First Look: 'Devil's Due' poster shows bad pregnancy

05:00 AM, Oct 16, 2013

The first poster for the new horror film, 'Devil's Due.' Twentieth Century Fox/


Written By by Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY

Even the most beautiful humans can have really ugly pregnancies.

That’s the case with the young couple in Devil’s Due, a horror film to be delivered in theaters January 17, 2014.

As this exclusive reveal of the poster shows, it’s not looking like an angelic baby. Quite the opposite actually.

It doesn’t start badly for Zach (Friday Night Lights’ hottie Zach Gilford) and Samantha McCall (Allison Miller) onscreen.

Zach and Sam get married, go on their honeymoon and they have a beautiful new home. Everything is figured out. Life is great. And Sam is pregnant, which happens on honeymoons,” says Miller. “Shortly after that things just go very, very wrong.”

There are hints that something’s amiss. Sam has “a hellish amount of nausea,” says Miller (she didn’t even mean that as a joke!).

But the couple chalk it up to normal first trimester stuff. That is, until Sam starts acting very oddly during a bizarre run-in with a driver in a parking lot.

The fact that Sam is able to smash a car window with her fist is a pretty good sign that something is going on more than cramps,” says Miller.

Fortunately, proud hubby Zach is filming the whole time. The official reason for shooting is that it makes for great baby memories. But it helps the film’s directors, collectively known as Radio Silence (consisting of Tyler Gillett, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Justin Martinez and Chad Villella) in the found footage film.

He wants to have a record of their relationship,” says Gilford in an email from Columbia where he is filming his next project.

Gilford adds that even when things start to get very bizarre, his character just keeps on filming: “He wants to document all the messed up stuff so that he has proof.”

And it does get messed up. After all, there might have been a malevolent force behind the pregnancy, as the title suggests.

I don’t think there is a lot of either of us in the gene pool of this child,” says Miller.