The Devil Inside Review

The-Devil-Inside-reviewYear: 2012

Director: William Brent Bell

Summary: (from IMDb) 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.

My Short Review: When it first came out in theaters, The Devil Inside received a lot of bad press and critical backlash. I usually do not pay much attention to reviews and prefer to make my own opinion of a movie before actually starting to read what other people think of a film.

But somehow, those negative ratings kind of pushed The Devil Inside on the bottom of my watch-list. Until 2 days ago, when I find it to be on a TOP 10 of 2012 Horror movies List. Then, of course I had to see it.

And I have to admit, while I do not regret my decision, I can only add to the negative reviews that this movie received.

The Devil Inside is another found-footage movie with exorcism and demons at the center of the plot. The problem is that, apart from one exorcism scene that is well made, and a couple of classic jump scares (involving a dog and some loud noises), the movie is just plain boring.

On top of that I really could not get past the fact that suddenly everybody in Italy can speak very good english, including priests, cops, nurses…… If you set your movie in Italy, at least do some efforts and have most of the characters talk in Italian.

And the end….well, I can definitively understand why most of the audiences who watched The Devil Inside were booing and throwing stuff at screens. Just when everything started to be exciting, the movie ends abruptly and tells us to go check a website to know more… WTF??!!

It reminded me of the end of Blair Witch when the movie would also end during a high tension scene, but somehow it was way more effective back then and kinda served the story. Not really the case here.

My Rating: 4/10.

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