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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…
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…
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 single worst ending in the history of motion pictures.
I can only ever really give exorcism films three stars at most because they put me through the ringer so much, the experience is rarely enjoyable.
In terms of jolts, jumps, crunching bones, contorted bodies and blood-curdling screams, THE DEVIL INSIDE is very effective. Even managing to make something out of its multi-cam found footage set-up, worn to nothing by the PARANORMAL ACTIVITY series by staging an exorcism inside a moving car.
The script is rote but the performances earn chills, particularly Suzan Crowley as the possessed mother, whose thrashing and frothing reaches unbearable levels of intensity. There are the obvious ways to play possession (the actors who do rarely get due credit) and like Eva Green in PENNY DREADFUL,…
A film about exorcisms shot in a faux documentary style, in which pretty Brazilian actress Andrade investigates her character's mother's alleged possession, and the Church's refusal to provide exorcism which then leads her to enlist the aid of two rogue exorcists. Up to this point, the main distraction is that the film is shot intentionally in jerky-cam, and is intentionally badly edited making it nowhere near what would qualify as broadcast standard. Jerky cam is fine for found footage, but when the characters actually intend to make a documentary, some technical polish would add credibility to the intention. In any case, the story itself seems intriguing enough and features some intense scenes, such as the first case of possession that…
It's "true" shit.
An American girl, Isabella, sets out to make a documentary to understand what happened to her mother who murdered three clergy people. She was not convicted due to insanity and was sent to a mental hospital in Italy. Isabella meets with some priests in Italy who explain that her mother's condition may not be medical, but could be an extra-human possession. Matthew Peterman and Brent Bell first came up with the idea for the movie when they read an article about the Vatican starting a school for exorcism.
The film tries to humanize the characters of the film, luckily there are so few unluckily they are barely interesting. It's understandable so that not only do we know the people we…
Without a doubt, this was the most dull and uninspired horror movie that I've ever seen. It's dull, full of padding, filled with bland characters, and has one of the worst endings ever.
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.
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