IN UTERO *** USA 2019 Dir: Royce Freeman 84 mins
IN UTERO is an independent thriller by Royce Freeman, director of the 2012 thriller RAPTURE. This new thriller follows a gang consisting of two females and a male who kidnap a young woman and a pregnant woman named Skylar. Zoe is the female leader of the group who unfortunately due to an accident lost her unborn child, but her need to be a mother has led her down a dark path that Skylar’s unborn child may fulfill.
The young girl of the antagonists Raven, is the real tortured soul in this film, struggling within herself to stand up to her psychopathic saviors especially the male, her growing love for one of the kidnapped women and to protect the birth of an innocent child being born into a terrible situation. As the film progresses we see more and more of how the antagonists came to be together and how the kidnap victims just was in the wrong place at the wrong time. The whole cast of this movie performed well but special mention must go to Faneal Godbold as Zoe, who for me was the standout star. Royce Freeman has crafted a near perfect throwback to the grindhouse movies of yesteryear with IN UTERO that will leave viewers thrilled to the final scene and wondering, what they would do to save a life?
Review by Peter ‘Witchfinder‘ Hopkins