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Terror comes calling
Four months after the death of her husband, a woman on the brink of motherhood is tormented in her home by a strange woman who wants her unborn baby.
Fuck!!!!! Kinda like a remake of Home Alone but instead of Macaulay Culkin you have a pregnant chick and instead of Chris Columbus it's directed by Satan.
I dunno if this was a movie or the recipe for blood sausage!
We've seen it in the headlines! Woman kills a pregnant woman and steals the unborn baby! This film brings such a scenario to life and it is a truly traumatizing experience!
Extreme cinema at it finest! Relentless! Brutally Graphic! A film that shows no mercy to the mom-to-be nor its audience! An unflinching depiction of unimaginable horror that is so shocking I strongly recommend that pregnant women avoid this like the plague! I thank my lucky stars this wasn't around when I was pregnant, at that time I was however a bit freaked out by the film It's Alive!
The ferocity of the life and death struggle…
The first 45 minutes or so of Inside border on horror perfection. Without delving too deep into a backstory, we are presented with a simple yet extremely horrific premise. Had they managed to maintain that level this could perhaps have been one of the best genre films ever, but unfortunately I was left staring at the ugly afterbirth of a third act making everything that went before it a distant memory.
The opening is tense and very disconcerting. We're not given much in the way of character development, but who cares. There's a pregnant woman and an insane Beatrice Dalle trying to get to the baby she's carrying. That's an automatic investment right there. I was totally gripped by the…
This was a real surprise for me. When I first watched Inside i didn't know what to expect,i was completely unaware of this movie . It blew me away and i was riveted to my seat throughout the entire movie. It has real moments of dread and a couple of stand out scares that truly deliver. The FX's are creative and at times very realistic and it's drenched in so much blood and gore it should please most gore hounds apatite.The stories been told a thousand times before but it has this unique twist that makes it stand out. If your a horror fan who has the stomach for some claret,check out this French gem,you won't be sorry.
This is why you don't run with scissors.
I had no idea what to expect from this one going in, and that's just how I like it. I knew it would be gory, and it was. I figured it would be suspenseful, and it was at certain points.
I didn't find this to be nearly as startlingly brilliant as many did. To be honest, it felt a little too pointless even for a horror flick. A little work on the back story would have gone a long way to bringing this to another level and made it a truly remarkable film.
It was still good, but I felt like it could have been so much better.
NOTE: NOT RECOMMENDED FOR VIEWING BY PREGNANT WOMEN
My god. I don't even know what to say. This movie is sick. It is ridiculously stupid at times, but it's also very effective. This is the first time a movie physically made me feel like I have to throw up. Well played you french bastards. I will give you your four-star-rating. And now I never want to see or even think about this movie again. Damn.
Hablando de depresión post parto.
Brutal! This film stands atop the horror heap. This is home invasion kicked up to 11. If you want gore and violence this is for you. The story is surprisingly pretty good and the music is perfectly placed. This is almost hard to watch but just know duct tape can fix anything especially holes in your throat. Check it out and don't bitch about it being subtitled.
It's rare for me to actually be *scared* by horror movies, because I've been watching them since I was far too young and so I am pretty desensitized. But holy shit. HOLY SHIT. This movie is so, so scary. I had to keep pausing it so I could calm down. There's just the right amount of suspense and excruciating gory payoff that you spend the whole movie wanting something to HAPPEN so you can breathe again, but then wanting things to STOP HAPPENING because holy fucking shit, that is fucked up.
The gore in this movie is so realistic that I can't call it "pretty" but it's just a really well shot movie. Even the horrible scenes suck you in…
...and watched again at the French Film Festival, after introducing it. Just insanely good, this is.
Re-watched because I'm actually introducing this film at a midnight screening tomorrow night at the Sacramento French Film Festival. And jeez, it's still one of the most ruthlessly effective, shocking, bloody, unpredictable, and AWESOME home invasion horror films ever.
And people, if you're in a horror movie, it's always a bad idea to check the circuit breaker when the lights go out. ALWAYS!
A recent CriticWire survey asked participants about "sliding" their grading scales to fit a film's particular aim.
I'm sliding mine.
I would have rated this higher if not for the final 30 minutes of the film. The first 45 or so minutes are pure horror magnificence: excellent pacing, atmosphere, and you genuinely begin to be frightened at what the fate of this pregnant woman is going to be. Then a pivotal moment in the plot occurs and it's all downhill from there. The final 30 minutes of the film change the tone entirely, and not a good, twist juxtaposition either. Incredibly disappointed by the ending, but otherwise the film is genuinely terrifying and unsettling.
- Donnie Darko
- Morvern Callar
- Irma Vep
- Miami Blues
- Babe: Pig in the City
- Under the Skin
- Tropical Malady
- Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
- Inland Empire
Many favorites, as well as a small handful of films that I don't care for... in no particular order (1960-2014).
- 21 Grams
- Johnny Got His Gun
- The Ugly Swans