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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.
The dumbest aspect of this movie is the poor attempt at trying to throw some sort of "political" commentary, with a bunch of asshole cops dragging a teen kid, all this lifted from the Parios riots of recent years. Aside from that this is the usual french torture-porn stupidity that wants to pass for sophisticated horror-drama with camera tricks and big ammounts of gore.
Inside tenía todo el potencial para ser una gran y perturbadora película de terror, pero hay errores significativos que hacen que la cinta se vea perjudicada.
Creo que hablo por todos cuando digo que el pseudo-zombie policía fue bizarro, casi cómico, fuera de los cabales de lo que venía siendo mostrado, fuera de lugar. Eso más que nada fue algo que me molesto bastante.
Luego, hay otros temas que podrían haber sido resueltos de otra manera, por ejemplo, la exagerada quemadura facial de La Femme, también el hecho de que los policías no hayan pedido refuerzos, y otro de los grandes errores fue que Sarah no haya abandonado la casa cuando tuvo MUCHAS oportunidades de hacerlo.
Más allá de todo esto, la trama se desenvuelve de manera veloz y dinámica, lo cual hace una película muy entretenida, de gran tensión y muy gráfica, lo que para mi es un punto a favor.
Slasher movies are generally associated with the 80s (with a few very important examples from the 70s) and America. While the roots of the subgenre are traced back to Mario Bava and other European directors, the slasher craze of the 80s and revival(s) have been very American. Not only are most of the notable films filmed in America, but the situations and settings are very "American." Most of the movies take place in small American towns, colleges, campsites, or the backwoods. The victims are mostly stereotypical American teens/college kids doing things that teens/college kids do. Or at least what directors thought they did in the 80s.
Seeing the subgenre filtered through the lens of New French Extremity was very enjoyable.…
Inside is a pitch perfect horror movie that does well to play with the general psychology of mothers/expectant mothers and presents a rather terrifying and brutal scenario for you to live through watching for about 80 minutes.
It's a French home invasion movie, and it spares no expense with the blood and other gore.
But it does with the CGI.
There is so much bad CG, such as the "baby cam" and the fire effects...But the actual blood and splatter...Superb.
Whether that's vomit or bodily fluids or blood spraying against walls...It all just works so well. Every exit wound is distinct and thus creates a different sort of splatter, and by god, it turns into a fountain of blood of…
This is a truly scary film. It gets a bit mental near the end but very effective
Great Violent scenes lots of blood. but just wasn't feeling this movie. The cops where way to stupid and ruin the movie.
Visceral as it is graphic - at least, that’s what Inside aims for, but while for the most part it isn’t murky like most of the New French Extremity, it’s puerile in strokes and sterile in others, rather than anything suspenseful or shocking - a crude, hollow shell of its Polanskian roots (the dread of what isn’t there). Yet at others, it’s a claustrophobic reinvention of the voyeurism, terror and flair of Argento - the sensation of what is there, manifested in the formidable Dalle. If À l'intérieur is any indication, Bustillo & Maury are thus one half storytellers, the other half, charlatans.
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