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Delivery: The Beast Within (2013/Cinedigm DVD)

Picture: B Sound: B Extras: C- Film: B

Not Every Child Is A Blessing...

Ever since The Exorcism of Emily Rose and the rise of The Conjuring in popularity, a slew of possession films have been hitting the markets lately. Just recently I reviewed several others that are available to read on this site including the TV miniseries remake of the classic novel & Polanski film Rosemary's Baby, Grace: The Possession, and The Possession of Michael King. Now the focus has shifted to the independent demonic pregnancy film Delivery: The Beast Within In which tells the story of Kyle and Rachel Massy, a young couple who agree to document their first pregnancy for a family-oriented reality show.

As the camera continues to capture strange events, Rachel begins to believe that a malevolent spirit has possessed their unborn child. Told through the show's unaired footage and interviews with friends, family and production members, this savvy debut feature leverages the voyeuristic properties of reality television to present a fresh perspective on classic horror themes of possession and the paranormal-- and delivers enough eeriness to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Surprisingly, the reviews for the film were mostly positive with its limited theatrical run scoring a 61 percent on Rotten Tomatoes - which is no easy feat for a film of this genre. The film is unsettling and impressively made, with the reality show angle being a pretty smart way to go about it. The earlier scenes are very accurate to what the show would be like with things getting creepier along the way. As one reviewer put it the film is a cross between Paranormal Activity and Rosemary's Baby - which is a great way to look at it. There is definitely some talent for the film's director - Brian Netto.

The ending to the film is pretty intense and has a believable climax that is shot in a very innovative and realistic way. If you are a fan of the Paranormal Activity films or possession films, then this is one to check out!

Sound and Picture on the disc are at a high standard for DVD and feature a 16 X 9/1.78 X 1 anamorphic widescreen aspect ratio and a lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 track. Some scenes feature grain but considering the subject of the film it makes sense from a storytelling point of view.

Special Features include The Birth of Delivery, Trailer, and an Audio Selection option.

- James Harland Lockhart V



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