Months after losing her husband in a car accident, a pregnant women is trapped in her house by a psychopath who wants her unborn child.
I’ve mentioned this before, but I feel the need to mention it again. Inside is an amazing movie.
The tension in this is some of the best I’ve ever experienced. The antagonist is one of the most brutal, malevolent characters out there. The effects are very well done, and even though the majority of the movie takes place in one location, it never gets dull or stale.
The violence is nothing short of brutal. Pretty much the entire house gets covered in blood by the end; it’s not for the squeamish. Even beyond the gore, the whole crux of the film is just uncomfortable. It can make even hardened horror fans squirm.
At 82 minutes long, the film doesn’t waste any time with filler. The majority of the film revolves around the two women and the violent struggle between them.
I have one tiny gripe with the film, and that is the weird baby CGI. It just doesn’t work for me (They show the baby in the womb about twice). However, it is brief and doesn’t detract from the film; it is just odd.
France has been cranking out some of the most memorable horror films of the past few years, and this is one of the best. I wish every American “horror” director that makes PG-13 crap would sit down and watch this. A brutal, unapologetic, and very non-PC experience. One of the most original, rewarding horror films to ever come along and a must see for every fan of the genre.
I haven’t watched this yet, but it’s definitely on my to do list around Halloween.
I don’t really have problems with something being “PG-13”, but the “R-rated” cut of the movie… the ending of that version … I could not figure out what happened. I had to look into the uncut version to get what happened.
I should elaborate. I don’t hate PG-13 horror films. They can be done well and not every horror movie needs to be gory to be scary. Insidious is a perfect example of this. I just can’t stand when a movie clearly should be R and they make it PG-13 in order to get more kids in the theater or when they film a movie as R and then water it down to PG-13.