the Asian movies I mentioned before. If you’re a true fan of Asian horror, you might want to check out The Unborn as proof that also Thailand makes movies, but other than that there’s no reason to get it.

Our Score:
3.0

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