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Rosemary's Found Footage: 'The Devil's Due' Trailer

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | October 17, 2013 |

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | October 17, 2013 |

Hey let’s have a multiple choice pop quiz:

What do you get when you cross Rosemary’s Baby with Paranormal Activity?

A. Inexplicable idiots who refuse to set down their camera.
B. Nothing remotely scary.
C. A movie TK should review.
D. All of the above.

I assume that everyone in the class got that one right?

Here’s the trailer for The Devil’s Due. But I warn you, it’s bad bad, not entertaining SyFy original bad, and certainly no Big Ass Spider:

The obligatory plot summary:

After a mysterious, lost night on their honeymoon, a newlywed couple finds themselves dealing with an earlier-than-planned pregnancy. While recording everything for posterity, the husband begins to notice odd behavior in his wife that they initially write off to nerves, but, as the months pass, it becomes evident that the dark changes to her body and mind have a much more sinister origin.

*Eye roll*. The problem with these found footage movies, I mean among all of the other problems that I’ve written about before, is that for the most part they don’t just share a gimmick, it’s that they’re really the exact same movie built from precisely the same template. I am a staunch defender of the technique, in that I think there are a multitude of stories that could be told with found footage as a creative addition to the story, just like how comic books don’t have to be about superheroes. But seeing the fiftieth re-release of the same damned story with a slight tweak is just getting tiresome.

Oh! I actually wrote this post an hour ago and just realized now that the title is a pun. Get it? Because she’s pregnant, and babies are due? Ha!

I fucking hate puns.

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