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‘Grace’ Period

25 Jul, 2009 By: Chris Tribbey


You know you’ve got a good horror film on your hands when people are passing out left and right at screenings. You know you’ve got a really good one when the people passing out are men.

“Isn’t that crazy?” asks Adam Green, one of the producers of Grace, which will be available Sept. 15 on DVD ($26.97) and Blu-ray ($34.97) from Anchor Bay Entertainment.

When the film screened at Sundance, two viewers couldn’t quite stomach what they were seeing. A third man at a University of Southern California screening in June passed out and broke two fingers.

The film deals with a pregnant woman who suffers an accident that kills her baby. She carries it to term, but the child amazingly comes back to life. When the mother discovers only blood can keep it alive, she — and everyone else — finds out just how far she’ll go for her baby.

“As horror fans we spend a great deal of time complaining about the lack of original stuff,” says director Paul Solet. “Grace is a movie for us, for people sick of seeing the same old [horror movies].”

The DVD and Blu-ray Disc will come with an array of extras, including two commentaries, a trailer and several featurettes, including “Grace at Sundance.”

“I’ve heard everything from [people being] delighted to terrified, which is exactly what you want in a genre film,” Solet says.

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