If you’re obsessed with demon baby movies, congratulations, because you’re probably the only person who can enjoy “Devil’s Due”, the latest found-footage horror flick making its way into theaters. Not that I have anything against religion-themed horror films, in fact they’re actually my favorite scary movies (The Exorcist, Stigmata, The Omen), but “Devil’s Due” is just so derivative, stupid, and lazy that it ends up being a massive waste of time (and money).
When newlyweds Zach (Zach Gilford) and Samantha (Allison Miller) return home from their honeymoon in the Dominican Republic, they find out that they’re expecting a baby. Zach, who also happens to be filming every single thing the couple does, begins to notice that his normally happy-go-lucky wife is acting all kinds of strange. After he does some digging around, Zach discovers that something weird happened to them during their honeymoon, and that whatever’s in his wife’s womb is probably bad news.
Let me start by saying that any foreign couple who willingly follows a random cab driver into an extremely sketchy area – and then into an even sketchier looking club – probably deserves to be cursed with a demon baby. I mean, what could go wrong, right? Why not follow this random guy who seems pretty insistent on dragging us to this dark, gloomy club in the fucking Dominican Republic?
If you can’t tell, I really didn’t enjoy this movie at all. It’s super derivative and clichéd, and except for a few somewhat startling jump-scares, there’s nothing here that you haven’t seen before. Crazy possessed lady humming a creepy tune in a dark room? Check. Crazy possessed chick creepily engraving stuff into the floor? Check. Annoying husband with camera who can’t seem to connect the dots when all the evidence is right in his face? Check.
The performances are probably the best thing about the movie, but that’s really not saying much. Zach Gilford, who you may recognize from the “Friday Night Lights” TV show, does an okay job as the jackass husband, and Allison Miller is semi-likable as Samantha. But given the dialogue and the film’s complete lack of logic, the fact that they can even keep a straight face is plenty impressive.
This is one baby that should have been aborted. Pass.
Numerical Score: 3/10
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