So here we are. My first post of the first ever Devil Week, hosted by yours truly, and Awesome Eric over at The IPC. Every day this week we’ll be posting our thoughts on a selection of movies with ‘devil’ in the title. And so it begins…
The first film with the word ‘devil’ in the title, is this turgid piece of crap. Shaky-cam gubbins at its most tedious and gubbinsy. The story, if you want to be generous and call it a story, is of a young woman whose possessed mum is being held in isolation, in Rome, following the murder of two priests and a nun.
The girl, whose name I can’t remember, goes to Rome to find out what happened and to try to see her mum for the first time since the murders which occurred when she was a child. She takes a guy, whose name I can’t remember, with her because hand-held cameras.
The girl and her shaky-handed cameraman find a pair of young priests who do exorcisms on the sly, and follow them around for a bit because… umm… because this is a devil movie, I guess.
We get to see another possessed woman who does all kinds of weird contortionist business which is really gross, but impressive, and that makes for just about the most exciting part of the film.
The Devil Inside is slow, boring and essentially pointless. It meanders for, however long the run-time is, towards an utterly irritating conclusion. Seriously. It pissed me right off. All that time waiting for something interesting to happen and, fucking hell, it just cuts to black. Up yours, The Devil Inside! What a waste of time!
Score: 1 set of devil horns out of 10 for being totally pointless
Tune in again for more devil-related nonsense tomorrow. Not satisfied? Can’t wait? Want more devil now? You’re in luck… why not go and see what devilish business is going on over at Eric’s place?
Terrible movie. It’s shit like this and The Last Exorcism that puts me off modern movies of this type of genre.
Great review Laura, happy #DevilWeek 🙂 🙂 🙂
Thanks, Emma! I quite liked The Last Exorcism, but the second one FUCKING SUCKED!!!
Happy Devil Week to you, too, dear Emma!
Happy Devil Week dearest Laura!!! 🙂
Great review and start to Devil Week, I uploaded mine this morning.
Great stuff, I’ll swing by and have a look.
Good review of a not so good film!
Thanks, dude! It really was pretty crumby.
Hahaha! This one was pretty awful, wasn’t it! So much to work with and this one is crrraaaappp. Your review though… Amazing!
Yes, it really was baaaaaad! Thanks for stopping by. Are you going to contribute to Devil Week?
I am! I have a post going up on Thursday 🙂
Nice review, Laura! I’ll skip this one. I assume the INXS song is much better. 🙂
I had NEVER HEARD OF IT, but yes, easily better than this shitty film and mercifully nowhere near as long.
Yes! You didn’t know that song? Aww… Young people….. 😉
Ha, that’s relative! Not sure 34 constitutes young unless you’re reeeeeeeally old ; )
Oh, holy shit – you’re older than I thought! Lol. (But still young) 🙂
I think at that point I was probably listening to Bros, or some such shit!
Well that’s just embarrassing! Lol. They did nothing in the US… Never heard of them until I moved to the UK.
I was more into films and playing out on my bike or Garfield roller skates, tbh.
Garfield! Yes! Garfield & Snoopy! 🙂
Garfield all the way. That cat doesn’t give one solitary shit!
Only for lasagne! 🙂
Hang on, that whole lasagne thing doesn’t even make sense. I’ve NEVER seen a cat eat pasta…
He also stands up on his back legs a lot. I’ve not seen a cat do that, either! But he’s grumpy… Very cat-like! 🙂
We had a Siamese who did that. She used to open doors by hanging on the handles and bring back twisted up sheets of paper, like a dog fetching a stick.
I do like cats though, mainly because – like Garfield – they don’t give a shit!
What? Lol. Cats are weirdos. 😉 Must admit I did love Odie’s loveable charm too, though. 🙂
I KNOW this movie is shit but I didn’t hate it as much as everyone else. I hated The Last Exorcism 2 more than anything.
Happy start to Devil Week!!! YOU RULE!!!
Yes, that one was truly shitty but this one pissed me off because it thought it was good, and then it just fucking ended!!!
My Dear fn,
HAHAHA!! Valid argument!!!
Yours Forever in Devilry,
This movie has (and I’ve thought about this long and hard) the worst ending in the history of movie endings.
I’m so glad I’m not alone on this! I was so pissed of when it just ended. I mean, I know making a film is hard, but if you’ve got a story… and you’ve gone to all the trouble of making it… make an ending, too!
I can’t believe I sat through this whole, pointless turd of a film. So boring. Sorry you had to go through it as well :-p