Moviegoers who started their new year seeing this movie probably would agree they started 2012 on the wrong foot. How many dubious honors can one movie earn? >> Posted 01.03.13 by Chris
The supernatural horror movie, The Devil Inside, opened to an impressive weekend at the box office, winning the top spot for the weekend and earning $33.7 million on a $1 million budget despite being eviscerated by critics. In light of The Devil Inside's success, Writer-director William Brent Bell is doing what any new director with a #1 movie would do: line up as many new projects as possible.
Earlier this week, Bell grabbed the director's chair for Warner Bros.' upcoming, found footage, "conspiracy-driven thriller" The Vatican, which is currently being "fast-tracked" through the studio; but will first direct an untitled new project from Devil Inside screenwriter-producer Matthew Peterman. more about the untitled project and a possible Devil Inside sequel >> Posted 01.12.12 by Ryan
Writer-director William Brent Bell's new supernatural horror movie, The Devil Inside, is the first break-out hit of 2012. The movie scared up $33.7 million in its opening weekend to become the third-hightest January opening ever, despite the absolute brutal beating it has been taking from critics — aggregate review site RottenTomatoes rates The Devil Inside as "Rotten," giving it a score of just 7% and calling it "a cheap, choppy unscary mess, featuring one of the worst endings in recent memory."
Earning 33-times its production budget in the opening weekend was not only good news for Paramount, but for Bell, as well, who has parlayed the success of The Devil Inside into a job directing The Vatican for Warner Bros. more about The Vatican >> Posted 01.10.12 by BrentJS
Posted 01.09.12 by reelz
Possession and exorcism are popular themes in the horror movie world; so it wasn't too much of a surprise that one of the first horror movie releases of 2012 would be based on just that, but The Devil Inside certainly hasn't possessed critics — in the good way. With only 8% on Rotten Tomatoes, otherworldly influences may be required to lift this movie from an early grave.
Posted 01.06.12 by reelz
"The mother/daughter drama should have played a bigger part in this film as the 87-minute run-time passes quickly and leaves us feeling utterly short-changed."— Sara Maria Vizcarrondo, Boxoffice Magazine
"Never are you really invested in any of this, as the movie is pervaded by lead-footed artificiality and the growing stink of crass marketing."— R. Kurt Osenlund, Slant Magazine
"Far too cheap, familiar and flat-out dull to be frightening."— Geoff Berkshire, Metromix.com
"It's better when you don't show too much - but if your story is about the supernatural, eventually you're going to have to come up with something. "The Devil Inside" can't."— Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"Here it is just the first week of January, and already we have a strong candidate for the worst movie of 2012."— Peter Howell, Toronto Star
Paramount Pictures has been releasing new promotional materials daily during the Twelve Days of Christmas for writer-director William Brent Bell's (Stay Alive) upcoming supernatural horror movie, The Devil Inside. We've compiled for you horror fans out there the proceeds of the first four days of releases, which includes three disturbing images and one very creepy new preview clip. The documentary-style movie centers around a woman (Fernanda Andrade) who becomes involved in a series of exorcisms in order to find out whether her mother (Suzan Crowley) was really possessed when she murdered three people during her own exorcism twenty years ago or simply criminally insane. see the images and watch the new clip [WARNING: INTENSE] >> Posted 12.30.11 by BrentJS
Director David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo — now in theaters — has been marketed by Columbia Pictures as "The Feel Bad Movie of Christmas," but it looks like Paramount Pictures is trying to make the case that writer-director William Brent Bell's (Stay Alive) new movie, The Devil Inside, should have that title. Even though the micro-budgeted supernatural horror movie won't hit theaters until the first week of January, the new Red Band trailer that was just released ends with a church choir rendition of the classic Christmas carol "Silent Night" over a montage of horrific imagery relating to the demonic possession subject matter of the movie. watch the new red band trailer >> Posted 12.26.11 by BrentJS
For those of you who would rather kick off the new year with a fright instead of a bang, consider writer-director William Brent Bell's (Stay Alive) new movie, The Devil Inside. The micro-budgeted supernatural horror movie was shot documentary-style, a la Paranormal Activity, and revolves around a young woman's (played by Fernanda Andrade) quest to discover what (literally) possessed her mother (Suzan Crowley) to kill three people during a botched exorcism more than twenty years prior.
Because it's a Paramount Insurge movie, the marketing campaign for The Devil Inside has been virtually non-existent, but a new preview clip has been released that offers more footage not seen in the trailer and TV spot. The chilling clip takes place in a church and shows a (presumably) possessed priest trying to drown a baby during a baptism. And, if the preview clip wasn't frightening enough for you, you can always go back and listen to that creepy viral 911 call that was released back in October once again. watch the new preview clip >> Posted 12.10.11 by BrentJS
The first TV spots for a pair of movies opening in January recently aired and they have now been made available for viewing online.
The first movie, Contraband, is a remake of Icelandic writer-director Óskar Jónasson's 2008 thriller Reykjavík-Rotterdam and stars Mark Wahlberg as a reformed criminal who turns back to crime to protect his family. It was directed by Baltasar Kormákur, who starred in and produced the original movie, which went on to win five Edda Awards, including Director of the Year and Screenplay of the Year. The cast includes Giovanni Ribisi, Ben Foster, Caleb Landry Jones, Kate Beckinsale, J.K. Simmons and Lukas Haas. watch the new TV spots >> Posted 12.02.11 by BrentJS
Mere days ago, the teaser poster and a chilling viral video debuted for Paramount's upcoming horror movie, The Devil Inside, and, right on schedule, the first trailer has also arrived.
The horror movie follows a young woman named Isabella, who travels to Italy to visit her mother, who was locked away in a mental hospital in the country after killing three people during her own exorcism. To learn more about the nature of her mother's condition, Isabella takes part in a series of unauthorized exorcisms.
The Devil Inside is set for release early next year, the exact same day as Liongate's The Possession (formerly Dibbbuk Box), Deadline reports. The Possession follows a divorced couple (Kyra Sedgwick and Jeffrey Dean Morgan) whose child becomes obsessed with a wooden box haunted by a spirit that wants to devour its human host. It's up to you to decide which possession movie to watch on the unofficial "possession movie day," but only The Devil Inside has a trailer to watch (so far). watch the creepy trailer >> Posted 10.18.11 by Ryan