The Unborn (2009)

The Unborn is a 2009 American supernatural horror-thriller film written and directed by David S. Goyer. The film stars Odette Yustman as a young woman who is tormented by a ghost (a dybbuk) and seeks help from a rabbi (Gary Oldman). The dybbuk seeks to use her death as a gateway to physical existence. The film is produced by Michael Bay and Platinum Dunes. It was released in American theaters on January 9, 2009, by Rogue Pictures.

Casey Beldon has nightmarish hallucinations of strange-looking dogs and an evil child with bright blue eyes. While babysitting Matty, her neighbor's son, she finds him showing his infant sibling its reflection in a mirror. Matty attacks Casey with the mirror and tells her, "Jumby wants to be born now."

Casey's friend Romy tells her of a superstition that newborns should not see their reflections for at least a year because otherwise they will die soon. Casey's eyes begin to change color; a doctor asks if she is a twin, and explains the change as tetragametic chimerism and heterochromia. Her neighbor's infant dies, supporting the superstition.

Location: United States
Director: David S. Goyer
Producer: Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller
Writer: David S. Goyer
Cast: Odette Yustman, Gary Oldman, Cam Gigandet, Meagan Good, James Remar, Rhys Coiro, Carla Gugino with Jane Alexander and Idris Elba


  1. Not a bad little MOTR horror. Best bit is the cover though...

  2. haha, agree with the cover

    surprised to know its a michael bay film, will do ask odyssey for some old copies then.

  3. I forgot I had seen that movie. I was surprised. I figured it would be pretty standard slap-dash young-adult influenced by Japanese movies styled flick, but it actually took some turns I didn't see coming and some suspense that was well done. I was not thrilled by it, but I am not sorry I saw it.