New ‘Devil’s Due’ Trailer: Documenting the Pregnancy of the Antichrist

Published 7 months ago by , Updated April 17th, 2014 at 9:31 pm,

Zach and Samantha McCall begin their marriage in the same exuberant manner as any modern newlyweds – a big church wedding, tropical honeymoon, and high hopes for the future. All of this promise begins to go off the rails when the couple experience a lost weekend on their trip, followed by Samantha unexpectedly becoming pregnant. Even though the pair roll with the unplanned pregnancy – documenting it on video, of course – disturbing events begin to indicate that the baby-to-be may have an infernal destiny.

Thus is the plot of Devil’s Due, a found footage horror film from co-directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, whose previous feature film work is the final segment of the horror anthology V/H/S. A new trailer for the upcoming film gives further hints to the dark origins of Zach and Samantha’s child, as well as the darker deeds its birth may inspire.

Rather shorter than the first theatrical preview for Devil’s Due, this trailer shares a bit more about the cult-related conception of Samantha’s demonic child. It also curiously reins in the previous trailer’s more overt supernatural elements (such as telekinesis and glowing arcane symbols).

Far more promising is this new international poster for the film, courtesy of Bloody Disgusting:

CLICK FOR FULL VERSION

Devils Due International Poster 280x170 New Devils Due Trailer: Documenting the Pregnancy of the Antichrist

The poster is a striking image that combines the well-known Satanic image of the inverted cross with an unnerving, blood-soaked depiction of pregnancy. If Devil’s Due itself can delve into the kind of anxieties evoked by this poster, it will live up to its aspirations.

As has been previously mentioned, Devil’s Due continues to feel very familiar indeed. From Rosemary’s Baby to The Omen, pop culture has often riffed on the idea of in utero possession and the rise of a child Antichrist. These kinds of themes have become so prevalent that they were even recently lampooned in the spoof Hell Baby.

Of course, these themes wouldn’t be worth returning to if they didn’t resonate on an essential level with viewers. Despite the turgid sense of déjà vu elicited by its previews, Devil’s Due could still tap into the rich vein of anxiety that accompanies marriage and first-time parenthood.

Devil’s Due stars Zach Gilford (The Last Stand), Allison Miller (Terra Nova), Sam Anderson (Justified), and Robert Belushi (How I Met Your Mother).

_____

Devil’s Due will be birthed into theaters on January 17th, 2014.

Source: Bloody Disgusting

TAGS: devil's due

8 Comments

Post a Comment

  1. I don’t know, I liked all these found footage movies at first, but now I’m kinda tired of the genre.

    • Agreed. Found footage mixed with shaky-cam, BOOM! You just lost me.

      • You must be a pain in the butt when family members proudly show off their home video footage of a big moment in their lives.

        “Sorry, I won’t watch my nephew’s first steps, found footage mixed with shaky-cam, BOOM! You lost me.”

  2. Moral of the story. Don’t get married. ;)

  3. I like how the St Peter’s Cross is still being marketed as Satanic when it was never that at all.

    Anyway, it looks decent but I wouldn’t pay money to see it. I’m tired of the complaints about found footage though. Just because we’ve seen a lot of crap released in the genre, doesn’t mean the genre is bad, otherwise we might as well write off romantic comedies, teen sex-based comedies, Adam Sandler movies, superhero movies and other genres due to the influx of crap we saw in those over the years too.

  4. I also didn’t know it was a naked pregnant woman in the St Peter’s Cross formation until I clicked the image, the smaller preview on the article made it look to me like a Lars Von Trier style shot of something made to look like a vagina, which wouldn’t surprise me either considering the movie is about an immaculate conception of the diabolical sort.

  5. I liked this movie ı hope perfect

  6. I think I am pregnant with the antichrist child, it kicks and moves around.. I also think it has fingernails because it scratched me. I smell everything evil, like hot dogs!!! & I crave chicken, after its been used in rituals.. but only when I have salt. I do believe this baby is the devil itself be I hear it talk to me in my sleep about wanting to ride a bike. it only grows bigger by the day, what should I do? Kill it? I hate carrying evil with me!!! I pee every ten minute’s,& defecate myself all the time. I stink.. It won’t let me shower!!! HELP!!!!!

Post a Comment

GravatarWant to change your avatar?
Go to Gravatar.com and upload your own (we'll wait)!

 Rules: No profanity or personal attacks.
 Use a valid email address or risk being banned from commenting.


If your comment doesn't show up immediately, it may have been flagged for moderation. Please try refreshing the page first, then drop us a note and we'll retrieve it.

Be Social, Follow Us!!