THE DEVIL INSIDE
A young woman learns that her mother committed multiple murders while undergoing an exorcism, and she travels to Rome with a film crew on a mission to uncover the truth about that horrific incident in this found-footage-style possession shocker from director William Brent Bell. As a young girl, Isabella Rossi (Fernanda Andrade) had been led to believe that the killings were committed after her mother flew into a psychotic rage. But when Isabella finds evidence indicating that an exorcism was being conducted on her mother at the time, she enlists a film crew to follow her to Italy in search of the truth. In order to gain a better understanding of the spiritual plight that her mother endured, Isabella and her crew attend a series of unsanctioned exorcisms that become increasingly terrifying. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Director: William Brent Bell
Cast: Fernanda Andrade, Simon Quarterman, Evan Helmuth
Release Date: Jan 06, 2012
Rated R for language, Grisly Images, Disturbing Violent Content and Some Sexual
Runtime: 1 hr. 27 min.
Genres: Horror, Suspense/Thriller
“The Vatican does no endorse this film.” So in the Catholic Church does care about your soul because even they know that subjecting yourself to this kind of derivative garbage would be bad for your spiritual wellbeing. The Devil Inside borrows from liberally from so many sources that it’d be nearly impossible to sue the film for plagiarism due to the length of the time it’d take to name them all. Still its biggest sin is not doing any of these “borrowed” elements well in any matter of speaking. There are a few mildly inspired sequences of exorcism craziness which keep things lively but it’s never consistent or sustained. The cast is uninspired with barely competent work that tends to ruin films that purports itself to be “real footage.” The plot itself is a mess of illogical stupidity filled with head scratching situation and actions. The ending hurdles towards silliness with a capper that’s a proper send off for a truly terrible film, even by January standards.