Vogue | D review: The Devil Inside is the first new movie of 2012 and reviews are all but flattering. It is already exceeding box office expectations but is it truly worth the hype? The fight between the wolves and the vampires in Twilight is scarier than this low budget style movie in my opinion.
It's surprising that the film is expected to gross up to $20 million in sales seeing as the critics have nothing good to say of the film.
Los Angeles Times: “The film is being released under Paramount’s low-budget Insurge Pictures banner, and its filmmakers apparently could not afford an ending. The story doesn't climax or resolve so much as just stop — a recruited audience member at a local premiere/critics preview was overheard saying, ‘That was it?’”
Chicago Tribune: “The words, somber and undeniably true, hit the screen: 'The Vatican did not endorse this film nor aid in its completion.' No, the Holy See apparently is waiting to back an exorcism movie that's a little less hilariously lame.”
New York Times: “The true star of The Devil Inside, the latest addition to the fake, hand-shaky documentary horror subgenre, is a flexible little miss with the fabulous name Pixie Le Knot. That performer, whose name appears fairly low in the credits, surely deserves a higher berth, given the visceral impact her shoulder popping and back bending had on the audience I saw the movie with. The men around me all went, 'Ew' — me, I wanted to head straight to yoga class.”
E! Online: “The devil is back for the umpteenth time to wreak havoc on shaky cams everywhere...It must be January at the multiplex. Aren't we tired of all these demon possession flicks yet? Well, sure and truthfully, most of it is tired, but this found footage flick has something new up it's heavily crucifixed sleeve, but to give that away would spoil the one genuinely scary part. For most of the running time this demon pic amps up the blurry shots and loud booming screams to signify well, not much.”
Many have expressed their anger via Twitter to explain just how disappointed they are with the film.
What's YOUR review, is this movie worth time and money? Let us know.
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