QuoteReplyTopic: MEMBER DISCUSSION of DEVIL INSIDE Posted: December 30 2012 at 10:42am
How often is a horrifically (take that any way you want) bad movie that was released in January so reviled that, come December that it makes our Nominating Ballot? Could The Devil Inside be that movie?
I've got to say, The Devil Inside is the worst "found footage" movie I have ever seen. Normally I'd laugh it off, but Devil Inside tries too hard to be creepy or shocking, and to me, came off like an infomercial, with actors desperate to sell me something and trying to convince me to buy their product (and then giving me the link to do so).
FYC: Worst Picture for The Devil Inside, Worst Director for William Brent Bell
Well, here we are. 2012's Season Of The Witch. It's a fraction of fraction of a centimeter better than Season Of The Witch. That's not saying much.
There's not a single thing about this movie that's enjoyable. I seriously considered giving this a Rotten Asshole.
Evan Helmuth gives a crappy performance. He plays one of the priests who helps with the in-universe documentary. I'd put him in the column below, but he has an absolutely hilarious scene towards the end where he gets possessed and tries to drown a baby. This is it for the bad. Yes it's that bad of a movie.
Suzan Crowley plays Maria, the woman on the poster with all the crucifixes carved on her. She's somehow both massively over-the-top and boring at the same time. Fernanda Andrade plays her daughter. She's three times as boring as her. She doesn't have any movies on the horizon, thankfully. Director William Brent Bell gives Uwe Boll a run in the incompetancy department. He wrote the screenplay with another hack named Matthew Peterman
Time to break out something that I haven't used since Human Centipede II: the super ugly. If you've ever heard about this movie, you know exactly what I'm talking about. The ending. The worst ending since Monster A-Go Go. If Bell shoved the camera up his ass and taped him crapping it out and then wiping his ass with 100 dollar bills, that would have been more satisfying.
I REALLY needed to do that! Grade: F
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A nagger friend of mine told me the ending, so it didn't shock me. That's the only reason why I considered not putting this in my "Worst movie endings" list. But I put it because, if you start thinking about the ending, it's stupid.
For your consideration:
-Worst Excuse For A Horror Movie (or Worst Excuse For A Found Footage Movie, if you create that category).
This is one of the worst horror movies I've ever watched. Here are my reasons:
Screenplay: William Brent Bell and Matthew Peterman have conjured a screenplay that's a mess. All the scenes seem like they've been stapled together rather than flowing like a proper movie. The protagonist and her allies aren't portrayed as people we can support. Instead they seem to be mentally disturbed people who willingly ignore well-established psychological and psychiatric research. They seem to be more like an evil cult than a group of misunderstood good guys. William Brent Bell and Matthew Peterman deserve nominations for Worst Screenplay.
Directing: William Brent Bell also did a sloppy job as a director. He decided to let the screenplay, actors and film sets to direct itself. It's as if he didn't give a damn, pun intended. He is definitely worthy of the Worst Director nomination.
This load of garbage is also worthy of Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel. It's is most certainly a trashy knock-off of other, and better, 'video footage' movies.
Thanks to the sloppy efforts of the Director the main characters have little compatibility or cohesiveness with one another. So this movie should be seriously considered for Worst Screen Couple and Worst Screen Ensemble.
It trash from beginning to end. Watching this movie is genuine torture.
Directed by Michael Bay and M. Night Shyamalan comes a movie guaranteed to win Razzies.
Other than Chronicle, Project X, and Paranormal Activity 4, I'm not sure if there'll be any others ones coming out, unless we look hard enough...
Originally posted by HeadRAZZBerry
UPDATE from Head RAZZberry: Here's a LINK to read anL.A. Times article suggesting that DEVIL INSIDE is only the first of what will be a slew of "found footage" movies released by major studios in 2012. Who but Voting RAZZIE® Members would be happy to hear that? And on this subject, if there are enough of these movies this year, and enough of them stink as badly as DEVIL INSIDE, "FF Films" could be the fodder for our 2012 Special Category...
Elizabeth Hartman and Judith Barsi are much more talented and beautiful than Scarlett Johansson and Chloe Grace Moretz. Fact.
UPDATE from Head RAZZberry: Here's a LINK to read an L.A. Times article suggesting that DEVIL INSIDE is only the first of what will be a slew of "found footage" movies released by major studios in 2012. Who but Voting RAZZIE® Members would be happy to hear that? And on this subject, if there are enough of these movies this year, and enough of them stink as badly as DEVIL INSIDE, "FF Films" could be the fodder for our 2012 Special Category...
This is the fourth year out of five that the year has opened up with a piss poor supernatural film. In 2008, we had "One Missed Call", a film that tried to stay as faithful as possible to the original Japanese film, but fell apart at the end. In 2009, there was "The Unborn", a horror flick that I couldn't last ten minutes through because it looked too silly. There's also 2011's "Season of the Witch", a film that was so poorly directed that it was compared to Uwe Boll's work. Now in 2012, we have "The Devil Inside", a found footage film that makes "The Blair Witch Project" seem genuine.
Here's a LINK to shot-in-the-theater video of audience reaction to the film's ending at YouTube. I think it's pretty hilarious, but it shows the ending so...HUGE SPOILERS!
RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: Berry funny! You might have to go all the way back to the summer 1977 release of EXORCIST, TOO (IMDb LINK) to find such a vociferous, borderline violent reaction to a movie's ending. Question is: Will anyone still remember this little turkey come year's end??
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