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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…
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…
During the end titles of 'Inside', there's a fantastically wry little credit that says:
"And many thanks to Sam Raimi. (He'll never know why.)"
OH, I'M SURE.
Just trust me - you watch this movie, and you will know ALL TOO WELL why they would say such a thing as that.
But let me tell ya...'The Evil Dead' ain't got NOTHING on this flick.
'Inside' lays out its cinematic statement of intent early on with its gruesomely gorgeous, beautifully bloody main titles.
And it is an unspoken promise that is delivered upon in goddamn spades.
Is 'Inside' officially the goriest movie ever made?
It's debatable. It's certainly very very very very high in the rankings of such a declaration.
5th film in my French extreme horror list. When I finished watching and I was like ok that was intense but my tiny jaded mind still isn't shocked. Then coming away from it 5 minutes later I'm thinking Jesus actually particularly from a woman's perspective that was really really disturbinng. Every time you think someone has come to Sarah's rescue, this is it she can escape this, think again. The sheer amount of blood in this film was impressive too. Still not better than martyrs on oh my god I can't cope I will never be the same again but the best French extreme I have seen yet.
I hardly breathed for the last 30 minutes.
A HORRYFYING THRILLER , NOT FOR EVERYONE TO SEE PERFECT FOR "BLOOD LOVERS"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So. Much. Blood.
And the biggest pair of stainless steel scissors I have ever seen.
Great gore fest. Not for the feint hearted! Or if you're pregnant!
I thought I had seen everything, but then there is this French gem! An unoriginal story that is done in a very original way! Hard to watch, yet I couldn't take my eyes off the screen!
Pelicula perteneciente al movimiento francés de brutalidad extrema. En este caso, una misteriosa mujer aparece para hacer la vida imposible a una mujer que está embarazada. La mujer encerrada tendrá que intentar sobrevivir a dicha amenaza.
No apta para todos los publicos debida a su dureza y gore extremo. Muy claustrofóbica, hará las delicias de los amantes del género.
Does this movie totally deliver on pure relentless terror going in places most don't have the nads to do so?
First and foremost this movie is a car crash because it grips you from the very start only hinting at what's to come and seriously delivers on pleasing my horror gland.
Many favorites, as well as a small handful of films that I don't care for... in no particular order (1960-2014).