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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…
it made me sad because when this film ended it felt like the story was only 2/3s told, and they shoulda crammed that first amount into 40 mins and then done a more satisfying ending. whateva. still vaguely forgettable.
The first 90 minutes: 2.5 stars.
The ending: -1 star.
**** that ending...
Not the greatest rated horror film but I enjoy it at least.
In a movie about demonic possession it's kind of essential to build an atmosphere, unfortunately the found footage style really limits what you can do with cinematography and sound. But you can surely build tension, I've seen many FF movies that build tension well, this isn't one of them.
Okay, so there's no atmosphere, no tension, but there's one thing left, to try and make your scary scenes, I don't know, actually scary? I barely flinched this whole movie, I maybe cringed at the dialogue and acting but I was literally never disturbed, scared or shocked. This film fails on many levels but the biggest fundamental problem is that it just isn't scary at all.
The Devil Inside is the perfect example why Hollywood studios should never release a horror movie the very first week of the New Year. It’s never frightening nor terrifying at any moment. The found footage is unnecessary by all means trying to be the next Paranormal Activity and it fails on all grounds. The story is trying to be like a rip off of The Exorcist that isn’t anything special but to be cheap and not remotely scary. Awful writing and directing having by far the worst ending to any movie in recent years making yourself angry about what happens in the end.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The Devil Inside, one of the latest and most lackluster entries in the 'faux documentary/found footage' movie genre, is yet another tired demonic possession flick. The filmmakers may have wanted to elicit screams but instead they only elicit snores.
The movie begins with some decades old news footage regarding an exorcism gone bad that left three people dead. The supposed possession victim, played by Suzan Crowley, is whisked away to a mental facility in Rome. Now, her adult daughter (Fernanda Andrade) has decided to make a documentary about her trek to Rome and her reconnection with her mother, as well as getting to the bottom of whether Crowley is or was possessed.
Sounds promising so far, doesn't it? Unfortunately, The…
I don't know why this film was made in the first place.
Literally the most goddamn audacious ending in the last 30 years. How the hell did they let this happen? It's just such a terrible ending that it's utterly brilliant.
Terrible movie, filmed all camera first person not scary and crap story don't reccomend
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