‘The Devil Inside’ Delivers Thrills but Leaves Some Unsatisfied

The Devil Inside is a “Found Footage”/Mocumentary Horror film that opened in theaters Nationwide on Friday.  Written and directed by Brent Bell (Stay Alive) it was produced by Paramount Insurge, a branch of Paramount Pictures that was created after the success of Paranormal Activity to produce and acquire “micro-budget” movies.  The Devil Inside was filmed for under $1M, but you’d never suspect it as the quality, acting, and effects are all top notch.  The first big Horror release of 2012 is a good one, setting the bar pretty high for whatever follows this year.

I know that a lot of you are sick of both “Found Footage” and exorcism films, as both have been produced ad nauseam over the past decade or so.  While this certainly works to its disadvantage, The Devil Inside at least seems to have paid close attention to these similar films.  And where many of its predecessors failed, this film gets it right.  Just like Paranormal Activity 3 makes the first two films in that franchise seem cheap and boring, The Devil Inside puts many past exorcism films to shame.

Continue reading this review over at FilmSponge.com


About Saucy Josh

I write a blog for intelligent Horror movie aficionados called Blood and Guts for Grown Ups: https://bloodandgutsforgrownups.wordpress.com/ View all posts by Saucy Josh

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