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French horror flick: The Inside

Old 05-20-08, 04:04 PM
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French horror flick: The Inside

Has anyone seen or heard of this movie? I read a review of it (http://indiefilmchat.com/main/index....Interieur.html) and it sounds scary as hell.

I was not ready for this one.

As the credits rolled, I sat on my couch, totally spent, with the final moments of this film playing over and over in my mind. My first instinct was to lash out and write a nasty review, as I was angry at this film for the traumatic 83 minutes it had just put me through. After a while, though, my admiration for it grew and grew. One means by which I judge the quality of a film, no matter the genre, is how much it “stays” with me after I see it. I’m sure Inside will haunt me for quite some time.
Which reminds me, I wish they'd stop showing The Strangers trailer on tv...I'm a wimp when it comes to scary movies!
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Old 05-20-08, 04:05 PM
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Sounds interesting. Anybody know of any other recent French horror films?
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Old 05-20-08, 04:20 PM
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Obviously High Tension and Them (Ils). I'd also recommend two films by Gaspar Noe - I Stand Alone and Irreversible.

Seems like I'm forgetting one....
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watched the r rated version from blockbuster, really violent and disturbing at times but the ending pissed me off.
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Old 05-20-08, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Rypro 525
watched the r rated version from blockbuster, really violent and disturbing at times but the ending pissed me off.
That R-rated cut was butchered by almost 10 full minutes. Since the gore is mostly what they're selling this flick on, you owe it to yourself to see the fully uncut version before making a final judgement. It's very unsettling.

I'm sure there's another French horror film that just recently came out. Borders, or something like that. Too bad there's no quick way to find out...

Oh, and OP: It's just called Inside, not The Inside.
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Old 05-20-08, 05:21 PM
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http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=518839

beesonosu, you are missing "Frontiere(s)" and "Malefique". Not sure if you were joking about "Frontiere(s)" seeing as there are ads all over this site for it
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It was an ill attempt of a joke. I'm surprised I haven't heard of Malefique - or if I had, it was in passing. I surely haven't seen it. Thanks.
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Old 05-20-08, 10:20 PM
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Inside was excellent. I'd recommend checking it out.
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Old 05-21-08, 10:40 AM
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Inside is fanastic.

From a technical standpoint, it is top-notch filmmaking across the board.

The story is not for everyone, but if you're a horror fan, you owe yourself to check it out.
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Old 05-22-08, 09:07 AM
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Saw this last night - very intense - and I have seen a lot of horror films.

This was really something special.
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Old 05-22-08, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by cinta5
I'm a wimp when it comes to scary movies!
If you're a wimp for horror movies, Inside will leave you curled on the floor in the fetal position.

A lot of hyperboles being tossed around for Inside, but I thought it managed to live up to most of them. I like the filmmaker's minimalist approach - kind of reminded me of early John Carpenter. Awful R1 DVD cover though.
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Old 05-23-08, 01:37 AM
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Sounds interesting. Anybody know of any other recent French horror films?
Perhaps this announcement could be of some interest:

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=532120

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