Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Inside AKA A L'interieur

If you are a horror movie fan you reach a certain point in your journey where you think you have seen everything, you believe you have reached the end of your journey… This is where The Inside comes in. 

Sarah (Alysson Paradis) is left widowed after the death of her husband in a car accident, widowed with a child on the way. It is the night before she is due to give birth, and out of the blue someone rings her doorbell. Not prepared to just answer the door she talks through the door to a woman (Beatrice Dalle) who explains her car has broken down, ans she needs to use the telephone. After some further questioning however Sarah is right to be suspicious, as its obvious that the woman is not just making up her story, but knows things about Sarah, things that few others know. Despite attempts to keep the woman out, Sarah soon finds herself with an intruder of the most deadly type. 

Inside is a tour de force of a horror tale, something incredibly different, and incredibly edgy even for a die-hard horror enthusiast. Anyone who has ever endured the trauma’s of carrying a child through to the birthing process will know that on its own this can be a enduring process. Compound this trauma with the hell of having a violent, evil killer in your very home; and you are in the seat for the most horrific form of terror. From the surprise arrival of Dalle’s character in the house, and the very brutal first assault on Sarah, things are incredibly tense… Tense vicious and bloody.

If you have issues with exposure to extreme gore you will find this an incredibly difficult journey to take. Dalle’s brandishes her scissors in the movie with disturbing ease, she cuts through the flesh of the various arrivals to the property like a knife through butter. A gunshot delivers the most devastating results there have possibly ever been seen on film. 

Dalle who is possibly best known for her performance in Betty Blue, delivers her most electrifying role to date, she proves she is more than a one-trick pony, and in the role of the villain, she is possibly one of the most terrifying villains in history.

Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury who later made the far less disturbing Livid, have created in Inside one of the most disturbing movies of all time, an 82 minute movie of which at least 70 minutes are pure adrenalin filled terror, and aggressive slap round the face that just keeps coming and coming, until the final jaw dropping scenes.

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