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…
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.
Part of Worst 10 Films of 2012.
1. The Devil Inside
Though it begins as your standard exorcism fare it soon descends into a poorly scripted found footage horror that would’ve been better off staying lost. But what makes The Devil Inside the worst film of the year hinges on one aspect, its conclusion. At the end of the film a title card appears which tells its audience to visit their website for more information. To have the audacity to ask an audience to sit through such an outrageously awful film and then deliver a ridiculously manipulative ending with an embedded marketing campaign is truly horrifying. The Devil Inside is an exploitative mess that makes a mockery of the audience who paid money to see it.
‘This is the film the Vatican doesn't want you to see,’ declares the poster quote for this stunningly inept ‘found footage’ exorcism movie. Much as it will pain devoted atheists – the Pope has a point.
Jaw droppingly inept filmaking. Lazy clunky blah.
In the sheer endless line of exorcism movies, this one adds nothing we haven't seen before to this worn-out genre. The style of combining (fake) documentary, 'found footage' and archived hospital material is trying to update it a bit and hide the obviously very limited budget.
The whole religious mumbo jumbo in the Vatican seems somewhat outdated for a movie set in present day. "The Exorcist" is now 40 years old and still the one film that defines the theme. An exorcism simply does not offer that many variations like, for example, ghosts or monsters. We have more than enough clones like this, someone really needs to step back and address this subject from a completely new angle to make it relevant again.
Another horror movie that started out well but ended abruptly without finishing the story in any satisfying way. What happened to the mother? The film completely forgot about her after about the halfway mark.
Just terrible. Not even scary really.
I'm not sure why people think that horror movies that are presented as found footage or documentaries are scarier than others, but I've never found that to be the case. Here I found the film to be boring and uninspired.
Watched this movie because of it very short run time and it was there on Netflix. I am glad I did. I typically find exorcism movie's to be a retread of a combination of THE GRUDGE and THE EXORCIST. This one however worked for me. Many folks complain about the end but I thought it was fine. Some compare it's ending to MUNGER ROAD but I don't see it that way. Sets up a sequel yet doesn't demand one. Enters my list top 1000 list at #516.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Note to self: when travelling with friends, bring your own dvds.