Directed by: Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo
Starring: Beatrice Dalle and Alysson Paradis
Reviewed by: Brendan Graham (Phantomhour)
The night before a woman gives birth to her child is an exciting and nerve wrecking time. Now imagine, if someone broke into your house and was trying to steal the baby from your womb. Inside tackles this fear head on.
After a fatal car accident that took the life of her fiance, Sarah (Alysson Paradis) is now expecting her child alone and traumatized. On Christmas Eve, the night before she goes in to deliver, a mysterious visitor (Beatrice Dalle) knocks on the door and the night of terror commences when she decides that she wants what is still growing inside of her, and she’ll do anything to get it.
This film was one of the many French horror flicks that put them on the top of the extreme horror map, and Inside is one of the more graphic flicks from this new wave of brutal French horrors. When I say graphic, I really mean it, blood, gore, horrible accidents, torture and mutilation, and the camera doesn’t shy away from the nasty. It’s intense and almost even necessary to this story, because as the night progresses, the brutality increases.
Those with weak stomachs, avoid this film like the plague. If you think you can handle it, give this flick a shot. It’s a wild ride, that drags on a little too long, but the ending alone will traumatize many viewers, so grab some friends and get ready for therapy.
The holy trinity of French Horror, Martyrs, Inside and High Tension make for an epic night of brutal horror thrills, but if you’re the kind of person who doesn’t like subtitles, I’m afraid you’re out of luck.
8.5 stab wounds out of 10.