Main Plot Points:
- While in a pawnshop a young man comes into possession of a second hand video camera.
- Discovering a tape still inside he plays back the footage and witnesses an horrific series of events involving a group of teens in an undisclosed location.
- Using the footage as a guide he retraces the steps to where the events seemingly occurred.
- Deciding to investigate he discovers to his horror not only the truth of the events on the tape but comes face to face with a supernatural terror from which he may not escape…
What We Thought:
- The Inside is yet another Found Footage film, ooh boy!
- This one is from Ireland. I don’t believe I have seen an Irish Found Footage film yet.
- The Inside tries to be more than a found-footage film, and fails in execution.
- If you read the above plot-points (which are right from the box) it talks about a young man who comes into possession of the camera. This young man actually has maybe a total screen time of 5 minutes or so. The main person the plot points talk about is barely there, and really a negligible presence.
- The few times we see him, the film is at least shot like a normal film.
- Too bad a majority of the movie is the “found-footage”.
- The “found” parts of this film are very poorly done.
- They are overly shaky, poorly framed, and terribly lit.
- It is so bad, half the time you can’t tell what is happening, or which character you are looking at.
- There is one point where a bunch of characters are yelling at another one, who supposedly is holding a weapon, and you can’t really see him, or the alleged weapon.
- I get it is supposed to be “realistic”, but this film went overboard. It might actually not be so bad if there was less of the “found” footage, and more of the man who gets the camera, but when 90% of the film is nearly unwatchable footage, it takes you out of the film. Really defeating the whole “realistic” idea.
- Besides the poor quality of the camera’s footage, it was also generic and poorly written.
- When we are first shown the future victims, they are the very typical, overly obnoxious teens that have been seen in pretty much every found-footage, and low budget horror film.
- When they encounter their attackers, what ensues is what seems like an hour of people just standing around screaming at each other.
- I really cannot do justice to how terrible this film was.
- The basic premise was actually not a bad idea (heck, I wouldn’t mind seeing a good hybrid, maybe that would help slowly get people off the idea of making features that are all found footage), and if written, and executed properly, it might have been a decent film.
- Instead, it is pretty much an unwatchable mess.
- Also, not a big fan of the title. It doesn’t really seem to fit with the movie.
- Director Commentary
- The Making Of “The Inside”
Notable Cast & Crew:
- Brian Fortune
- Emmet J Scanlan
- Eoin Macken
Recommended if You Like:
- Poorly Executed Found Footage
- Footage so shaky and poorly framed, you can’t tell what is happening.