THE PLOT THUS FAR
A group of girls are terrorized by violent vagrants before succumbing to a horrific supernatural evil.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“The Inside” is a pretty neat movie shot on the cheap and fast. But, it looks amazing for a film like this. That being said, it’s still a found footage film. The film opens on a lonely dude in a pawn shop who picks up a camera and some money. While playing with the camera, he realizes there is a tape inside. The majority of the film becomes the action on that tape. A woman gets raped, some negative force attacks the rapist and the usual shenanigans take place. All fair and good.
Horror lends itself to being cyclical. Therefore, I don’t know if it’s fair to berate an independent production for using its limitations to craft a story. That being said, there are times where I feel like I’m watching the Blair Witch’s Irish cousin. The open ending didn’t work for me in the way it’s intended. I don’t need an ending that spells out everything for me. But, I need something more than jump scare and then credits. Maybe, I’m just aging and my tastes are changing. I don’t want to sound like a gloomy Gus, but narrative structure doesn’t have to be sacrificed to save a few scares. A natural story will provide enough atmosphere for any horror tale. I got that from the start of the tape through things going sour. Once the naked dude showed up, I started checking out.
The DVD comes with a Picture in Picture commentary, documentary and trailer as the special features. The A/V Quality is sharp for a film that seemingly started on DV. The Dolby track is supportive. Plus, the transfer sports minimal digital noise. Ultimately, it’s well worth a purchase. Another winner from the team at Revolver Entertainment.
RELEASE DATE: 10/21/2014