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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.
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…
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…
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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…
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.
My friend made a list of films that I should watch.
I made a list of films that he should watch.
Anyone else like it when you watch a film at the right time for when it's set, despite not knowing beforehand? That happened here because yes, Inside is a Christmas film everybody. I should have known from the liberal use of red on the cover.
Sarah is heavily pregnant and due to give birth the next morning. Unfortunately for her, she's got a sleepless night ahead of her as a random woman wants to a) get into her house and b) steal her baby. Literally steal it. As in, stab and take it. This is the simple…
BLOODY good horror film.
Bloody hell! Quite literally.
Simply a superb horror film. Genuine shocks, original plotting and set pieces, some seriously challenging gore and a surprising twist in the tail (if you don't think *too* carefully about it). Loved it.
Gory and disturbing. Had to pause that last scene for a minute.
Could be 5 stars if it weren't for those annoying CG baby in the womb shots. Besides that, I love this film. It's genuinely creepy, tense and incredibly gory. Always a must watch around the Christmas season.
Sarah was visited by Satan herself. Super bloody, gory and disturbing. I dreamt of the woman (Belle) in my doorway, slowly fading away to black like she does in Sarah's house. Ohh, hell no! I woke up and watched some Office till I fell asleep again.
Inside is a beautifully disturbing film to come out of France. It automatically grabs a hold of you the moment it starts, and it won't let go. You find yourself gripped to the edge of your seat anticipating what is going to happen next. The movie is very intense, and the musical score played at the climatic scenes does an excellent job at heightening the intensity.
The basis of Inside is about a fairly recent widow named Sarah who is excepting her baby on Christmas morning. The night before her delivery, she gets a very unwelcoming and unexpected house call, and fights for her life.
The main character Sarah, played by Alysson Paradis, does an excellent job at making you…
- 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).
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- Johnny Got His Gun
- The Ugly Swans