31 Days of Horror: Grace

31daysofhorror-reckoningGrace (2009)

GraceMovieSynopsis: Vegan and overall out-there alternative health Madeline loses her unborn baby in a car accident, but chooses to carry to term anyways.  Things go wrong when she seemingly wills baby Grace back to life, though with an unnatural taste for human blood and a penchant for attracting flies.

Killer Scene: The scene for me that had the most impact was at the very end of the film where we discover that Grace has begun teething, with very unsexy results.


Violence: The film isn’t overly violent.  There are three kills in the film, one in a car accident, one clubbing, and a throat injury.  The film does pack in some bloody and gross moments though, such as a bloody miscarriage, a bleeding boob, blood vomit, wasted meat (horrifying!), and about fourteen gallons of vaginal blood.  GAH.

Sex: For a movie about a bay, we don’t really get to see much boob.  We do see an old lady expose her boob and get frisky with an old man.  Then at the end we see possibly the grossest boob ever. UNSEXY.

Scares: Nothing in the movie is meant to scare you in that traditional horror movie way.  Nothing jumps out at you.  Rather, it’s more of a dread film.  You’re going to dread what’s going to happen next.  You know whatever is coming down the road is bad.  It’s more of an uncomfortable film, than a scary one.

Final Thoughts: Grace is another film that has a ton of on-line support behind it that left me a little bit flatter than I expected.  If we didn’t have a Children’s theme going on this year, I’m not entirely sure I would personally recommend it, though perhaps some other staffers would have.  What I would recommend, however, is the score.  It went miles in improving each scene and was fantastic.  Also, I recommend meat.  If you’re a vegan, your baby will be the devil.  If you give your cat SoyMoo, he will kill animals.  If you want to ride along our kid-theme with us or you find slow-burning, dreadful movies that deal with mothers and babies, this movie will definitely do it for you.  If you want to feel uneasy this Halloween, or perhaps convince your girlfriend you’re not ready for kids, pop this in.

Robert Fure is many things: horror expert, ruggedly handsome man of the world, witty prose composer, and writer of his own biography page. Beneath the bravado is a scared little boy, ready to grow into an awesome man and make lies about a scared little boy inside of him. Wait a minute...

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