Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Devil's Due (Movie Review)

Zach and Samantha McCall are a young lovey dovey newlyweds, very much in love. Somewhat during their honeymoon, something happened (duh!) and  Samantha learns that she is pregnant. And things goes spiraling down from there, weird things starts to happen and we all know what/who is the culprit. The damn baby.

And if you've watched the trailer above, you would realize (or if you don't, let me just let you know) that this movie is shot from an amateur videographer's perspective. Just like Paranormal Activity. And just like Paranormal Activity, these are the checklist to refer to see if you are/might be interested in the movie.

☑ Profanity - 
Yes, you have to have profanity. Mild profanity at least. Let the cast drop some f-bombs, s-bombs, and any other bombs that you can think of.

☑ Supernatural unexplained/vaguely explained self transformation - 
Think of it as a progressive way of being screwed, with supernatural intervention. Transformation includes vast personality disorder and/or development of supernatural power (particularly poltergeist or telekinesis).

☑ Some happening cult gathering - 
Throw in one cult with vaguely explained origin, or better yet not explained at all for a more enigmatic effect of the paranormal events.

☑ Illogical camera angles -
Yes, who on their right minds would put down their camera when things in the house starts flying around, your spouse started yelling his/her lungs out or when you fly around. Also, it is rather impossible to have an out of focus shot. Maybe sometimes. At the chest. Or butt.

Devil's Due opens in Malaysian cinema nationwide on the 9th of January, 2014.
Running Time : 89 minutes | Director : Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett 
Cast : Zach Gilford, Allison Miller

This premiere screening is courtesy of Nuffnang :)
And before I forget, do catch Paranormal Activity - The Marked Ones. And you'll probably agree with me afterwards that this show should be called Paranormal Activity - The Pregnant One.

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