Review | Inside
Released June 13th 2007 | ★★★
Inside comes from the mind of French writer/director Alexandre Bustillo and tells the story of a pregnant woman who, four months after her husband’s death, is tormented in her own home by a sinister woman who wants to take possession of her unborn baby.
This is a good horror movie, as long as you suspend belief in some parts. The beginning of the film seems to drag on a little, but it does build an incredible amount of tension. By the time Sarah, the pregnant main protagonist, is in real danger the gore and the action comes thick and fast.
The majority of the film is set in a small two-story house with Sarah spending much of this time locked in a bathroom, adding to the claustrophobic feeling of the movie. I will say there are a few details that were just annoying me whilst I was watching though…
Throughout the entire ordeal, not one of the police officers called to the house calls for backup, despite there being several opportunities to do so is one detail that just bugged me, and the friends I was watching the film with. There is also a ridiculous and possibly unnecessary scene near the end where an extremely unlikely event occurs.
As mentioned above, Inside is a decent horror movie from Europe, where all the best horrors seem to be coming from in recent years. Horror and gore fans will not be disappointed.