Well now. Easily the most unsettling film I’ve seen in a while (Recent watches include Antichrist, Grotesque, The Hurt Locker, and The Brutal Hopelessness of Love). The film is astonishingly restrained in what it shows and how it shows it. It’s very deliberate in its pacing which will bore some people. It doesn’t fully succeed at being a pure psychological horror film, and because of it’s pace and restraint probably won’t win over the gorehound crowd. It’s very atmospheric and demonstrates talent and vision from its director. The script’s got some heady ideas about feminism and healthy living too but it’s not preachy in the least. Good stuff but don’t watch it if you’re a recent parent, pregnant, or thinking of being pregnant.
I can’t say it is a great film, but if you do this kind of stuff it’s definitely worth seeing. It’s not exploitive, more like a dare-you-to-go-there-in-your-head kind of thing with a few let’s-not-and-say-we-did moments and a rather lame ending. There are a handful of thoughtful reviews by good writers over at Twitchfilm.net if you’re interested in further study.
Madeline Matheson is eight months pregnant and determined to deliver her unborn child, Grace, naturally. When an accident leaves Grace dead inside her, Madeline insists on carrying the baby's corpse to term. Weeks later, when Madeline delivers, the baby miraculously returns to life... With an appetite.