Review: Not much horror in 'Devil's Due'

Posted at 03/24/14 5:45 PM

Samantha (Allison Miller) and Zach (Zach Gilford) get married. For their honeymoon, they went to visit the Dominican Republic. One night there, they were brought by their taxi driver to a mysterious place where they get drunk and drugged. Nevertheless, they still managed to get back home safe and sound.

Not long after, Samantha finds out she is with a child. From there, the further along the pregnancy Samantha gets, the more bizarre and more violent behavior she displays. As she nears her due date, can Zach still do anything to avert the diabolical fate that seems to await his wife and baby?

Like many current horror films, "Devil's Due" is told through camera footage. Aside from the cameras Zach and other minor characters carried around, there was also footage from security cameras. The first 30 minutes were practically just needless wedding coverage video. There would be a baby shower video somewhere in there as well.

When it got around to telling the story, the pace was also quite slow. Mundane daily events like going to the supermarket or the obstetrician were punctuated by some disgusting or violent scenes which would have been a big deal had it happened in real life. Here, they happened, but there seemed to have been no consequences that follow their occurrence.

The best moments of this film were those scenes showing Samantha's repulsive eating habits, her super-telekinetic powers, and her effect on Catholic priests. The rest of the film was unfortunately forgettable, all the way up to the predictable climax. 3/10

This review was originally published in the author's blog, "Fred Said."