Sunday, 25 December 2011

Grace (2009)

Jordan Ladd
At a glance:
"Please, you don't understand.
She's special. She needs special food."
Jordan Ladd, the mildly sexy blonde you won't remember from movies like Cabin Fever (2002), Grindhouse (2007) and Hostel: Part II (2007) stars as an uneasy new mum in Grace (2009), a slick little horror flick produced by Hatchet (2006) director Adam Green. It's about this woman who gives birth to a stillborn but miraculously wills the baby back to life, unaware of the sick proceedings that follow. It really is quite classy I must say, and various themes of deviatin behaviour are explored, particularly those with maternal elements. Think jealous lesbians, overbearin post-menopausal mothers-in-law, lactatin fetishists and vegan apologist hypocrisy. This is wholesome R-rated stuff backed by some intense camerawork, even down to the filmin of food. 
Bad news on the doorstep:
If you've been only exposed to the traditional mould of horror movies, then you wouldn't give a cow's backside that this is a psychological thriller that studies motherhood anxiety, conventional midwifery and the catastrophic effects of nosy in-laws. You'd be only wantin to ask me if the baby is actually a zombie, or if the baby is Satan, or if the baby looks like Najib (since its a bloodsucker) or if the baby is only a dream, et cetera.
Perennial wonderment:
Do cats really reject soymilk?
Reminds me of:
Teeth (2007).
Watch out for:
Birthin scene. I guess givin birth to a dead child must qualify as one of the richest experiences a man can never have.
Amacam joker, berapa bintang lu mau kasi?
Some rather original ideas here you might like. Not for expectant mums, of course.★★★