This week on Blu-ray and DVD Combo Pack from directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is DEVIL’S DUE.
This film tells the story of Samantha (Allison Miller) and Zach (Zach Gilford), a newly married couple on their honeymoon. Tired of the touristy attractions, a taxi driver takes them to an underground club and it is a night of drinking and dancing – but that’s not all.
A few weeks later Samantha discovers she is pregnant and the couple is thrilled. They begin doing everything to prepare for the new arrival. Shopping, getting the baby’s room ready and a party bring it all together. But Zach is noticing something is wrong with Samantha.
With staring jags and moments of brute strength, Zach just wants to know what is wrong with his wife. He tries talking with the doctor and friends but gets the same answer that Allison is just going through changes.
That is until Zach notices there are strangers lurking around his home and when he discovers the truth it is too late!
FINAL WORD: Miller as Allison gets to be creepy in all the ways a pregnant woman shouldn’t be. A slowly growing belly doesn’t stop mommy-to-be from a few moments of glass breaking hostility or a little light snacking on the forest animals. I don’t think I’d invite Allison around any of my wood floors either! Well done.
Gilford as Zach is the guy who must tape every moment of every hour of every day. I’m not sure I’d be with a guy like that but he’s cute with Allison. Happy from the moment the ept tests says baby, he knows right away something isn’t right. Playing it out till the end Gilford gets to deal with the dark side – I think I’d prefer jail myself.
Other cast include: Sam Anderson as Father Thomas, Vanessa Ray as Suzie, Bill Williams as Ken, Geraldine Singer as Sally, Julia Denton as Natalie, Madison Wolfe as Brittany and Sam Anderson as Father Thomas.
TUBS OF POPCORN: I give DEVIL’S DUE three tubs of popcorn out of five. Yes, it follows in the same genre as PARANORMAL ACTIVITY with a mixture of ROSEMARY’S BABY and a few other horror films but it has some pretty cool moments. The special effects are good and seamless and it is a classic night at home in the dark for a good scare!
Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, part of the quartet of filmmakers known as Radio Silence (V/H/S) and produced by John Davis (CHRONICLE), they use the found footage style of storytelling to deliver a thriller filled with supernatural themes and a lot of dread!
The Blu-ray comes with extras including deleted scenes, audio commentary with the directors, the director’s photo album and Radio Silence: A Hall of a Team. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has provides amazing titles of DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD for fans who want their library to grow with some of the best films available.
In the end – fear is born.