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Devil's Due (15)


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

While recording everything for posterity, the husband begins to notice odd behavior in his wife that they initially write off to nerves, but, as the months pass, it becomes evident that the dark changes to her body and mind have a much more sinister origin.

The critical consensus

An ordinary, forgettable horror film. Even the Devil deserves more than this.

**(*)(*)(*)Kim Newman, Empire Online, 17/01/2014

Devil’s Due, like so many modern horror films, is content to regurgitate tired formulas rather than really going for something different, unsettling or even remotely intelligent.

*(*)(*)(*)(*)Rob Carnevale, The List, 16/01/2014

The film-makers combine the usual shock tactics – priests collapsing, pregnant women devouring raw meat, satanic rituals – with at least some subtlety and humour.

***(*)(*)Geoffrey MacNab, 16/01/2014

It's as substantial as seeing The Exorcist redone on Snapchat – and let's not even consider the implication of casting black and Latino performers as Satan's minions, because clearly its makers haven't.

**(*)(*)(*)Mike McCahill, The Guardian, 16/01/2014

While horror newbies may find the unfolding incubus antics moderately scary, others will be distracted by the frankly terrifying levels of recycling.

***(*)(*)Mark Kermode, The Observer, 19/01/2014

The Devil may have all the best tunes, but this really is the worst sort of cinematic karaoke.

*(*)(*)(*)(*)Ali Catterall, Total Film, 17/01/2014

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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