The Beast Within
B Sound: B Extras: C- Film: B
Every Child Is A Blessing...
Exorcism of Emily Rose
and the rise of The
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,
Possession of Michael King.
Now the focus has shifted to the independent demonic pregnancy film
Delivery: The Beast Within In which
the story of Kyle and Rachel Massy, a young couple who agree to
document their first pregnancy for a family-oriented reality show.
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
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
- which is a great way to look at it. There is definitely some
talent for the film's director - Brian Netto.
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
films or possession films, then this is one to check out!
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.
Features include The
Birth of Delivery,
and an Audio
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