Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Devil Inside (2012)

Director: William Brent Bell. Cast: Fernanda Andrade, Simon Quarterman, Evan Helmuth, Suzan Crowley. 83 min. Rated R. USA. Horror.

O... the funny, stupid insanity. Every exorcism movie follows the same formula founded in the 1973 original: body fluids spurting out, the protagonist arching her back (it's always a "her") in 360-degree loops, hurling imaginative obscenities at the priests, etc. And the cliches never get old. Similar to The Last Exorcism (I guess they got the "Last" wrong there!), this rip-off is done in handy-cam documentary style - you know, a buddy keeps filming while blood gushes out of the next victim. With all the stupidity, there are some extremely tense moments, which kept me engaged till the very end.

Best Line: Opening subtitles enlighten us that "The Vatican did not endorse this recording". Hahaha, very funny.

Mo says:


  1. I agree totally with your review, including the rating, I saw it last year after two female friends told me it was brilliant!

  2. There are too many fun/stupid moments in this movie. One of my favorites is a scene, where you see in a fraction of a second a blue eye/blind/albino nun in the street - and that nun ended up on one of the movie's main posters! Just a fraction of a second!

  3. The film must have been a great disappointment for people with a blue-eyed/blind/albino nun fetish. But I'm sure they are catered for somewhere on the internet!

    Seriously though I hate it when movie posters/promos for movies lead you to believe you are getting something that you are not.

  4. Now that we're on the subject, another good example of advertisement distorting a movie's context, is "Cabin in the Woods". Make sure you watch it fresh, without reading anything about it.