Pause for kids 16 & under
Found footage horror movie is gory and gross.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Devil's Due is yet another "found footage" horror movie, which also borrows several ideas from "demon baby" movies like Rosemary's Baby. It contains a decent amount of blood, including a gory corpse, a stomach-slicing, and two dead, bloody deer. The movie also features lots of shouting and scary stuff. It talks about certain details surrounding a pregnancy, though sex isn't particularly shown or discussed. The couple kisses a lot, we see the woman wearing only towels and/or panties, and there's some brief innuendo. Language includes several uses of "f--k" and "s--t." Characters drink shots and get very drunk at a club, and wake up with a hangover.
- Families can talk about the appeal of this kind of "found footage" horror film. What makes it scary, or not scary? How does it compare to other kinds of films?
- How bloody or gory is the film compared to other horror movies? Would it have worked with less blood and gore? What is the appeal of the genre?
The good stuff
Messages: No real messages here, except that, if you're ever in Santo Domingo and a cab driver offers to take you to a "special" nightclub, refuse.
Role models: The characters don't exhibit any extraordinary behavior, and they don't really learn anything; it's just a young couple trying to have a baby and getting scared by things outside their experience.
What to watch for
Violence: In the final stretch, we see a gory, bloody corpse, with a woman smearing the blood all over the floor. The demon-possessed woman is shown eating from the bloody corpse of a dead deer (slightly offscreen), and a second dead, bloody, insect-ridden deer is shown. A woman slices open her stomach. When the demon has fits of violence, it throws people and furniture into the air; one teen is thrown into a car, and his bloody hand is shown. The main character is shown covered with blood. A priest has a bloody nose, and blood dribbles onto his white cloak. There's a brief, partly obscured satanic ritual. A doctor sticks a big needle into the pregnant woman's stomach. Otherwise, there are some jump-shocks and other scary imagery.
Sex: A young married woman gets pregnant, there's lots of discussion about her pregnancy, i.e. trips to the doctor, to classes, etc. There are references to "the pill." The couple kisses frequently. In one shot, the woman takes a bath, and there's a tiny glimpse of her, naked, in the distance, through a doorway. She is shown in other scenes in a towel after a shower, and in a tank top and panties waking up in the morning. In another shot, the man makes a joke by holding a breast pump next to his crotch area.
Language: Language includes several uses of "f--k" and "s--t," as well as a few uses of "Jesus" and "oh my God," plus one "jackass."
Consumerism: An Apple computer is shown, with the logo very visible. The couple receives a Vitamix for a wedding present, and the woman is shown gushing over the gift for a moment.
Drinking, drugs and smoking: During their honeymoon, the couple is shown drinking heavily at a club, downing shots, etc. They both wake up with a hangover. Afterward, wine bottles and wine glasses seem to be ever-present at their house, but it's very rare that anyone is actually seen drinking it. (People are seen holding glasses, and glasses are shown empty, etc.)
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A waste of money and poorly filmed and executed by schwartzm9039
This is my first "Oh No" and I hate to do this to a director, but he truly deserves this harsh criticism. Why was it necessary for me to close my eyes because of camera shake to avoid nausea? Why was there no new information to be gleaned from the story? Many people in the theater were disappointed and so was I. $13.50 could have been saved.
What ever happened to baby lucifer? by tulip3552
Ugh I was left with so many questions. The #1 question I have is, where was the actual horror? I needed to see baby demons or something lol I'm a huge fan of found footage movies but I felt that some of the scenes were all over the place. Based on the ending, like most found footage flicks, there is room for a sequel. Maybe, just maybe it will answer all of the questions I have and give this movie more purpose. The story line had so much potential.I don't see why it was rated R either, PG-13 would have been just fine. I hate to give bad reviews and be Debbie Downer, so I'll just say this....If and when there is a sequel, I'll give it a try, but I will never watch this movie everrrrrrrr again. EVER EVER!!
If at 1st you don't succeed, try again. smh or not!
Skip the end by caquilin
This movie seemed like a promising plot idea, but failed to fulfill its potential. The end was terrible. IT looked like they just gave up trying at the end.
Devil's Due by shdh22
was one of the worst movies I have seen in a long time, left the movie after about 30 minutes into it. Would not recommend to anyone.
Worse Movie Ever by traumanse
This is the first time writing a Fandango review. I feel compelled to let everybody know not to waste their time and money on this film. No scare factor and it's supposed to be a horror film. Maybe I missed the scary parts while I was holding my head down from the nausea I experienced due to the documentary style camera shake throughout the entire movie.
Awful by Michelle4273
I was so nauseas by the end of the movie because of the movement of the camera....went home and got in bed! Was nothing like we thought!! Awful wish we didn't spend the money
OH NO !!!!!! Devil's Due !!! It's due back in the trash !! by Miss_September
This was a total waste of time.
Save your money, even when it comes out on DVD, which will probably be in a few weeks because it was HORRIBLE.
Shaky camera is headache or vomit inducing... by jcrowe31
First off the shaky camera movement is terrible. I had to close my eyes multiple times and when I left the theater I was little nauseous and had a headache. As far as the plot and content of the movie it was a good concept, but was just lacking in scares or even moments of creepiness. Character development wasn't even that good or the actors didn't do a good job at getting me to care too much about what would eventually happen to them.
I would normally say, skip it and wait until Redbox or something, but honestly, skip it all together. Seriously.
Terrible by cgkennelly
We were looking forward to a great horror flick and about half of our theatre left well before the movie was over.
The acting was great, the story line, flow and "horror factor" were absolutely terrible. My wife exclaimed "we just wasted our evening" - the Youtube baby stroller promo was scarier and more entertaining.
Watch an old classic or the news for a much better show.
Don't waste your money! by wyldtyger77
I feel like this had the potential to be a decent horror flick, but it failed! People in the theater actually booed at the ending. Very disappointing.