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Forget the baby shower

OUT NOW! Involuntarily funny Rosemary's Baby rip-off DEVIL'S DUE is an ordeal best avoided.

The unplanned pregnancy of a young couple takes a turn for the twisted as increasingly strange occurrences bring about an unhealthy dose of paranoia and fear. This might sound oddly familiar (Rosemary’s Baby), but the hand-held jumpiness is a far cry from the suspense, not to mention the quality, that made the former a success. Often involuntarily funny and never actually scary, the film is utterly unbelievable from beginning to end. Even more unbelievable? How bad it actually is.

Devil’s Due | Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett (USA 2014) with Allison Miller, Zach Gilford. Starts May 8

Originally published in issue #127 May, 2014