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Inside (Unrated) (2007)

Art House & International movie directed by Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury

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  • May 21, 2008
Well, I guess I can start off this review by saying that this is solid proof that Euro-Horror and it's director's are so far ahead of us Americans when it comes to the horror genre. While our studios are continuing to crank out remakes, and basically recycling stuff that have sat in the can for years - it are the European filmmakers who are out there whipping up new and imaginative ideas like they usually do.

From French Directing duo, Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury, comes INSIDE, a film that exploits a subject that surely has to be any mother's nightmare - having their child taken away from them. Now, I suppose that this would be hard for any mother, regardless the age of the child - but it has to be that much harder when the child is still in womb. In the film, we watch the main character go through the trauma of losing her husband to a crash. After the aftermath of the situation, she still keeps her sanity, just knowing that a piece of him remains, in the form of their unborn. What the Directors do here, is, well....wreck that sanity she has left, and they do it brutally. There is a mysterious woman hell bent on claiming Sarah's baby as her own. Whether she's have to kill Sarah, or just blatantly extract it from her womb, she is bound to finally become a mother herself.

INSIDE is definitely a thrill ride from the beginning to's one of those "you'll never see what's coming next" kind of films. I must say that the realistic gore in the film is just fantastic and brutal, it adds more tension to any already intense situation - but the fact of the matter is that through the course of this film we watch an innocent woman(Sarah) go through absolute hell, while fighting to keep her and her beloved child alive,

The production value and direction here are great, and really capture all of the tense moments. For the most part, the film has but only one location, which is Sarah's house. I have always said that the one location thing could be a disaster (Bug (Special Edition) anyone?), but if they're handled correctly. a primary set could be the best thing to happen to a film. In the case of INSIDE, having one location works out very well as in conveys the feeling of being trapped from the point of view of our victim. And like many films of the same type. you do expect everything to dull down after awhile, but truth is, once this film gets to the subject of it's plot, there are very few dull moments, as the special effects alone are enough to have you glued to your seat. And another thing about the film is it's visual effects - I loved the CGI shots of the baby in the womb.

In the end, there's a reason that INSIDE was released under the DIMENSION EXTREME label; it is extreme, violent, brutal and just about every other adjective that you can think to call it - the scary thing is that the film's subject is one that could happen anywhere in the world or any day of the week.

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review by . June 20, 2011
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**** out of ****     What you expect to go into a horror film is to be terrified. Sometimes horrified. Sometimes amused. Sometimes disgusted. I don't go for all of those reasons, but I certainly watch horror films for some of them. I like horror cinema, and I've already explained why in past reviews for horror films that I either loved or despised, so I feel no solid reason to repeat myself. After all, repetition is the lead killer in this world, and it's also what puts me to …
review by . April 29, 2009
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INSIDE (2007) is a French horror-thriller directed by Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury. I've read that these two directors were supposedly poised to direct the upcoming "Hellraiser" remake in 2009. I'm not quite sure as to why they are no longer on board for that project, and from what I've seen from this film, the two young filmmakers can definitely repulse even the most experienced movie watcher in the way "Inside" focuses in blood and gore. I have a very strong …
review by . May 08, 2009
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Gosh, it seems the French Horror films are really putting us to shame. Somebody better pick up the pace or we can kiss the American Horror films as we know them good-bye. After seeing High Tension & Frontiers, I was convinced that I'd seen the best France had to offer in terms of fright films. Boy, was I ever wrong. Inside is every bit as icky as either & the suspense matches anything were apt to see in theatres lately.    Inside starts out with a very pregnant & …
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Hailed by several critics as the first great French horror film this millennium,Insideopens on a gory note and stays true to the bloodfest throughout. But rather than using splatter-gore for comedic effect, as did young directing team Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo's predecessor, Hershell Gordon-Lewis, this duo timed their gore to build tragic suspense, scene after disgusting scene. The strength ofInside'splot is its simplicity, though the film is slow at first. Pregnant photojournalist, Sarah Scaragato (Alysson Paradis), has just lost her husband in a fatal car accident and is in recovery when her baby is due on Christmas Eve, in fact. Morose, she rejects friend and family visits, opting to stay home. A bewitched predator, played by Beatrice Dalle, senses Sarah's vulnerability and seizes upon it like a spider capturing prey in its web. The tale, woven around maternal psychosis, reveals Dalle's haunting preoccupation with stealing Scaragato's unborn baby. Each character who enters Sarah's house, the "war zone" as one doomed policeman puts it, encounters the wrath of two women fighting with mirror shards, knitting needles, scissors, hurled kitchen appliances, and even a homemade bayonette. Like the best horror thrillers about motherhood---Rosemary's Baby,Don't Look Now,Alien---Insideseizes ample symbolic opportunities to exhibit the primal obsession women have with babies. Even better,Insideinvites feminist critique as do other ...
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DVD Release Date: April 15, 2008
Runtime: 90 minutes
Studio: Genius Products (TVN)
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