To start off the 2012 movie season, my friends decided to see The Devil Inside. Originally, I did not want to see this movie because it’s a horror film and the trailer made it look absolutely terrifying. However, looking at the movie reviews and the Rotten Tomatoes rating, the consensus was The Devil Inside wasn’t scary and had one of the worst endings in the history of movies. Interestingly enough, the horrible reviews intrigued me. How bad can this movie be? I wasn’t doing anything when my friends were going to see the movie so I thought what the hell (No pun intended)?
I’m easily frightened by horror movies and that’s why I often avoid them. The Devil Inside never scared me. Most horror movies fail to have a decent plot, but The Devil Inside had no plot. It constantly gave the audience possible stories, but never actually went through with answering the questions that were posed throughout the movie. I’m not going to spoil the ending, but I will confirm what critics have said. It was awful. It adds to the movie’s inability to explain anything.
I can’t put the actors at fault for any of the movie’s flaws. The lack of a story just killed any chance this movie had of being a solid horror film.
Despite its failure as a film, The Devil Inside did succeed at the box office. As of Jan. 17, The Devil Inside pulled in a domestic total of approximately $48 million versus a production budget of just $1 million, according to Box Office Mojo.
Instead of stars, I will use cups with five cups being the best rating and zero cups being the lowest rating.
I will give the first movie I saw in 2012 1/2 cups out of 5.
To the see the movie trailer for The Devil Inside, click here.