Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Devil Inside (2012)

IMDb plot summary: In Italy, a woman becomes involved in a series of unauthorized exorcisms during her mission to discover what happened to her mother, who allegedly murdered three people during her own exorcism.
Directed by William Brent Bell. Starring Fernanda Andrade, Simon Quarterman, and Evan Helmuth.

The movie starts off well and ends well, but the whole middle is a mess. It jumps from topic to topic to topic, never really tying anything together (except for the fact that demonic possession is apparently contagious). What exactly is the main premise of this movie? Most of the time I thought it was about a girl exploring her mother's possible demonic possession, but then that gets abandoned an hour in and we never return to it. It's just sloppy movie. Too bad it was so muddled, because it had a fantastically atmospheric beginning and a fantastically creepy ending. 1.5 stars.

Flickchart: #1290 out of 1898, below The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and above I'm Not Rappaport.

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