THE DEVIL INSIDE (2012)

 

Director: William Brent Bell
Starring: Fernanda Andrade, Simon Quarterman and Evan Helmuth
Rating: 15

I’ve always been a huge horror fan and I do enjoy a good exorcism movie, but I was hoping that The Devil Inside would deliver something new in the way of exorcism movies.

Filmed in the style of a documentary (they think they can fool us) it focuses on Isabella who wants to find out what really happened to her mother during an exorcism where she killed three people. She travels to Italy where she meets two priests who agree to help her find out what happened.

There’s a few twists that I wasn’t expecting but nothing overly exciting, nothing that made me go “Wow, I really wasn’t expecting that one!”

I enjoyed the aspect of the film and how they had tried to incorporate the documentary style, but in terms of being different to any other exorcism movie, it didn’t quite hit the nail on the head. Definitely not as scary as the trailer makes it seem (but aren’t they all?) and there are suggested themes in the trailer, which are not explained nor carried on within the film.

In all honesty I would not suggest spending a fiver to go watch this movie as it’s pretty much the same as every previous exorcism film, but nowhere near as scary and with no real twists or excitement. And as for the ending, no one was sure if it had actually finished or not and we all sat there for another 15 minutes going “Is that it?”

Verdict: 2/5

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