Movie Reviews 101 Midnight Horror – Devil’s Due (2014)

logoDirector: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett

Writer: Lindsay Devlin (Screenplay)

Starring: Allison Miller, Zach Gilford, Sam Anderson, Roger Payano, Vanessa Ray, Bill Martin Williams, Geraldine Singer

 

Plot: After a mysterious, lost night on their honeymoon, a newlywed couple finds themselves dealing with an earlier-than-planned pregnancy.

 

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

 

Verdict: Been Here, Seen This

 

Story: Devil’s Due starts a Biblical reference talking about the antichrist. We meet Zach McCall (Gilford) being questioned in a police station claiming he didn’t do it. And flashback to watch a man filming a party from outside a window, I get the feeling this may well be a found footage type film. Oh look they have a dog, I bet it will end up getting killed during the film. It turns out Zach was trying to she Samantha (Miller) the day before their wedding. Time for the wedding, with shaky cams *sigh* but we do learn Samantha was in foster home meaning no parents, I wonder if this will be important?

Now we watch the honeymoon and let’s see something original the Samantha wants to see a palm reader, never seen that before *rolling eyes*. The palm readers warn about the danger, because no palm reader goes you are destiny for greatness. Return home the newlyweds find out they are expecting a baby. During the pregnancy we start to see strange things happen to Samantha even though the baby seems perfectly healthy. Good job Zach has been filming everything so he can re-watch everything that has been happened since they got married to find out the answers.

Devil’s Due manages to copy every possible cliché and film itself to look like a paranormal activity sequel here. As you can tell by the tone in the first to paragraphs I got tired of this very early and for about 1 hour10 minutes it is all the same as something we have seen before. The final fifteen minutes are a little bit more acceptable mainly because stuff actually happens, while the hauntings all look the same we do get some good scares and a conclusion to the story, well we get some sort of ending, we also get to the potential sequel idea with another asshole with a camera who just got married. The fact this film just copies every single she is having the devil’s baby cliché I cannot rate this highly. (2/10)

 

Actor Review

 

Allison Miller: Samantha McCall newlywed and pregnant lady who has been impregnated with the antichrist. We watch how she starts loving before becoming different during the pregnancy. Allison does give us the standard devil carrying mother performance with nothing standing out. (4/10)

 

Zach Gilford: Zach McCall the husband who is obsessed with filming everything and is being questioned by police because of the events in the film. Zach gives us the standard asshole filming every minute of his life character. (3/10)

 

Support Cast: Devil’s Due has a supporting cast that includes Zach’s family and a priest but they all do very little and offer nothing to the overall storyline.

 

Director Review: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett – Matt and Tyler have watched so many of these films they thought they would just copy them all. (2/10)

 

Horror: Devil’s Due doesnt end up using enough horror until the final act and by then the suspense is lost. (3/10)

Settings: Devil’s Due keeps everything looking like an everyday situation which tries to add to the horror. (5/10)
Special Effects
: Devil’s Due uses cheap effects that are easy to see when it comes to finally being used. (3/10)

Suggestion: Devil’s Due is one to avoid, the chances are you have seen this idea before and you don’t need to see it again. (Avoid)

 

Best Part: Final Act.

Worst Part: The Rest

What Could Have Been Better? – Try something original.

 

Believability: No (0/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Chances of Sequel: It is left open for one but I hope not.

Post Credits Scene: No

Similar Too: The Devil Incarnate

 

Oscar Chances: No

Box Office: $36 Million

Budget: $7 Million

Runtime: 1 Hour 29 Minutes

Tagline: Fear is born

Trivia: There are numerous cult symbols hidden throughout the movie.

 

Overall: Devil’s Due is just another she is having the antichrist movie we are tired of seeing now.

Rating 20

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