The Devil Inside

Devil-span-thumbstandard At once spooky and grisly, this thriller follows a woman's quest to find the truth behind claims that her mother killed three people during an exorcism. The daughter's journey takes her to Italy, where she becomes involved in other exorcisms.
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Netflix Rating: 3.1
NYT Review
“The Devil Inside" is the latest addition to the fake, hand-shaky documentary horror subgenre. Read the review
Rotten Tomatoes: Rotten 7%
Critics' score: 7   Audience score: 22   Rotten Tomatoes page
Top Rotten Tomatoes Critics

Despite the palpable air of deja vu that hangs over it like a light fog, The Devil Inside generates a fair amount of suspense during sizable swaths of its familiar but serviceable exorcism-centric scenario. full review

Joe Leydon, Variety

If it's January, it must be low-grade horror season. full review

Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service

From the amateur acting, writing and directing to an ending that is shocking only in its stupidity, The Devil Inside will make you puke for all the wrong reasons. full review

Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

It stumbles along to what may arguably be the most abrupt, nonsensical ending since Luis Bunuel stopped slicing cows' eyes for the sake of surrealism. full review

Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News

"The Devil Inside'' usefully reminds us how little it takes to make some people scream in a crowded movie theater. full review

Wesley Morris, Boston Globe

The Devil Inside's biggest shock arrives when it abruptly ends - just as it hits its stride. full review

Clark Collis, Entertainment Weekly

People of the world: If you find some footage, leave it be. You will likely be doing the rest of us a huge favor. full review

Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times

You can see where this is going, and the filmmakers can see that you can see. So they rush to the hideous yet hilarious climax in little more than an hour and then pad the running time with the slowest-moving credits ever. full review

Mark Jenkins, Washington Post

Here it is just the first week of January, and already we have a strong candidate for the worst movie of 2012. full review

Peter Howell, Toronto Star

Clearly, when a cheapie pickup like "Paranormal Activity," which Paramount released a few years ago, turns into franchise gold, there's just no stopping the banality. full review

Manohla Dargis, New York Times

Bell directs with all the enthusiasm of a guy who was called into work on his day off. full review

Eric D. Snider,

Proves as scary and unsettling as a slab of devil's food cake - only considerably less satisfying. full review

Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter

The Devil Inside joins a long, woozy-camera parade of found-footage scare pictures, among them The Blair Witch Project, the Paranormal Activity films and certain wedding videos that won't go away. full review

Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

It's better when you don't show too much - but if your story is about the supernatural, eventually you're going to have to come up with something. "The Devil Inside" can't. full review

Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger

While it doesn't exactly reinvent the inverted cross, The Devil Inside definitely puts a nifty indie spin on the demonic possession genre. full review

Jennie Punter, Globe and Mail
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  • Release Year: 2012
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Runtime: 83 min
  • Available From: Jan 01, 2013
  • Queued by: 932 people
Directed By
William Brent Bell
Fernanda Andrade, Simon Quarterman, Evan Helmuth, Ionut Grama, Suzan Crowley, Bonnie Morgan, Brian Johnson

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