Starring: Béatrice Dalle, Alysson Paradis and Nathalie Roussel
This is one of the many reasons why I hail France as a powerhouse for slasher movies next to America and Canada; in par with High Tension (2003), Alexandre Bustillo's and Julien Maury's Inside is the bloody mayhem of unrestrained terror that even I would admit went a tad too much for my taste, more to my joy.
|It can feel your fear|
Thinking she needs some time to clear her head, she spends one Christmas Eve alone in her home, still reeling over her late spouse until a mysterious woman comes knocking on her door asking for help. Suspicious, she lies to the woman that her husband doesn't want to be disturbed but things go creepy real quick when the woman claims Sarah's lying and that she knows that her husband's dead.
|I cringe my eyes at this scene all the time|
Inside has everything I'm looking for a slasher film: an original and truly scary story, a terrifying villain, and some brutally messy kills with violence so over-the-top, its hard to watch without cringing your eyes a bit.
|All this in Christmas Eve? God must hate you!|
While the film's violence and atmosphere is its forte, the character "La Femme" is as precious as the gory set-pieces she unleashes; she's creepy as she is deadly, with a persistence to her goal so demented that she's willing to murder anyone with her trusted shears. The only thing that kept her from fully losing her focus is a good cig to light and smoke away. (which was made cooler with this film's artistic photography)
|The worst headache: in between the eyes|
Inside delivers what a fan wants and keeps feeding them even if they had enough. It's one movie that you know you want to watch again some time later, but it's better put it down for a long bit to take a good breather before experiencing the whole thing all over again. (And I highly recommend the breather)
1 male had his head bashed against windshield during car collision
1 female had her neck punctured with hat pin
1 male repeatedly stabbed and slashed, scissors to the eye
1 cat had had its head crushed by killer's hand
1 male gets a hat pin to the ear
1 male had his head blown open with handgun
1 male stabbed on the forehead with a pair of scissors
1 baby miscarried (flashback)
1 male stabbed to death with knife
1 female had her gut cut open with scissors, bled to death