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.
There has been nothing but hatred poured at this film since the day it was released. I never got to catch it in theaters and slowly forgot about it's existence. Now here I am after watching it and I see what everyone was bitching about.
When will Hollywood and the viewing public grow tired of these exorcism movies? There are only so many avenues they can go on before it becomes tedious.
The Devil Inside is the breaking point for me. Using documentary style to convey a sense of doom has worked for many a film before this one, but nothing happens throughout this film to truly scare me. They move from predictable scene to predictable scene just to lead us to one the worst endings in cinema history. That is purely speculation but COME ON!
Cheap, amateurish and a waste of precious time.
One of the best comedies of 2012.
Film 35/100 of the June Challenge
Not as bad as people make it out to be, but not good either. Besides some lovely Rome scenery and some creepy imagery, The Devil Inside is a poorly conceived and cliche thriller. For the first half, this movie plays out like a drama with little frights, but the second half comes and completely alienates the audience. IT MAKES NO SENSE! And after an interesting first half, this other half is just plain stupid. And the ending. Oh my lord, the ending. I'm done. I don't even want to continue before I lower my rating even more. Let's just pretend that second half didn't exist.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I don't know why, but I was expecting something better.
What we have here is the Same Old, Same Old, Same Old Exorcism story, corny characters, crappy cinematography, this movie is just beefed up late night TV viewing when you've got insomnia, I think they used the same sets and props from "the Omen" series, don't even bother with the DVD. Come on folks it's 2012 !
I would say this film is a complete and utter pile of shit. But that would be an insult to shit.
One word to describe this movie horrible. I am truly sick and tired of these exorcist and Blair witch project style movies any way. Haven't we seen enough! I really want some of these directors to work on the originality seriously.
Η πιο ανυπόφορη ταινία που έχω δει ποτέ στη ζωή μου. Μετά από κάποιο σημείο γίνεται ακόμα χειρότερη, ακόμα κι απ' ότι ήταν πριν.
Βατικανό-εξορκισμοί. Το The Rite είχε τουλάχιστον μια ατμοσφαιρική κινηματογράφηση. Αυτό έχει γυριστέι με τη μορφή ντοκιμαντέρ και γίνεται ακόμα πιο ανυπόφορο.
Η μόνη ταινία που θυμάμαι που δεν μου άρεσε καθόλου.
Πως αλλιώς να σας το πω; Το μισό αστεράκι είναι τυπικό.
Όχι άλλες ταινίες με εξορκισμούς.