The Inside (2012) starring Karl Argue, Kellie Blaise, Siobhan Cullen, Vanessa Emme directed by Eoin Macken Movie Review

The Inside (2012)   2/52/52/52/52/5

The Inside (2012)

Disturbing in Many Ways

A man finds himself in possession of a video camera which when he watches the footage recorded on it he finds himself watching a tape of a group of girls who are celebrating a friends birthday, heading to an abandoned warehouse to party. But as he unrealistically continues to watch as these girls argue, scream and talk over each other as they say nothing of importance he sees that the girls were attacked and raped by some violent vagrants before something super natural occurs.

If I received a tape and on it was a group of girls getting ready to hit the town for a birthday I wouldn't watch it as there is nothing I hate more than a group of girls all talking at the same time, getting louder and louder as they shriek to be heard over each other. For that reason this found footage movie, yes "The Inside" is another one of these found footage movies, is completely unbelievable as this bloke not only unrealistically watches what is on the camera but does so in public.

As such it took a lot to get through the opening of "The Inside" and even more to stick with it as when these girls find themselves being tormented by some vagrants as it is hard work to care as we have never got to know the girls or begin to like them. But wait the chaos of the hand held camera work combined with terrible acting and an incoherent storyline makes it a movie which should hand out medals to all those who make it to the end.

In fairness I can appreciate what writer and director Eoin Macken was probably aiming for; an intense and uncomfortable experience as we see these girls terrorized by the vagrants. But the final product comes over as chaos and noise which doesn't make it an intense experience although it is an uncomfortable one on your ears.

What this all boils down to is that "The Inside" was not for me and what may have been an intense and uncomfortable idea does not manifest itself in the final product although in a way it is disturbing.