Movie Review: Although terrifying, 'Devil Inside' falls short
By Austin Tyra | Generation: Next
Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 12/9/11
The Devil Inside is the latest film to scare audiences with a story that centers on demonic possession.
In the film, which is reportedly based on a true story, a woman named Isabella travels to Rome, where she becomes enveloped in a world of illegal exorcisms to help her mother, who might be possessed.
The movie uses cringing exorcism scenes to make theater audiences jump. At certain times, comedy is sprinkled into the movie, which causes bits of nervous laughter from the audience, who seemed to be glad for the opportunity to laugh before the movie took another dark turn.
The movie is a terrifying experience overall. But parts of the film, such as the credibility and depth of the plotline, fell short. Critics have argued that The Devil Inside is not much of a horror movie, but a pseudo documentary that doesn't offer a unique plot.
Perhaps the most memorable part of the movie is the now infamous ending, which caused boos and applause alike. within the audience I sat with.
The Devil Inside is a film like no other (you can interpret that however you wish). It has caused quite a stir in the box offices, making more than $35 million during its opening weekend, and there are already rumors of a sequel — we can only hold our breath and get our crosses out.
Austin Tyra is a sophomore at Career Academy at Larragoite. You can reach him at email@example.com.
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