Tubi has been on a roll with their new line of original horror films. The latest release, Unborn, is what I’m here to review today, though you should check out my review for their previous horror film Hellblazers.
Pregnant women naturally face a range of fears, both real and valid, and those that seem a bit silly while they are pregnant. Unborn takes those fears and combines them with supernatural horrors. In the film, a couple desperate for a child finally get the good news they have been hoping for, but it doesn’t take long for Rachel (Jade Harlow) to begin experiencing strange things beginning with the image of her dead mother’s face showing up on her ultrasound. When people around her begin to become possessed, Rachel begins to search for answers, learning that her family has long been connected to a satanic cult that worships Lillith.
The film is filled with emotion that by the end seemed to have rubbed off on me a bit. There’s so much fear and terror in the movie which was made to feel real by Harlow’s performance The isolation in the film is so severe as Rebecca’s wife and family treat her like she’s insane and instead of having their support during her pregnancy, she feels like she’s completely alone and that is just heartbreaking.
The special effects in Unborn are minimal, with the most prominent effect used being cloudy contacts that signal a character has been possessed. The way they were used was simple but very effective. Sometimes, simple is better. The death scenes are also minimal, but still shocking and clever.
Filled with twists and revelations, Unborn keeps you on your toes and invested in the story. Unborn is most definitely worth a watch. Luckily, you can watch it today on the free streaming service Tubi.