Movie Flashback: Last Year This "Found Footage" Flick Gave Audiences a Reason to Scream
Posted 01.03.13 by Chris
Moviegoers who started their new year seeing this movie probably would agree they started 2012 on the wrong foot.
Audiences usually know what they're getting into when they go see a "found footage" movie — shaky cameras, low production values, and everyone in the theater asking themselves why the characters in the movie keep lugging around their video cameras even while being chased by a demon.
One of the first movies released in 2012 was The Devil Inside, a faux documentary about a women who gets involved in a series of exorcisms to find out what happened to her mother, who is said to be possessed by a demon. The movie opened huge, taking in more than $34 million in its opening weekend, but something even more shocking open the next week — the movie dropped 72 percent after bad worth of mouth. The movie not only was panned by critics, but it has distinction of being one of only a handful of movies that has earned an F CinemaScore from audiences.
The movie's ending was highly criticized with Slate calling it one of the worst endings of all time.
Despite all that, the movie earned north of $100 million and there are plans for a sequel. Not bad for a movie that was acquired for just $1 million.
Where to Watch: The Devil Inside is available on DVD and Blu-ray and streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime.