This movie should be titled Grace: or What Not to Watch While Your Expecting.
I had heard good things about Grace. Creepy, gross, bizarre, and warped were common adjectives. I had put off watching it for some reason but finally got around to watching it the other day. Truth be told I was a little disappointed. The reason Grace didn't really get to me is because I'm not a pregnant woman nor am I directly involved with pregnant women or babies. Another issue I had was that Grace plays like a prequel for an established horror movie - the birth of the monster. Finally, there's a psycho-sexual aspect to the film that seems like it would have worked better in an Asian horror film or perhaps a Cronenberg movie.
Those minor problems aside Grace is indeed creepy and has some gory moments (I looked away at one point but only because I don't like close-ups of cutting). Jordan Ladd's portrayal of protagonist Madeline Matheson's descent into madness is pretty unnerving at times. The supporting cast are all strong - particularly her mother-in-law Vivian (Gabrielle Rose). Vivian is a WASP ice-bitch and her own madness is compelling to watch as well.
Despite my lacklustre response to Grace - it is a solid piece of horror that takes the genre in a direction well away from the schlock and remakes being churned out. Additionally the production quality was excellent and the effects were pretty effective. There's nothing worse than attempting to watch a horror movie and it looks like it was made with an iPhone and edited by an AV hack.
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