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The future looks bright for newlyweds Trevor and Holly, but their dreams are about to devolve into a nightmare of unspeakable terror. On a random visit to a tarot reader, they encounter a mysterious old women who tells them that Holly is pregnant. But soon, their joy is overshadowed by a mounting sense of dread that something sinister lurks within Holly's womb. As the child grows within her, she begins to exhibit increasingly bizarre and violent behavior. Desperate to save his wife and unborn child, Trevor searches for answers and discovers Holly may have fallen prey to an ancient curse spawned by an evil demon with an insatiable lust for blood.

This genre of horror seems to be making a comeback lately with the release of titles like the Rosemary's Baby TV miniseries, Devils Due, and now The Devil Incarnate. I've never been a big fan of this type of film, not even caring much for the original Rosemary's Baby, but this film turned out quite a bit better then i thought it would. The movie goes back and forth between footage filmed by the characters and traditional film making. But worry not those of you who do not like "found footage" films this type of footage is kept to a very minimum and is integrated well so it in no way feels like a "found footage" film. The production value is actually quite good for a lower budgeted film.

The film starts very strong with a captivating back story told over some creepy illustrations that tell the folklore of the films demon. The films Focus is on the newlyweds Trevor and Holly but the real main character quickly becomes Trevor's teenage sister, as most of the story is seen through her perspective. Luckily she is a pretty interesting character so following her through her weird experiences with Holly and her quest to figure out the truth is fairly entertaining. The film starts to change a bit near the end with some of the cuts seeming like too much time has passed between them and the ending leaves a feeling of dissatisfaction. Don't get me wrong the ending is shocking to an extent but slightly confusing and makes you wonder what the point of it all was. I find all films of this type have this problem crazy and terrifying things happen during the pregnancy but the climax of the child's birth never seems to quite deliver. Though this film did a bit more than some i have seen. Overall it's a generally entertaining film that is sometimes cliche yet also brings new aspects to the sub-genre.

if you haven't seen the trailer, now 's your chance.

The Devil Incarnate is available on DVD and for digital download on October 7th 2014


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