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The Unborn

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In The Unborn, writer/director David S. Goyer delivers something like the Jewish version of The Exorcist. He isn’t above stealing random scenes from just about every other horror movie he can think of, either. The basic plot concerns college student Casey Beldon (Odette Yustman), who discovers that a nasty spirit called a Dybuk is trying to take possession of her. For some reason not quite explained, this is hard for the demon to do, even though it has no problem possessing other cast members, some of whom have their heads spin around just like Linda Blair. You’ll feel like your head is about to spin around too, as you try to make sense of this mess. Not only is the screenplay bad, but Goyer’s direction is flat and the performances are horrible. Even the normally reliable Gary Oldman seems like he’s trying to blend into the background in a vain effort to avoid embarrassment. H

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