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The Devil Inside
No soul is safe.
In Italy, a woman becomes involved in a series of unauthorized exorcisms during her mission to discover what happened to her mother, who allegedly murdered three people during her own exorcism.
I was possessed by a nap when I tried to watch this.
Demonic possession and exorcisms are back in vogue but none of the recent crop come remotely close to their ‘70s counterparts. The Devil Inside is arguably the worst of this recent trend thanks to the fact it isn’t remotely scary, is shoddily made and has a ridiculously bad ending. The found footage dynamic never once convinces thanks to some very wonky acting whilst it utterly fails as a horror film as it doesn’t build suspense and is totally devoid of scares. Even the dodgiest found footage films normally have at least one effective and cheap jump scare but this has nothing, instead it just plods along event-free.
The only thing The Devil Inside elicits is laughs and boredom. The script…
Ever since The Exorcist redefined the meaning of supernatural and psychological horror forty years ago, every keen horror filmmaker has had one eye on reproducing that same primal, terrifying alchemy of demonic possession. The Devil Inside, it has to be said, must surely rank as one of the worst attempts to capture that same feeling of helpless fear of the human body & mind being taken over by the darkest recesses of existence. William Brent Bell's 'mockumentary', fused with touches of found footage, turned out to be a huge surprise hit in a barren post-Christmas landscape as it sought to cash in on a popular style of filmmaking, serving up however a lukewarm concoction of cheap scares and a maddening lack…
Gosh! Such a lot of half star and one star reviews on here, and an awful lot of hate! I would say that his film is distinctly mediocre and as Mark Kermode would say it, it's remarkable only in how completely unremarkable it is. It's not good, nor is it a steaming pile of turd.
Anyway, this is your usual exorcism type story except that they've tried to put a different spin on it here by doing it in the form of a fly on the wall documentary. Or at least I think so because I'm not entirely sure that the film knew what it wanted to be. It seemed to start off in the style of a normal post…
The lowest rated film on Letterboxd this year and who decides to watch it anyway?
Yep. Moron Man strikes again.
Honestly, it deserves all the crap that has been flung at it and then some. The found footage genre has taken a turn for the worse lately and this film singlehandedly euthanises the whole genre. It is so appallingly bad that I am certain the actual Devil himself, Mr. Satan, good ol' Lucifer, was the one behind the film.
And Goddamnit if the Pope didn't know it! It says so on the poster! They didn't want us to see this because IT IS MADE BY SATAN!!!!
Definitive proof is given in the final scene. What they try to pull off there is pure, unfiltered evil.
It's a funny old game, the movie business.
You can try and ply your craft for years and end up a commercial failure despite making movies that should have reached a wider audience. We all know of such travesties, and wallow in a gloomy fog of despair as they are crushed, forgotten or merely swept aside to make way for samey samey treading water run of the mill been there seen it done it, or more succinctly covering old ground only to make a few bucks from those of us looking for something new in a worn garment.
The Devil Inside fits neatly into that last category. It follows in the wake of a hundred other such flicks, and sticks…
The Devil Inside is a poster in search of a movie, and I'm really struggling right now to come up with a film that has a worse ending.
The Devil Inside” is at best an average film concerning a young American girl Isabella Rossi (Fernanda Andrade), who travels to Rome where her mother, Maria (Suzan Crowley) is cooped up in an asylum, having gone "mad" during an exorcism some twenty years previously. Apparently Maria was being exorcised, broke her restrains and killed the three priests involved in the exorcism. Isabella is keen to make a documentary to try and help her understand what happened to her mother. She makes her way to the "Vatican School of Exorcism” where she befriends some priests including Father Ben Rawlings (Simon Quarterman) and Father David Keane (Evan Helmuth). Rawlings and Keane are renegade exorcists, performing the rituals outwith the sanction of the…
In most cases I don't write long reviews for bad movies or even horror movies in general. But after enduring The Devil Inside, I feel compelled to share my detest for the entire mess.
I'm not going to talk about the plot, because it's not there unless I missed it under the hilarious number of generic and idiotic horror tropes. If you can think of something wrong with the horror genre today, it's more than likely included in this pile of garbage.
Let me list a few examples:
Exorcisms- Yeah it's the main focus of the plot because that's still totally original, no way have audiences seen that before.
Pop out scares- To horror directors, these aren't cool, nor are…
The only fear inducing part in this is the scene where a dog suddenly jumps up and barks. Seriously.
The only reason I give this movie half a star is that I can't give it zero stars. I hesitate to even call The Devil Inside a full-length feature.
I expected something worse.
While it's true that the ending is among the worst in recent memory, that the movie fails to be scary or creepy even in jump-scares terms and that the performances are not good, there are three things that I liked: a) the fact that the movie tells a story interesting enough to watch the film witouth getting bored despite the deficiencies, b) the realistic looks and feels of the film outside the possesion scenes, and c) the clever use of the camera angles and zooms to build suspense, preparing the audience for some amazing scare scenes that unfortunatedly naver happen; I felt the suspense each time these angles were used, and was disappointed that nothing happened. It was still a nice feeling.
I love possession horror so I might be biased but I thought this one was really well done. The acting was good, it was less than 80 minutes long, it moved fast but managed to still be coherant and tell a complete story, there wasn't any hokey jumpscare music or whispering characters, the characters weren't dumbasses, and it was an unusual having the priest get possessed. I liked that the movie didn't all take place in one or two locations like most possession movies. It wasn't the best movie I've seen all year but it was enjoyable. It was formuliac and the very end was disappointing though. If you hate possession/exorcist horror and found footage horror you're gonna absolutely hate this, but if you like these then you'd probably like this. It was what it was.
Someway mid-movie the priest character says that he is afraid of losing his "job"... That says it all... Complete and utter rubbish and a pointless waste of time. Better to watch the paint try on the walls than waste time on this...
The devil inZZZZide.
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