At 10/4/12 04:08 PM, Sense-Offender wrote:
I've been watching Halloween-appropriate movies each night since the first.
I saw the horror mockumentary The Devil Inside. I already knew about its bad rep, especially the ending, but I wanted to see it anyway. It had to do with the Cinema Snob video review and a YouTube video, which got removed, of the ending with a theater audience's disappointed reaction. I actually have to say I like the film. It's very flawed, but it's not boring. The acting is generally decent, though it's sometimes amusing when I doubt it's suppose to be. There's only one scare that got me, which is a dog barking, but otherwise, there are scenes that are still kind of tense, like the exorcism of the protagonist's mother. The film at least does a good job with horror atmosphere.
The story's a bit hard to follow, although I was interested enough and it's fairly unpredictable. One thing I don't buy is how easy it is to film without people bothering the cameraman or declining to be filmed. Apparently, the documentary has all kinds of filming access. I'm in a college broadcasting and film program and I don't think access is that easy in real life. Nonetheless, I went with it. As for the ending, yeah, it's way too abrupt, which makes it funny. Same goes for the URL title card and the fact that the end credits are unusually slow. Actually, the beginning title card of how the Vatican doesn't support the film is also funny. I guess The Devil Inside is a guilty pleasure. Aside from the demonically possessed characters, I don't know how realistic the film is. As I said, I just went with it. That URL, however, doesn't interest me in visiting it.