The Devil Inside Movie Review – The whole story about “exorcisms” have been told time and time again. No one has nailed it since the original “The Exorcist” back in 1973. The majority of them are pretty bleak and bring nothing new to the story. The Devil Inside, unfortunately, suffers from that same fate.
This time around, a young mother commits a triple murder while possessed by various demonic spirits. A few years later, the daughter goes looking for an answer and finds more than she bargain for.
As the film begins to develop, the tension quickly builds up as we are taken to a walk through of the crime scene. After one cheap scare, the false sense of hope disappear faster than you can say 666. As I mention before, The Devil Inside offers nothing new to the story for the exception of a couple of scenes that will make you jump out of your seats. Unfortunately, this is not enough to mend the damaged inflicted by this fictitious tale. The inconsistencies within the film are far too many to ignore. The movie is supposed to play as a documentary but you will notice that this is not always the case. At times it feels as if you were watching a really low budget horror movie with very bad acting. Yes, as if the bad story wasn’t bad enough, the acting in this film was pretty bad but it was the best thing this movie had to offer.
Now, put all this mishaps together and add one of the worst ending in film history, what you’ll get is The Devil Inside. The overall execution was mediocre at best. This might be scary for a 10 year old kid but not to your general moviegoer and especially not to a avid horror fan. If you want to see (essentially) the same movie with better acting, watch “The Rite” with Anthony Hopkins. It’s already on DVD and it wont cost you an arm and a leg. If you are in the mood for some devilish movies, stick to the originals: The Exorcist, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, The Amityville Horror, etc…
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