THE DEVIL INSIDE(18)
D: William Brent Bell
Paramount/Insurge/Prototype (Matthew Peterman & Matthew Paulson)
USA 🇺🇸 2012
W: William Brent Bell & Matthew Paulson
DP: Gonzalo Amat
Ed: Timothy Mirkovich & William Brent Bell
Mus: Ben Romans & Brett Detar
Fernanda Andrade (Isabella Rossi), Simon Quarterman (Father Ben Rawlings), Evan Helmuth (Father David Keane), Ionut Grama (Michael Schaefer), Suzan Crowley (Maria Rossi)
Yawn. Another cheaply made "found footage" horror movie to cash-in on the success of the terrible Paranormal Activity movies.
Following a botched exorcism which results in grizzly murder, the woman responsible is convicted and incarcerated at an asylum in Vatican City.
Isabella Rossi, the murderer's daughter, plans to visit her mother for the first time in 20 years, as she films a documentary which investigates the murder and subsequently records a clandestine exorcism being performed.
The ridiculous plot is tailored for the found footage gimmick, and even that isn't done very well, with the lead actress just gormlessly watching the events unfold instead of emoting with any sort of conviction.
Everything else is the usual demonic possession tropes first seen in The Exorcist thrown in with nothing of any originality and an abrupt ending which proves that production ran out of money whilst filming.
Despite being a moderate box office hit, this is easily the worst horror movie released in 2012 and its success can only be attributed to a marketing campaign and trailer which completely misled cinemagoers.