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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.
Masterpiece of french horror! Beyond the traumatizing bloody experience the film manages to create an oddly touching poesy.
This movie sucked. It's a generic slasher movie with above-average gore. What's the bid deal?
Best Call The Midwife ever.
New French Extreme cinema is marked by the way it juxtaposes its nasty violence with that peculiarly smug brand of pretension that wallows around in the corners of the worst sort of French filmmaking, both of which are found here in ample abundance -- with the addition of hilarious cutaway shots to a CGI fetus panicking inside the lead's womb, which all look like they were animated on a Commodore 64.
Um, holy shit. I can't believe they packed so much crazy in 80 minutes. It's definitely one of the most brutal movies I've ever seen. It's also one of the most unpleasant. It starts off with a bang and never let's up. Its atmosphere is undeniable and seriously creepy. It's an 80-minute nightmare. Unfortunately I thought the bloodier it got, the less interesting it got. It descends into this bloodbath at the end. I felt like what it built initially worked better, using the brutal violence sparingly. It felt like it had more purpose and weight then. But I'll be damned if that climax wasn't one of the bloodiest I've ever seen. I mean, the BIRTH SCENE, OMG. And I thought the ending scene was downright unsettling. Thanks to a lot of style and finesse and a more than solid first 2/3s, this film works.
This is pure horror filmmaking. Reminds me of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre in it's unrelenting and visceral take on the supposed slasher film. Inside is over-the-top in it's brutality but has an overabundance of style/skill to make these truly grotesque images and sequences land with considerable weight and power. A grabbag of your worst nightmares.
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…
- 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