Devil's Due follows the story, or more appropriately documents the daily routine, of newly weds Zach McCall (Zach Gilford) and Samantha McCall (Allison Miller). One morning during their honeymoon, the two wake up with no knowledge of what occurred on the previous night. Soon after this occurs and the couple are 'safe' at home, Samantha falls unexpectedly pregnant. This pregnancy results in Samantha behaving in an unexpected, and occasionally animalistic way.
Devil's Due is another horrible found footage film that's been done before. I used to enjoy found footage films. I used to love them, they always had a realistic nature to them. Films such as Paranormal Activity and Chronicle are films that I still enjoy, but they're also now considered two of the few decent found footage films, not including the sequels. In the past few years we've been bombarded with countless amounts of garbage that's given the label of horror. It's rare these days that we consistently get great horror films, as they're all being made with a budget of a few thousand dollars and they're all making millions at the box-office. Nobody likes them and Devil's Due is one of the worst.
The film isn't even remotely scary, nor interesting. The first hour of this film consists of slow, messy and lousy storytelling that's practically just a bunch of pointless scenarios put in so the film runs long enough to show off its finale. There were so many scenes that had me questioning whether of not certain moments were meant to be considered a scare, as they weren't scary in the least bit and they shouldn't even be considered as a scare. Not only does it fail to be scary, but the film also fails to captivate any interest in both the characters and the storyline. Ooh they got married, ooh the film is fifteen minutes in and we're still at the wedding, ooh the film's now an hour in and nothing has happened yet, etc. I must admit that I do enjoy films that just show life, but I don't consider these type of movies to file under that label, even if the film is compressed of people yabbering on about topics I couldn't care less about.
The performances are unbearably bad. What seemed to work a few years ago with found footage films was that they'd cast actors that aren't well known or haven't starred in any previous films, so that the producers can play the film off as real footage. Nowadays, we know all this garbage is fake, yet studios still insist on hiring terrible actors to deliver terrible performances in a terrible film. It's almost as if the studios are aware that these films suck and so they deliberately hire terrible actors that'll play the part for a small pay check. In fact, I'm almost certain that's the creative process behind this movie.
To sum up, Devil's Due is another unbearably bad found footage movie with an obviously minuscule budget. The film isn't remotely interesting or scary and the performances are atrocious. I beg that you don't ever see this movie.
0 1/2 Stars