After a drunken night on their honeymoon in the Dominic Republic, Zach (Zach Gilford) and Samantha (Allison Miller) are forced to deal with an unplanned pregnancy on their return home. While recording everything for his unborn child, Zach becomes troubled by his wife’s increasing erratic behaviour. But as the due date gets closer and sinister forces begin to converge, it becomes chillingly evident that the child Sam is carrying is in fact the next antichrist.
This horror hokum by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, two members of the collective Radio Silence (V/H/S and V/H/S 2), is essentially Rosemary’s Baby meets Paranormal Activity by way of a dozen other horror classics. The video diary/CCTV gimmick deployed here looks laboured and horror fans will have seen it all before. But as ill conceived as it is, this stillborn horror does manage to build to a genuinely creepy climax with a couple of fright scenes of the jump-out-of-your-seat kind.
Devil’s Due is out on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on Monday 16 June from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and includes as extras, deleted scenes, viral videos and some Radio Silence shorts.
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