Inside (2007)


Don’t watch this movie.  Seriously.  Don’t watch it.  It’s revolting.  It’s horrible.

It’s also kinda brilliant.

You would be hard-pressed to find a movie more violent (seriously, it’s disgusting).  But, as violent as it was (not kidding, unbelievably gory), at the end it didn’t leave me with the empty feeling I had after sampling the twin titans of the “torture porn” genre, “Saw” and “Hostel”.  This movie was actually made by people with some talent and love of movie-making.beatrice-dalle

The plot concerns a very pregnant widow on Christmas Eve who is poised to give birth the next day.  A strange woman breaks into her house with the intention of taking what’s inside of the not-so-merry widow.

Bad things happen.  Awful, unspeakable, incredibly upsetting things.  The violence is way over the top (really, just a bloodbath, literally).  But, before the blood starts gushing and the heads start exploding, there is actual suspense and a spooky sense of dread.

Béatrice Dalle (pictured) plays the unnamed interloper who will not be denied with a great mixture of coolness and intensity.  She’s stunning to look at in her funereal black dress.  She has a gap in her teeth that is wider than David Letterman’s and Lauren Hutton’s combined, but she’s oddly sexy, even as she’s attempting to kick down the bathroom door and administer an unauthorized c-section.

Even a semi-observant filmgoer will figure out just who this strange woman is long before it’s revealed near the end of the film, assuming you even get that far.  But this shouldn’t detract from the tension and the gore (sweet jesus, it’s gross).

Undoubtedly, one of the most disturbing films I’ve ever seen.  If you are pregnant or have ever been pregnant, it will disturb you even more.  That is, if you actually have the nerve to watch it.  And I’m telling you that you shouldn’t.  Really.  Not kidding.  It’s vile.

But if you have the stomach for it…


One Response to “Inside (2007)”

  1. Mrs. Chili Says:

    Yeah, I think I’ll pass. I like violent movies (give me an angry man with a big gun and a bad attitude, and I’m happy for two solid hours), but I avoid the over-the-top Saw and Hostel-type movies. Gratuitous anything makes me edgy.

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