Good, Bad & Ugly Review: The Devil Inside

The Devil Inside
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 7% (Critics) / 29% (Audience)
Directed By: William Brent Bell
Written By: William Brent Bell & Matthew Peterman
Starring: Fernanda Andrade, Simon Quarterman and Evan Helmuth

Synopsis: This documentary style film follows a woman as she treks to Italy to discover what exactly happened to her mother 20 years ago during an exorcism.

The Good:
The scenes of the Italian girl’s exorcism in the basement of her home was adequately creepy with the oddly contorted body positions and EXORCIST style demonic one liners.

The Bad:
I get that this movie had a minuscule budget but even for what it cost to make ($1 million) it looked cheap. I am also kinda fed up with this “lost footage” documentary, shaky cam conceit in movies. Aside from the horrible headaches I get staring at a gigantic movie screen picture that is shaking like the cameraman has Parkinson’s it is just a very played out bit that far too many filmmakers use to cover up other deficiencies.

The Ugly:
This movie was a worse cocktease than an ind demand dancer at a Las Vegas strip club…just when things began to get interesting the friggin’ movie ends. And the ending was abruptly done like the last episode of the Sopranos. And to make things worse the audience is then advised to go to a website to find out more about the exorcism case that the movie is about. So basically this was a a movie made for web marketing purposes. And it was a bad bit of web marketing because the website is not like one would assume but rather something to do with the last name of one of the principal characters in the movie and it was a web address that I completely forgot by the time I made it to parking lot and got in my car once the movie was over.

Final Verdict:
The Devil Inside is pretty low on scares but has annoying traits to spare. The characters are all idiots, the actors playing them are really bad and the movie itself fails on almost every level possible. If you have seen the trailer then you have seen everything enjoyable about this movie because 2 minutes of entertainment is all this movie is capable of delivering. D-

One comment

  1. cine.fouché · January 8, 2012

    Great review, and much agreed.


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