By Adam Rolseth
Happy New Year SWRNN readers! Here’s my review of the new horror film” The Devil Inside.”
“The Devil Inside” is a film about a woman who goes to the Vatican in Rome and becomes involved in a series of exorcisms, while she tries to find out what happened to her mother, who killed three people many years before during an alleged exorcism.
The film is directed by William Brent Bell and stars Fernanda Andrade, Simon Quarterman, Evan Helmuth and Suzan Crowley.
The film is devoid of scares throughout its short 87-minute runtime, and mainly relies on cheap jump scares.
I personally hate jump scares, because they just don’t stick with you. I like it when actual horror movies (“Paranormal Activity,” “The Exorcist”) make you legitimately afraid. Jump scares are cheap. They aren’t fear, and they do not stick with you.
That being said, this movie did have a few legitimately creepy scenes where I wanted to look away. However, there are only about two scenes in the movie that did creep me out, so if I bought my ticket to be scared out of my mind, this would have been a giant rip- off.
The acting was surprisingly good in this film. No stand outs, but everyone involved did a good job. It’s surprising to see that in a film like this.
The biggest flaw that this movie has is the ending. This is by far one of the worst endings in a long time. There’s build up to it, and then the filmmakers basically slap you in the face. I’m not going to spoil it just in case you still might want to see it, but there were people at the screening that screamed obscenities and wanted their money back.
This film is extremely forgettable, and while it’s not entirely bad, it’s still a waste of money.
It’s boring, not scary about three quarters of the time, and the ending is a dud. I give “The Devil Inside” a 1.5 out of 5.
Adam Rolseth is a high school student and movie reviewer who has a passion for film.