Paramount Pictures | Release Date: January 6, 2012
2.5
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Generally unfavorable reviews based on 146 Ratings
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Groover733Jan 11, 2012
I didn't go into the theatre expecting much from this movie. Besides the fact that you're hard pressed to find a good horror movie nowadays, I also can tell that the same format of "found footage" and adding info about the Vatican notI didn't go into the theatre expecting much from this movie. Besides the fact that you're hard pressed to find a good horror movie nowadays, I also can tell that the same format of "found footage" and adding info about the Vatican not condoning filming in the church has been done to death ever since the hit of Paranormal Activity - which I find to be great. However, the trailer of 'The Devil Inside' was definitely creepy so I was hoping for an entire movie of scares while setting aside the predicted corniness and thin story line. With this movie, though, if you've seen the trailer then you've seen the only exciting and scary parts in the whole thing. Seriously. Because of its documentary-style format there was a lot of downtime between exorcist scenes and so the viewer hopes for some scares after watching people you don't like doing Jersey Shore style confessionals that are ultimately cheesy and, frankly, hilarious. I'm a huge movie buff in general so I don't mind downtime in movies and I don't have to be entertained the entire time to keep my attention. But 'The Devil Inside' rarely kept my attention as I found myself mouthing the words I had heard over and over in the trailers. Then there's the ending. I understand their reasoning for having it end abruptly because it's an attempt to convince the viewers that they never got to finish the "documentary" because other circumstances got in the way. That being said, it was too abrupt as I was expecting some big finale that they seemed to be working up to that might've saved it a little more. But nothing really came in and saved the movie. Not even the turn of events that happen to the main four characters towards the end could save it. The reason that I gave it a four as opposed to a one or two was because had I not seen the trailers then I would've found it scary. So my advice would be to skip the theatre and wait to rent it when it comes out on DVD. Watch it with someone unfamiliar with the movie and see their reactions - cause thanks to the extended advertising the movie ends up being a waste of time. Expand
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AngelSerenityJan 23, 2012
I am not one to go see horror movies by far, and on top of this I have never seen a movie that was made like this ever before in my life. However I did really get into the movie, up until the end credits I had honestly believed that it wasI am not one to go see horror movies by far, and on top of this I have never seen a movie that was made like this ever before in my life. However I did really get into the movie, up until the end credits I had honestly believed that it was based on a real story. The story really needs more because there are things in the story that go unanswered, and the ending really sucked ending so abruptly. To be honest they could have done a little more with it, and made it a little more entertaining. But all together it was not the worst movie that I have ever seen. Expand
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Gloomy_nesJan 7, 2012
I should've known that when this movie was promoted by the Jersey Shore cast and that they called it "good", hat it would be actually crap. I had good hope for this movie, but right from the start it took time for it to get into its "groove".I should've known that when this movie was promoted by the Jersey Shore cast and that they called it "good", hat it would be actually crap. I had good hope for this movie, but right from the start it took time for it to get into its "groove". Some parts were indeed scary, I'll admit that much. However, being so damn similar to other movies like Paranormal Activity(which was done on purpose) it just doesn't have the same effect. The movie even opens so questions that you expect to be answered, only to be disappointed that they are barely covered before the end. Oh and the ending, it was too predictable. Fancy in its own way, but pretty much the same crap from recent horror films. The people in the room were pissed, and so was I that I spent hard earned money on a spin-off of Paranormal Activity. It's not a horrible movie, but barely worth going to the movies for, I reccomend renting it instead when it comes out on Bluray or DVD. --------Wanna go watch a good horror exorcism movie? Go watch the Rite. Expand
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GagaForGhibliMay 31, 2012
This Was A Decent Attempt At A Horror Flick..
It's Just Not What We Wanted, This Had Already Been Done.. The Script Is Really Bad But The Acting Makes Up.. I Was A Inch Away From Giving This Film A 5... This Is Not A 2/10... Be Nice.. And
This Was A Decent Attempt At A Horror Flick..
It's Just Not What We Wanted, This Had Already Been Done.. The Script Is Really Bad But The Acting Makes Up.. I Was A Inch Away From Giving This Film A 5... This Is Not A 2/10... Be Nice.. And Comeon 18/100!
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InresurrectionJan 7, 2012
The Devil Inside was a pretty decent attempt at an exorcism mockumentary. It had the presentation of Paranormal Activity and the delivery of REC and The Last Exorcism. The editing / mixing of the sound and the timing seemed a bit off somehow,The Devil Inside was a pretty decent attempt at an exorcism mockumentary. It had the presentation of Paranormal Activity and the delivery of REC and The Last Exorcism. The editing / mixing of the sound and the timing seemed a bit off somehow, too. It wasn't nearly as scary as it could have been, though the movie is still very tense. Expand
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ILHMJan 31, 2013
Isabella travels to Italy along with a documentary filmmaker hoping that together they can unravel the mystery behind her mother's failed exorcism, which resulted in the deaths of three clergymen in the basement of her childhood home. WhatIsabella travels to Italy along with a documentary filmmaker hoping that together they can unravel the mystery behind her mother's failed exorcism, which resulted in the deaths of three clergymen in the basement of her childhood home. What they discover will be more shocking than anything they could have imagined as they enlist the help of two newly-ordained exorcists to help free her mother from demonic possession. THE DEVIL INSIDE exacerbates an already unlikely scenario using the popular "found footage" technique, which works as a disadvantage just as much as it aids in the realism on screen. It is difficult to accept that the governing bodies in the hospitals and churches would allow a cameraman to enter, let alone the fact that he would jeopardize his well-being for the sake of the film. The style does produce some truly unnerving moments, however, particularly in the disturbing basement exorcism in which contortionist Pixie Le Knot performs several gut-wrenching maneuvers. The story quickly loses focus and asks way too much of its audience as we near the final third of the film, at which point it becomes entirely unbelievable. The filmmakers then have the audacity to hock the film's website for updates on the case, as if anyone would visit after being left with such a jumbled and inconclusive ending. Momentary shocks are not enough to win over modern audiences, who crave convincing characters and storytelling with their scares. Expand
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