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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.
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…
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…
Creepy at times, but too often swaps suspense for loud noises, and reality for implausible docu-cam. Lack of final act is a massive issue.
Oh boy, why, oh why am I addicted to horrror. Doesn't help watching every crap. Found footage normally means boring, exorcism as well. How could I expect a movie that keeps me awake?
This is really disappointing, not because I expected it to be any good, but after having heard horror stories about this, I expected it to be terrible in a fun level, and as I've been having a little bit of fun this month with some of the Netflix horror section, I thought I should give this a try.
As it turns out, Devil Inside is pretty bad, but just on a really boring level, the biggest sin a horror can make. The acting is bad, but not spectacularly so, the writing is pretty poor and manages to squander some really cool things (the emotional hook of the story, with a girl in a quest to find out what happened to…
Struggled to pay attention to this one.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Before reading this review, I want you to consider this; when I first saw the trailer for "The Devil Inside" back in late 2011, I REALLY wanted to see this movie BAD. Regardless of the movie's quality, "The Devil Inside" had one of the best, scariest and, in hindsight, most deceptive trailers I had ever seen. Before the movie was even released I was already ready to call this movie one of the scariest films of all time. Even after reviews came in flat-out destroying the movie, I still had faith that when I saw this film, I was in for a flat out roller coaster ride of screams and horror. Eventually, "The Devil Inside" was released On Demand, and…
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