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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.
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.
Béatrice Dalle is the boogieman, in chick form.
Massive gorefest, pretty creepy
French new wave horror that gets more intense with every bloody scissor kill. Not my kind of horror, but entertaining to watch with friends nonetheless.
My opinion of this film definitely grew fairly significantly as it went on and became more and more balls-out and intense. Goes from moderately tense and dry to absolute bloody madness at a steady and rewarding rate. Never lags, just accelerates and accelerates. Not as virtuosic or stylish as some French Extreme Wave but still memorable and gripping.
Some great gore set pieces but push past the spectacle on display and this film's representation of women, femininity and motherhood veers close (tips over) to misogyny.
This movie is so brutal.
The literal definition of being baby crazy.
Strong, but as far as the New French Extreme is concerned, this is certainly no Martyrs. Some pacing problems as well, n'est-ce pas? 80 minutes shouldn't drag.
It takes a lot for a film to legitimately rattle me. I needed a smoke after first viewing... and I DON'T SMOKE!!
Loses half a star for a slightly wobbly ending. Otherwise, one of the best horrors of the last 10 years.
- Donnie Darko
- Morvern Callar
- Irma Vep
- Miami Blues
- Babe: Pig in the City
- 21 Grams
- Johnny Got His Gun
- The Ugly Swans
- The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
- Rosemary's Baby