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The Devil Inside

R| 1 hr. 23 min.

Plot Summary
Twenty years after Maria Rossi (Suzan Crowley) murdered three people, her daughter, Isabella (Fernanda Andrade), seeks the truth about that terrible night. Isabella travels to an Italian hospital for the criminally insane -- where Maria is locked away -- to find out whether her mother is mentally ill or demonically possessed. With the help of two young exorcists (Simon Quarterman, Evan Helmuth), Isabella tries to cure Maria -- and engages four demons in a battle for her mother's soul.

Cast: Fernanda Andrade , Simon Quarterman , Evan Helmuth , Suzan Crowley , Ionut Grama , Bonnie Morgan , Brian Johnson , John Prosky

Director: William Brent Bell

Genres: Horror, Thriller

Distributor: Paramount Insurge

The Devil Inside (2012)

Release Date: January 6th, 2012|1 hr. 23 min.

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  • The Devil Inside manages not only to scrape the barrel's bottom but to drill a hole in said bottom and funnel deeper into the scum. show more

  • Never gets off the ground, trotting out the same predictable twisting heads and psycho-babble without a whiff of originality or discernible visual flair. As a result, the would-be thriller proves as scary and unsettling as a slab of devil's food cake - only considerably less satisfying. show more

  • The reality of The Devil Inside is that it's a half-hearted patchwork of ideas blatantly lifted from better films, with characters who have to act increasingly foolish in order to allow the action to go forward and an ending so anticlimactic and abrupt that the audience at the screening I attended erupted in enraged boos as the credits rolled. show more

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    I don\'t know what everyone\'s talking about... I really liked this movie! It was just the kind of movie I expected.

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    Demons are the most evil “beings” in this world; therefore, trying to make demons scarier than their nature as William Brent Bell tried in “The Devil Inside,” inevitably belittles demons to children’s imaginary monsters that hide in their closets. The plot happens after the murders of three exorcists who were murdered by Maria Rossi (Suzan Crowley), and the police transferred her to a mental hospital in Italy. Twenty years later Rossi’s daughter Isabella (Fernanda Andrade) travels to Italy and hires two exorcists to determine if her mother was mentally ill or demon possessed. The documentary filming is merely a slightly more invested film than Paranormal Activity. The most scary scene of the movie has nothing to do with demons. As Isabella and the two exorcists were walking down a sidewalk, a dog abruptly jumps at the gate in a loud bark, and that scene wouldn’t have been so scary if it weren\'t for the loudness of the theatre sound. Scott Derrickson made viewers feel sympathy in “Emily Rose.” An innocent young woman who suffered demonic possession, and ultimately sacrificed an instant ticket to heaven so her story can be told. I felt no sympathy for Rossi. Either the character was written badly or the character had an amateur actor. If Rossi got shot in the face and the movie ended at that scene, I would have felt relieved. Instead, we get an incomplete ending that’ll leave you thinking, “WTF.” If “The Devil Inside” portrays demons at their best, then Christians can ease up on their praying

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Imagine you're eight years old again. You've just sat down at a movie theater with your parents to see the "Shrek" spinoff, "Puss in Boots," where a lovable talking cat goes around sword fighting and ...

'The Devil Inside' Church Screening: Paramount Uses Surprise Ways to Sell Horror Film (VIDEO)

Posted by
Alex Suskind on January 12, 2012

The beginning of the film "The Devil Inside" may state that the Vatican did not endorse the movie, but that apparently didn't stop one California church from giving a stamp of approval. According to T...

'Devil Inside' Sequel? Despite Horrible Reviews, Producer Says Maybe

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on January 9, 2012

From the files of "fool me once": in an interview with TheWrap, "The Devil Inside" producer Steven Schneider said that discussions will happen regarding whether to take the micro-budget horror fil...

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