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I was not expecting that ending...
on 6 June 2016
I'm a huge lover of 'found footage ' movies, and when I watched the advert for this one on Prime Movies I felt it looked average but worth a watch. However by the end all I could do was state at the credits as they rolled by and boggle at the ending.
The movie centers around a couple, Kyle and Rachel Massey, who are participating in a new reality show called 'Delivery', which charts a pregnant couple's journey from discovery of conception to birth. The couple are happily bouncing around, telling family and friends and doing the basic check ups needed. Things seem to be going well, until Rachel ends up in hospital. When she returns home, the family dog tries to attack her, which is our first clue that something has changed. From then on its a gradual spiral downwards into Rachel's changing world, while Kyle fumbles along, confused and desperate to help but being powerless.
I was pleasantly surprised that we're not thrust into the same cliché demonic found footage content. There's the usual camera distortion and strange noises, a few odd goings on in the house but most of the story rests in Rachel's experiences. I was particularly impressed with Laurel Veil's portrayal of Rachel as she becomes more and more depressed and fearful, she doesn't force her character into a zombie servant of evil but keeps it far more real, giving you the impression of a young and scared woman who is confused and afraid, yet also not in control.of herself. Danny Barclay as Kyle also does a great job of a confused husband trying to get his wife through what he feels is simply a bad pregnancy, while desperately but unsuccessfully trying not to buckle under the pressure.
The premise for this film doesn't look great at first but when you hit that ending, you're taken aback. Yes, we are told that Rachel dies but that really makes no difference to the story since everything you expect just doesn't happen anyway. I found myself gripped on this one, it wasn't as immersive as it could have been thought and I'd have preferred one or two jumpscares, but that doesn't make this a bad film by far. Really enjoyable and keeps you watching.