Proxy is a 2013 American horror film directed by Zack Parker. While walking home from an OB/GYN appointment, the very pregnant Esther Woodhouse (Alexia Rasmussen) is knocked unconscious by a person in a hoodie who proceeds to brutally bash her belly repeatedly with a brick. Despite the efforts of the ER doctors, the baby is already dead when removed by C-section. Noticing that Esther doesn't seem to have any friends or family (the baby was conceived via sperm bank), a social worker at the hospital forwards her to a support group for grieving parents. In the support group meetings, Esther meets and befriends Melanie Michaels (Alexa Havins), a woman who claims her husband and child were killed by a drunk driver.