Some movies are like good restaurants, what you see, and what you expect, is what you get put in front of you. Other movies, are like fast food restaurants, that glamorize their food with fancy lighting, clever commercials, and strategic camera angles. “The Devil Inside” was like trying to eat a cardboard cutout of a burger, fries, and a shake. It had all the makings of a great meal, but after I was finished I had a bad taste in my mouth and I wasn’t really satisfied, I had also just eaten cardboard.
On a serious note, I was really excited about this movie. I had seen multiple trailers and become pretty impressed by what I’d seen. It looked like a innovative, genuinely frightening film and looking back I still think it could have turned out that way. Here’s a few reasons why it didn’t.
3. Short running time.
87 minutes. I’ve had rants that last longer. And with movies quickly moving into the two hour plus range this was not long enough. I’m not saying that short movies can’t be good, this ended with what felt like half a movie left. There was no resolution, which leads me to the next point.
Inception, a movie still firmly planted in my top ten all time movies. Finished with no resolution. Yeah, it ended on a happy note but the actual ending was never really certain. And people loved it. It was an excellent way to end a film that had already left your mind in the fetal position. The Devil Inside just…ended.
1. Poor Execution
Like I said the movie had all the makings of a good film. It just felt like it was done improperly. They tried to copy the documentary-esque feeling of the Paranormal Activity trilogy and the high impact scenes seemed to be in a weird rhythm. The Devil Inside, you lose, 4 out of 10.
I’ll take a step back her and encompass the entire horror genre, enjoy.
Make Your Own Horror Scene
-Flashlight or other small handheld (preferably shaking) light.
-Someone close to a fuse box.
1. Have conversation
2. Have someone drop/throw/scream something off scream, preferably muffled.
3. Kill the power… to everything.
4. Use a single light source (example: flashlight) and rush toward the sound, making sure that the light is behind the group and waving wildly to the side so the other actors aren’t seen.
5. Once the group gets closer to the source of the sound have something completely unrelated fall off a table.
6. Kill everyone.
Stay Thirsty My Friends,