Evil is Due: Pregnancy Turns to Horror in Quibi’s “The Expecting” and These 7 Classic Films (2023)

I loveArnold Schwarzenegger. I’ve seen every movie he’s done. Read his book. Follow his newsletter (which I totally recommend if you’re looking for a bit of healthy positivity in your day). Can spell his last name without Googling it. I grew up looking up to him as a father figure and still do to this day. He’s one of those special people you can look to for positivity and motivation when you’re feeling down. An actual positive male role model who just wants you to eat right, lift weights, and be kind. Oh, and he hosted and directed an episode ofTales from the Cryptonce and owns a miniature horse named Whiskey that he lets live in the house with him.


As you can tell, I am very excited to go through Arnold’s brief but legendary career in horror movies with you below. So put that cookie down and I’ll see you at the party, Richter! It’s Turbo Time! (There’s going to be more Arnold quotes in this article than there is protein in his breakfast). Now, let’s let off some steam, Bennett, and get to it! To the chopper, that is! Rubber baby buggy bumpers. Ha! You didn’t know I was going to say that! But seriously, let’s kick some ice.

Come with me if you want to….OKAY, I’m done…


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Dillon, you son of a bitch! If you gave an eight year old a bunch of badass action figures including a handful of WCW sized army men and a scary ass alien,Predatoris the coolest version of exactly what they’d have dreamed up. If the year is 1987 and the aliens came down to attack us and said “Okay, here’s the deal (beep bop boop), we want your best human to fight our best alien and if you lose we’re going to eradicate you”… I’m sending in Dutch. Which, I think, is the story at the core ofPredator. Arnold Schwarzenegger is the perfect human specimen and these ugly motherfuckers wanted a challenge. Well, they got one. They got Arnold angry and covered in mud in the forest in the middle of the night ready to face his fears.

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Predatorworks so well on an Arnold level because we’re watching him at peak physical conditioning and yet,he’sthe underdog. Which is wild to think about. The horror is so palpable because of the location, the fear of being hunted, the unknown, and finally the awful things Predators do to your body when they kill you. Michael Myers has done some heinous things to folks but he typically doesn’t rip out their spinal columns or hang their skinned bodies to bake in the hot sun. I mean, maybe if Rob Zombie ever made that third film. But I digress.

Predatoris the ultimate Arnold Horror Movie. Enough said.

TALES FROM THE CRYPT: “The Switch” – Season 2, Episode 2 (1990)

Is this not the kind of cool shit you would do if you were as rich, famous and beloved as Arnold Schwarzenegger? Not only direct an episode ofTales from the Cryptbut star in the opening while hanging out with the Crypt Keeper? Arnold only has one other directing title to his resume which, weirdly enough, is a TV Movie calledChristmas In Connecticut. The man does it all.

In this episode, Arnold only makes an appearance in the opening of the show but it’s one of the all time greatTales from the Cryptintros. The Crypt Keeper is lifting a dumbbell fashioned from human bones and Arnold tells him to stop complaining and keep pumping.

The show begins with William Hickey (Christmas Vacation) as an old man in love with a younger woman played by Kelly Preston (Twins).She tells him in the most mean but respectfully honest way that he’s nice but she could never be with someone with such an old face and old body and old legs. He then sets out to use his fortune to have a sketchy plastic surgeon give him the body of a younger man, played by Rick Rossovich (The Terminator). The episode is a cautionary tale about trying to acquire the perfect body no matter what and even features a cameo from the famous Venice Beach outdoor gym. Because why the hell not?!

The entire episode has Arnold’s DNA all over it, from the energy and excitement of the cast (mostly those who have worked with Arnold before) to the ending featuring a character laughing maniacally the way I imagine Arnold would if you tried to arm wrestle him.


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There’s a forever argument over whether or not these films are horror so if it upsets you that I added them to the list just scoot on to the next film. I’ll understand. There is no fate but what we make for ourselves. Personally, I feel like an unstoppable, immovable force hunting you down with the intent of murder is slasher-esque enough to fulfill the requirements. To be honest, I’d rather have Michael or Jason or Ghostface after me than an evil Arnold frickin’ Schwarzenegger.

Arnold ran the entire gauntlet with these two films. He went from cold, calculated murder bot from the future that couldn’t be bargained with inThe Terminatorto the world’s most badass uncle inTerminator 2. We were able to see Arnold go from the unstoppable cyborg Goliath to the underdog and he handled both perfectly. The contrast in Arnold’s performance in these two films says everything about his growth as an actor between 1984 and 1991.

One of the things that gets overlooked in Arnold’s career is that James Cameron saw far more in him than just being a movie star with big muscles. He saw how many layers there were to Arnold as an actor and how many different emotions he could pull from you. This is why their collaborations reaped us the holy triumvirate ofThe Terminator, Terminator 2 and True Lies.

END OF DAYS (1999)

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I will argue with you until the end of days that this movie is completely misunderstood and underrated. It was Arnold’s first performance in the two years since playing Mr. Freeze inBatman & Robin (which no-one survived unscathed). Critics felt ready to pounce on him andEnd of Dayswas an absolute massacre. All I know is that everyone I know personally thinks this movie kicks ass and so do I. I can already feel the comments yelling at me in all caps. Think you know better? You’re a choir boy compared to me! A fucking choir boy! Just kidding. I respect your opinions. Just really wanted to get that all timer of a quote in here somewhere.

End of Daysfinds Arnold in yet another strange role for such a positive larger than life personality; a depressed, suicidal, alcoholic at the end of his rope after his wife and little girl are murdered. The only thing that keeps him going is his job working for a private security company. It’s very much Arnold’s version of Mel Gibson as Riggs inLethal Weaponand I absolutely love it. He wakes up in the morning hungover and mixes coffee, Pepto Bismol, a piece of pizza he finds on the floor and some leftover Chinese in a blender and chugs it down. And he has an excellent sad beard.

InEnd of Days, Arnold’s character Jericho Cane tries to protect Christine (the amazing Robin Tunney) from the literal devil (Gabriel Byrne) who wants her to birth the antiChrist. It’s all happening during Y2K which is a wild blast from the past for my fellow old people. I callEnd of Daysmisunderstood because the entire mood of the movie is dark and twisted but also wrapped up in interesting religious mythology (loose, loose religious mythology). Gabriel Byrne as the devil himself is an excellent, sadistic performance and feels like the spirit of Al Pacino’s Milton just walked right off the set ofThe Devil’s Advocateand onto this one. The entire film, as a matter of fact, feels like a soul sequel toThe Devil’s Advocate.

Pitting Arnold against the devil is maybe just the raddest idea anyone’s ever had.

Well, aside from Arnold versus zombies…

MAGGIE (2015)

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Yes, Arnold VS Zombies! But not at all how you’d think (dammit). InMaggie, Wade’s (Schwarzenegger) daughter Barbara (just kidding, it’s Maggie), played by Abigail Breslin, has become infected by a zombie bite. In this world that is eerily similar to what we all just went through with Covid, they haven’t reached total post apocalyptic statusyet. They’re just living with the virus and trying to survive. Those infected with the “Necroambulist” virus turn slowly over the course of a few weeks. Local Police are at odds with members of the community over going to a quarantine area before they turn so that they can be euthanized safely. Many don’t want to and their dead end up zombified and spreading the virus. Wade is faced with both trying to enjoy his last moments with his daughter and doing what is necessary when the time comes.

The movie takes an amazing idea with some great casting and turns it into an extremely slow, uneventful affair. It’s beautifully shot with great performances but feels as if it were filmed on Ambien. That being said, it’s one of the most interesting performances of Arnold’s career. He took a chance on a type of movie he never does and absolutely crushed it.Maggiecalled for him to be ridiculously reserved and show a lot of emotion in a script that had very little words. I remember reading reviews saying disparaging backhanded compliments like “I’m as surprised as you are.” But I was never surprised. Arnold has never been fully appreciated for how well rounded he is as an actor. The man made us cry for him while playing a cybernetic organism being dipped into lava after just watching that same character ruthlessly murder innocent people one movie ago. Just because he’s hilarious and can bench press your dad doesn’t mean he can’t do drama.

What’s so special about his performance here is that he’s a protective and soft spoken father who’s being forced to watch his daughter slowly turn, knowing he’s completely helpless to stop it. There are no long monologues or dramatic outbursts. His face heartbreakingly says it all the entire running time. Absolute anguish and helplessness on the face of a man whose only desire is to protect someone he can’t save. And it’s absolutely devastating to watch.

Well, consider that a divorce my friends! Speaking of which, though not listed as horror, I feel it necessary to mention thatTotal RecallandThe Running Manboth have some amazing horror-esque moments in them as well. Here’s hoping Arnold graces the genre with another performance soon. We’ll be waiting.

In the meantime, his new show FUBARjust hit Netflix today (May 25) and his dailynewsletteris currently adding some positivity to a lot of people’s lives. Hasta la vista, baby!


What is the expecting plot? ›

Quibi's film (released as a short series), The Expecting, has Mira Sorvino playing Emma, a young artist, who wakes up naked in the woods, after a night of partying. She's been mangled, and doesn't remember what happened. But upon returning home, she discovers that she is pregnant.

What is the plot of unborn Tubi? ›

In the new Tubi Original film UNBORN, a pregnant woman begins to suspect something is terribly wrong with her unborn child. After noticing an odd image picked up on the sonogram, a series of inexplicable events begin to lead the new mother and her wife down a dark and dangerous path.

What movie does a woman give birth to a demon baby? ›

Devil's Due (film)
Devil's Due
Directed byMatt Bettinelli-Olpin Tyler Gillett
Written byLindsay Devlin
Produced byJohn Davis
StarringAllison Miller Zach Gilford
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How many episodes of expecting are there? ›

With the eleven episodes, the weeklong gaps would feel like months that pass by in a pregnancy. Show or movie, this was okay. This was a creepy story, but it had good acting, especially from AnnaSophia Robb and Mira Sorvino.

Where can I watch The Expecting episodes? ›

Watch Expecting - Season 1 | Prime Video.

What movie was male pregnant in? ›

10. Rabbit Test (1978) Lionel's life turns around after a one-night stand on top of a pinball table... he becomes the world's first pregnant man!

What happens at the end of the unborn? ›

Casey stabs Mark in the neck with the amulet. Sendak arrives and he and Casey complete the exorcism. The rite draws the dybbuk out of the human world, but Mark falls and dies during the separation.

How does the movie The Unborn end? ›

She goes to the obstetrician and is told that she is having twins. There is a flashback of Matty telling her that Jumby wants to be born now and the movie ends with an ultrasound close-up of the twins in Casey's womb.

What movie is the 13 year old pregnant girl giving birth? ›

Station 19 - Emma Loewen as Ava | IMDb. Ava is a 13 year old pregnant girl who gives birth in the school bathroom. After complications with the birth, Ava must face her mother, the school principal, who is completely unaware of Ava's pregnancy.

What movie do twins get mixed up at birth? ›

Big Business is a 1988 American comedy film starring Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin, each playing two roles, as sets of identical twins mismatched at birth.

What movie has a child as a devil? ›

5 Rosemary's Baby

It was the first film that popularized the notion of a child being an actual spawn of Satan.

Does Holly get pregnant in what to expect when you're expecting? ›

After giving birth, Jules and Evan get engaged. Photographer Holly Castillo can't conceive children and decides to adopt one from Ethiopia with her husband, Alex.

When he is expecting Netflix? ›

Loosely based on the 2012 manga Hiyama Kentarou no Ninshin (ヒヤマケンタロウの妊娠) by Eri Sakai, it tells the story of one man's experience being pregnant. The series premiered on Netflix on April 21, 2022 and on TV Tokyo on January 5, 2023.
He's Expecting
Original releaseApril 21, 2022 – present
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Can I say I am expecting? ›

I am expecting.

[verb phrase: this means you are expecting to have a baby; you're preparing for your child's arrival]

Is the show episodes on Netflix? ›

All 5 Seasons of 'Episodes' Are On Netflix Now For The Perfect Long Weekend Binge-Watch.

Where can I find episodes? ›

Episodes (Official Series Site) Watch on Showtime.

Where can I see all episodes? ›

How to Watch Episodes. Right now you can watch Episodes on Showtime or fuboTV. You are able to stream Episodes by renting or purchasing on Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, Google Play, and iTunes.

Who was the first boy to have a baby? ›

Beatie had gender reassignment surgery in March 2002 and became known as "the pregnant man" after he became pregnant through artificial insemination in 2007. Beatie chose to be pregnant because his wife Nancy was infertile, doing so with donated sperm.

What famous guy got pregnant? ›

Thomas Beatie, once known as the 'pregnant man,' talks about life in Arizona.

What movie had a pregnant cop? ›

"Fargo" is. Frances McDormand is simply fantastic. While the acting of Steve Buscemi, William H. Mary, and Harve Presnell is stirring, McDormand's work as a pregnant police chief is the centerpiece of the film.

Does baby get out of jail in the end? ›

The beautiful ending

Baby diligently serves his time in prison while remaining in touch with Debora through letters. On the day of his release, Debora waits outside the prison for him in a vintage car.

What lifetime movie did a woman cut a baby out of the womb? ›

A psychotic stalker gives a pregnant woman a labor-inducing drug, then kidnaps her newborn. A psychotic stalker gives a pregnant woman a labor-inducing drug, then kidnaps her newborn. A psychotic stalker gives a pregnant woman a labor-inducing drug, then kidnaps her newborn.

What happens at the end of we have to do something? ›

Diane and Melissa are the only survivors left, and Melissa does get attacked by her friend Amy. We Need to Do Something's book ends with Melissa experiencing horrifying images of the apocalypse, rather than just her and Diane succumbing to the terrifying creature.

What is the meaning of unborn child? ›

(d) As used in this section, the term “unborn child” means a child in utero, and the term “child in utero” or “child, who is in utero” means a member of the species homo sapiens, at any stage of development, who is carried in the womb.

Is Unborn Based on a true story? ›

Inspired by a true story which happened in 2000. The story hit newspaper headlines when the body of a deceased pregnant woman is cut open to get the unborn baby. The community refused to have her cremated unless the baby was removed.

Is the unborn child based on a true story? ›

Based on one of Thailand's more gruesome true stories, this ripped-from-the-headlines genre effort concerns the scandal of the discovery of 2,002 fetuses in a Bangkok Buddhist temple that had come from illegal abortion clinics.

What is the longest a baby has been in the womb? ›

The longest recorded human pregnancy was 375 days, or just over 12 and a half months, according to Guinness World Records. During this pregnancy, a woman named Beulah Hunter gave birth to a healthy baby girl in 1945.

Has anyone had a baby at 13? ›

By then, I was 13 and her dad was 15. It was overwhelming and more painful than I had expected, but that wasn't the worst part. While I was still in the delivery room, phone calls from the media began. 'You're the youngest girl in Iceland to give birth,' a journalist said.

What is the oldest pregnant woman? ›

The oldest recorded mother to date to conceive was 73 years, while the youngest mother was 5 years old. According to statistics from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, in the UK more than 20 babies are born to women over age 50 per year through in-vitro fertilization with the use of donor oocytes (eggs).

What is a male and female twins called? ›

If twins are a boy and a girl, clearly they are fraternal twins, as they do not have the same DNA. A boy has XY chromosomes and a girl has XX chromosomes.

Can identical twins be different genders? ›

In 99.9% of cases boy/girl twins are non-identical. However, in some extremely rare cases resulting from a genetic mutation, identical twins from an egg and sperm which began as male (XY) can develop into a male / female pair.

What are twins that were born different races? ›

Mixed twins are fraternal or non-identical twins born to multiracial families which differ in skin color and other traits considered to be racial features. From a biological point of view, the differences in these fraternal or dizygotic twins from two biracial parents are not surprising.

What is the darkest kids movie ever? ›

Children's Movies That Were Unexpectedly Dark
  • 8 The Lion King (1994)
  • 7 Watership Down (1978)
  • 6 Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
  • 5 The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
  • 4 Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
  • 3 Coraline (2009)
  • 2 Pinocchio (1940)
  • 1 The Witches (1990)
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What movie is 666 on child head? ›

666 the Devil's Child, stylized as 666: the Devil's Child (also known as Millennium) is a 2014 American horror film directed by Manzie Jones and starring Nadya Suleman in her feature film debut. Producers stated that they originally cast Suleman for name recognition, but were surprised by her acting talent with Arsh.

Is Eli a Demon? ›

It is then revealed that Eli is actually an illegitimate child of Satan himself, and his "allergic reactions" were actually manifestations of his developing demonic abilities. Horn begins the third "treatment:" a religious ritual meant to end Eli's life.

Was anyone actually pregnant in what to expect? ›

Fake: All Actresses (What To Expect When You're Expecting)

Out of all the actresses who played pregnant women in the film – Cameron Diaz, Anna Kendrick, and Jennifer Lopez included – none of them were actually pregnant during filming.

Where does what to expect when expecting take place? ›

The movie was set in Atlanta, Georgia. Besides a scene filmed in South Africa, the rest of the film was also shot in Atlanta. There are several outdoor park scenes in the film. All of these scenes were filmed in either Piedmont Park or Inman Park.

Was she pregnant in quickening movie? ›

Based on a title card defining pseudocyesis, or imagined pregnancy, presented earlier in the film, it's assumed that Sheila is not actually pregnant. But she begins to experience symptoms, from morning sickness to painful cramps.

Was Melissa faking her pregnancy? ›

During "Kingdom of the Blind", Veronica discloses that Melissa has a dilemma, but it isn't stated what. It was also revealed that for sometime Melissa had been faking a pregnancy due to the fact she had a miscarriage. Melissa had miscarried the day after she found Ian's body.

Who was pregnant at the end of season 7? ›

"I'm pregnant," Ali revealed to Emily in an emotional scene, causing you to literally text OMGGGGGG to all the friends you normally watch PLL with.

What episode does Holly find out she's pregnant? ›

[VIDEO] 'Power' Season 3, Episode 6: Tasha Tells Ghost Holly Was Pregnant | TVLine.

Can anyone get pregnant during pregnancy? ›

Superfetation is rare because, once a person is pregnant, changes in their hormones typically prevent their body from continuing to ovulate, Dr. Greves explained. But if a person does ovulate again—and if that egg becomes fertilized and implants in the uterus—they can carry a double pregnancy.

How long did it take to get pregnant with first baby? ›

The study found that: 30% of couples trying to conceive did so in the first month. 75% of couples conceived within 6 months. 90% of couples conceived within 1 year.

How did girls know they were pregnant in the 1800s? ›

Nineteenth Century

Scientists did not know enough about pregnancy to develop a reliable test. However, for sexually active women, the best method for diagnosing pregnancy remained careful observation of their own physical signs and symptoms (such as morning sickness).

What is expected during pregnancy? ›

Your body. While your first sign of pregnancy might have been a missed period, you can expect several other physical changes in the coming weeks, including: Tender, swollen breasts. Soon after conception, hormonal changes might make your breasts sensitive or sore.

What to expect after you're expecting? ›

A few of the key areas you may experience pain or other discomfort in include: Pelvic pain: Issues like vaginal bleeding, cramps, numbness, difficulty with urination and general pain can be present. These are all normal, and should start to taper off as the weeks go by.

What does expecting mean in pregnancy? ›

expect verb (BE PREGNANT)

to be pregnant: She shouldn't be lifting those boxes if she's expecting. Kate and Dom are expecting a baby. SMART Vocabulary: related words and phrases. Obstetrics: pregnancy.

Can actors get pregnant while filming? ›

In movies, if the character isn't pregnant, the filmmakers will use different ways to hide the pregnancy. When Gal Gadot was filming reshoots for Wonder Woman, green fabric was placed over her abdomen and the extra inches were CGI'd out.

What movie was the first man to get pregnant? ›

Rabbit Test (1978)

Lionel's life turns around after a one-night stand on top of a pinball table... he becomes the world's first pregnant man!

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