Once again here is a dumb movie that starts out with potential but can't live up to it past the first thirty minutes. I watched this because it was supposed to be based on Rosemary's Baby. Maybe it is but it is the lame, watered down, completely unscary version. To give you an idea, think of this as a made-for-cable TV movie equivalent of Rosemary's Baby.
You have Samantha (Heather Graham) and I can't even remember the husband's name played by James Purefoy. It doesn't matter because his name like anything else is completely insignificant. Well Samantha is a school teacher (who went to work probably once the entire film), the husband is a struggling writer (how creative!) and they are desperate to have kids. Every time Samantha sees a child she longs for her own. Teaching kids all day makes it hard since she cannot have one of their own.
The couple decides to go to a fertility center and Sam is implanted by, (gasp!) the Demon Seed! That's right. The fertility center has impregnated her with two twins both spawns of Satan himself. Meanwhile the husband gets a literary agent and publisher (both in less than a week!) and the publisher is so ridiculously creepy down to his horn-shaped eyebrows that Stevie Wonder would know this is supposed to be the devil. Yet Sam and her husband have no idea. The man shows up and makes all of the husband's dreams come true. Suddenly his book is doing so well he's going on a book tour! Sigh. Being a writer, the way they portray how easy it is to get an agent and sell a book in these movies is sickening but I held my stomach and kept watching. After all this wasn't the worse thing about the movie.
Soon after Sam's pregnant strange things begin to occur. She sees funny faces when the woman does her ultrasound. She hears growling coming from her stomach. Her babies are clawing her from the inside out and a strange man in a black hoodie begins following her. Despite all this, Sam is only concerned for about five minutes then she's back to singing "Skippidy Do Da" like nothing ever happened.
After an hour of nothingness we finally get to the core of what's happened but by then it's too late. A three year-old could tell what's gonna happen before the end. The movie was tragic and the ending was pathetic.
This film was wrong in so many ways. The main characters had no chemistry, were boring and unbelievable. The husband acted like he couldn't care less what happened with the babies and never did anything with Samantha while she was pregnant. You've wanted kids for years and your wife gets her chance and all you care about is your book? Completely unbelievable. The writing was dull and the terror was nonexistent. There was nothing scary about this movie. Rosemary's Baby was such a hit because of how it captured you with such underlying suspense and creepiness. This film wished it could be half as brilliant as Rosemary's Baby. I've seen comedies scarier than this!
Please do not buy this movie. It's not worth buying even from the used section! I wouldn't pay 5 dollars for this unless you're just a big fan of the actors. Watch it on cable like I did if you must but take it from me, you don't have to.
I don't recommend this movie to anyone. This is the dumbest, most lackluster, pitiful excuse of a thriller/horror I've ever seen. I could've excused some of the silliness if it had at least been scary.