I just love European horror movies that have excellent production values and I’m glad that they finally broke into the mainstream, but just to fuck it up. Inside might not be the perfect example because it features pretty lame character development and is rather hard to be taken seriously. However, visuals here are just amazing. You will be treated to some very fine gore and it seems that the main objective of the story is to setup the next gruesome scene. The story is relatively okay, although most of the reviews are trashing character decision making skills. Again, anything can happen, run the simulation enough times and you’ll end up with some rather crazy events. I mean, we all know all those incredible stories of survival, especially during the war. Starring beautiful Alysson Paradis, Inside features a rather small and solid crew. The most important thing about this movie is its budget. Made with just $2.5 million, this is truly a production wonder because it looks like something much, much more expansive.

À l'intérieur - Inside [2007] Movie Review Recommendation PosterIt has been a difficult few months for Sarah. She lost her husband in a car accident and now their baby is almost due. Still recovering from all that and trying to get herself together in time for the baby, she’s plagued by strange visions. On Christmas Eve, she hears a knock on her door…

What makes Inside a movie worth watching is it’s approach to visuals and gore. I kept saying “no way they showed that” and was constantly surprised by the bloody and almost insane events unfolding before my eyes. Especially because the pacing was so strange. The movie starts off rather depressingly and it takes about thirty minutes for the story to develop, but once it starts slapping you with events, you get sucked into this strange atmosphere where all boundaries are erased. This is no means a mainstream horror movie, like Saw or Hostel, although they are all connected by the term torture porn movies. This is a worthy entry into the New French Extreme genre and if you’re interested in what Frenchies have to offer, check out Martyrs for more info. So, temper your expectations when it comes to decision making and revel in something that mainstream would never produce….

Directors: Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury

Cast: Béatrice Dalle, Alysson Paradis, Nathalie Roussel, François-Régis Marchasson

Fun Stuff: In the scene where the three policemen come check on Sarah, you can see to the left end of the screen the house number, it’s 666. And it is a human number 😀


IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0856288/

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