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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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Has some occasionally effective scenes, but it descends into hysterical nonsense with a cop-out ending.
A note on the viewing: HD. 2K. SVoD.
Debo confesar que no había empezado mal a mi parecer, lo de la escuela de exorcismos y el cuestionamiento a la posición de la iglesia al respecto.....pero eso solo duro unos minutos, luego el aburrimiento se apodera del espectador, para después dar paro a un desarrollo parco culminando con un final vergonzoso............... me quedo con El Ultimo Exorcismo.
The devil sure loves to play twisted. This is so far the worst movie 2012 and why is it the worst movie ever because I seen this all before. Bad directing and bad writing.
An insult to both horror films and found footage, The Devil Inside takes a tired premise and does nothing creative or innovative. There are no characters to root for, no real story structure, no purpose, and totally no craftsmanshp. This film was directed and written by a team whose credits include the laughable Stay Alive, and it's just as bad, if not worse. Having an anticlimactic ending is one thing, but displaying acts of violence against a newborn is another. This is the very kind of film that not only destroys careers, but also makes bad directors look good. Fuck it, it may just as well kill off the horror genre for good.
Late on, when a minor character is actually given the name John Thomas, you start to think that the whole thing has been a subtle comedy all along. I look forward to the sequel, which will presumably feature Father Cock Phallus investigating the incredibly boring goings-on from the first film.
Also, there's a dead-eyed nun on a bridge in Rome. This is not relevant to the plot and nothing ever becomes of it. Just one of dozens of narrative loose-ends that await you in this film made by people who clearly didn't have a clue how to make a film.
There's been an abundance of exorcism films lately, and if you're into them make sure you stay as far away as possible from this putrid garbage that somebody actually thought was okay to release in its current state.
Do not even waste your time on this movie. It has one of the worst endings (probably the worst) in recent memory. The film wasn't that bad, honestly, but it stops after the 80-min mark. There wasn't a final act, not even a bad one.
This is another case of me originally having a short review up for this then deciding to see the movie again and doing a better review.
Much to my shock, this movie is almost 2 ½ years now; before I looked it up I would have bet money on it coming out early last year. It does not seem like it's been that long since this came out and apparently every one of us saw The Devil Inside opening weekend before an epic dropoff in subsequent weeks due to an incredible backlash you rarely get for Hollywood movies, which to me is surprising as I think they put out a lot of crap. But the crowds for this thought “It's…
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