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inkmachine 01-07-2012 06:53 PM

The Devil Inside
 
Well? I didn't see a post about this flick anywhere yet....if I missed it, I apologize.

I just got home from seeing this flick.

All I will say is that I actually really liked the tone of this "lost footage or documentary" flick. I thought it was surprisingly bloody and enjoyed the acting. I was very interested in the past of these characters that they were building and it was pretty intense once all the possessions started and then.............................................. ............

Spoiler:
WTF was up with that fucking ending????? Ummmm a car crash and yer left hanging with nothing but some text telling you to go to a website????? Everyone in the audience was pissed and more than a few yelled "Bullshit!" when that happened. I just couldn't believe it. I was very very into this movie, but the ending just absolutely RUINED it for me =(

Ash28M 01-08-2012 01:52 AM

I thought it wasn't bad and I didn't mind the ending either. I like it when a director doesn't feel he needs to have a traditional ending.

bigwes15 01-08-2012 03:44 AM

I really wanted to like this, as it has seemed like forever since I saw a horror movie in the theater. However, I was not impressed at all by this movie. Last Exorcism was MUCH better, and that was even PG-13! The audience I was with (fairly large for a 2PM matinee) was also booing the ending.

Hellbilly 01-08-2012 04:02 PM

That one flew totally under my radar. I didn't know about this movie until it popped up on my news feed on facebook yesterday. Trailer looks good in my opinion.

bigdaddyhorse 01-08-2012 05:13 PM

Almost went and saw this with some free movie passes the other day, but took our 3D glasses along and snunk into The Darkest Hour instead. Reviews made them both seem about equally stupid, and fan comments do as well.

mclay18 01-09-2012 04:37 AM

Word of mouth is absolutely TOXIC on this film. Virtually everyone's panning it on Twitter.

I was wondering why we didn't get this film, but that was due to the dumb booking department (they didn't book the first Paranormal Activity film when it went wide). But after hearing several stories of people booing the ending and demanding refunds, perhaps it was good we didn't get it this week.

But Paramount has already broke even on this movie, just with midnight showing earnings alone (plus a small but effective P&A budget). Even if the movie drops like a rock in its second weekend, they'll probably turn this into the next micro-budget franchise.

othervoice1 01-09-2012 04:53 AM

I know you cant always go by this- but overall reviews on Rotton Tomatoes is pretty ugly....

Hellbilly 01-09-2012 06:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by othervoice1 (Post 697014)
I know you cant always go by this- but overall reviews on Rotton Tomatoes is pretty ugly....

Yeah, negative online reviews started popping up after I posted my comment here. Now I'm not so sure I wanna see the movie ;)
I might wait till it hits Blu-ray though.

othervoice1 01-09-2012 07:05 AM

Wow this surprised me- looks like it had a really good opening weekend:

Devil Draws In Massive $35M Debut Weekend
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_...ive_35m_debut/

mclay18 01-09-2012 07:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by othervoice1 (Post 697020)
Wow this surprised me- looks like it had a really good opening weekend:

Devil Draws In Massive $35M Debut Weekend
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_...ive_35m_debut/

Horror films usually have a steep decline and fade away after a couple of weeks. But with WOM going around for this film, it'll plunge further.

I'd be shocked if the film grosses over $60M domestically. It'll likely end up grossing $45-$50M, tops.

rxfiend 01-09-2012 03:02 PM

Production budget was only $1 million (I believe that's whats stated on Box Office Mojo), so even if it tops at $50 million, that's a major success for Paramount. Hell they could pull the movie today and still call it that.

I plan on checking it out later this week. Negative reviews be damned! Usually if a movie gets bad reviews, I end up liking it, so we'll see. lol

wago70 01-09-2012 08:23 PM

Seems like "found footage" movies don't cost much to make (nor should they). I heard the ending was non-traditional...telling you to check the internet...movies are getting lazy, eh?

mclay18 01-10-2012 01:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rxfiend (Post 697027)
Production budget was only $1 million (I believe that's whats stated on Box Office Mojo), so even if it tops at $50 million, that's a major success for Paramount. Hell they could pull the movie today and still call it that.

True, but I heard Paramount bought it for $2M and then spent a P&A budget around $20-30M. If they pull it now, they'd break even.

russweiss 01-15-2012 02:06 AM

My daughter wanted to see this so I went against my better judgement. I felt the film was not only poorly made but wasn't scary either. Personally I'm tired of these "lost/found footage" documentary style films. The hand held shaking camera is enough to give you a headache.

elDomenechHDG 01-16-2012 02:03 AM

Every January we're going to get a "found footage" or devil movie dumped on us. Last year's turkey was THE RITE with Anthony "he's in everything" Hopkins. I won't even bother considering a Netflix rental for this one.


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