Movies that are slightly off.
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.
A genuinely effective & relentlessly violent feature to come out from the new wave of French horror and certainly ranking amongst the most disturbing & bloodiest films ever made, Inside is a prime example of extreme cinema which marks the return of pure unadulterated horror on the silver screen & manages to accomplish all the things it promises without entirely discarding the core elements that makes a film work.
Opening with a brief prologue covering a car accident, the story of Inside concerns a young pregnant lady named Sarah; the sole survivor of the car crash which killed her husband. Deciding to stay at home on Christmas Eve, things are set in motion for an eventful night of torment & terror when a mysterious…
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Fucking hell!! This was one palm sweatingly intense 80 minutes, I've no idea how it's taken me so long to watch this, I've seen most of the other French horror films that came out around the same time and the dvd has sat on my self for years now but for some reason I've never watched it until now.
A visceral assault that hooks you in after the first minute and keeps you one the edge of your seat until the credits role, brutal and unflinching in it's portrayal of violence, there were times I was literally shielding my eyes from the terror of what was unfolding on the screen.
Alysson Paradis stars as…
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…
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I love horror movies but every now and then I'll come across a film that got rave reviews and it just doesn't click with me. It happens most often with modern horror films. Here we are at that point once again with my latest attempt at watching one from the new wave of extreme French horror.
The debut of writer/directors Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury is actually quite impressive and some parts brilliant. The first act of the film could be used as a step by step guide on how to build atmosphere and suspense in a modern horror film. There's lots of subtle frights along with disturbing imagery.
The major hook of the film is…
Inside is not just a new-wave horror film: it's a french extremity movement new-wave horror film. On top of that, it has a high-concept premise and is set almost entirely inside one house. Sound like a hard film to pull off? That's because it is... or at least, it's hard to pull off successfully.
Somehow, everyone involved in the film managed it. On top of the actresses performances, the direction, the understated soundtrack, the-kinda-lovable-not-that-great-most-of-the-time-but-sometimes-terrifying effects, there's one technically perfect aspect unsung in a lot of films: the lighting.
As Inside's first half-hour has not too much of the gore it's reputable for, it's hard to know whether the reputation it holds helps or harms the film. You spend the first…
First 20 minutes or so are soooo good! The part with the person outside. Doing stuff... Trying not to spoil.
Then later, it's okay. Definitely not for the squeamish!
From a technical standpoint it's inconsistent at best, thoroughly ropey at worst. But the short runtime and snappy approach to exposition make it joyfully gripping to watch: a heady rush of extreme gore and startlingly original set-pieces with flashes of brilliance - some of the early scenes are starkly creepy.
- Special effects.
- Some jump scenes.
- Tension atmosphere.
- Alysson Paradis and Béatrice Dalle acting.
Not so good:
- The cops...
- Predictable end.
Never forget that time when me and 5 friends had to spend the night in jail and watched this. Great memories!!! I love this movie so much!!!!
And the police officer said this was the most disturbing and disgusting thing he had even seen. Even worse than his wife giving birth. I think that says a lot.
I'm not even getting NEAR pregnant women anymore.
Fuck, that was brutal
Direction | 7/10
Screenplay | 8/10
Cinematography | 5/10
Acting | 7/10
Editing | 7/10
Music | 3/10
bizarre, mais terrifiant. mon dieu