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Inside (2007)

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Four months after the death of her husband, a woman on the brink of motherhood is tormented in her home by a strange woman who wants her unborn baby.


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Cast overview:
Jean-Baptiste Tabourin ...
Claude Lulé ...
Le médecin
Dominique Frot ...
Nathalie Roussel ...
François-Régis Marchasson ...
Hyam Zaytoun ...
Policière municipale
Policier municipal 1
Emmanuel Guez ...
Policier municipal 2
Ludovic Berthillot ...
Policier BAC 1
Emmanuel Lanzi ...
Policier BAC 2
Policier BAC 3
Aymen Saïdi ...


Four months before Christmas, Sarah and Matthieu Scarangelo were in a car crash, of which Sarah and her unborn baby were the only survivors. On Christmas Eve, Sarah stays home alone, where she grieves her husband and prepares to go to the hospital the next morning for the delivery. As night falls, a woman knocks on Sarah's door asking to use the phone. When she refuses, the woman reveals that she knows Sarah and tries to force her way in. Sarah calls the police; they inspect the home and determine the woman has left, but promise to keep watch over Sarah through the night. The woman returns and tries to take Sarah's unborn child, but Sarah locks herself in the bathroom. The strange woman torments Sarah through the night and kills all who try help her. Written by EllenRipley112

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Drama | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, gruesome and disturbing content, and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 June 2007 (France)  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


At a certain point, Sarah makes a perforation on the front of her neck with a sharp stick nearby. This is known as a tracheotomy and it's done to relieve an obstruction of breathing. A hole is created through the front of the neck and into the windpipe (trachea). See more »


Sarah: Why me?
La femme: I want one.
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Referenced in Viande d'origine française (2009) See more »


Memories part i, ii & iii
Written by François-Eudes Chanfrault (as François-Eudes Chanfrault)
Editions Asphalt Duchess 2007
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Laughable attempt to disturb
3 May 2010 | by (Cleburne, TX) – See all my reviews

A mother-to-be is menaced by a strange woman who traps her inside her own house. What does the stranger want? Why, her unborn baby, of course. This film received a great deal of praise from the horror community, but when I watched it shortly after it's U.S. DVD release, I didn't think it was worthy of any of it. Since I blind bought it back then, I figured I might as well give it another chance. Alas, this film didn't improve at all upon my second viewing. French horror seems to be all the rage among fellow genre fans these days, but where films like Haute Tension and Martyrs succeed at being more than envelope-pushing for the sheer hell of it, Inside fails miserably.

I'm a fan of Béatrice Dalle. She's fantastic in 37°2 le matin, and her menacing performance is easily the best thing about this film. To be frank, it's the only thing this mess has going for it. Alysson Paradis is the victim, but pregnant or not, the film didn't give me much of a reason to invest in her character. Clearly, this kills any potential suspense factor. Another suspense vacuum is the rampant idiocy on display here, most notably from the police. A cop's two partners just disappeared into a dark house where gunshots emanated from. Am I to believe that the moron would head into the house with his latest arrest handcuffed to his wrist, all without calling for backup? Then there's the thing with the circuit breaker, and it's just absurd. I also didn't care for the inside shots of the baby at all. I thought it was an awful idea, made all the more annoying by the obvious CGI and ridiculous expressions the baby would make. Was I supposed to be disturbed whenever this popped up? If anything, it was amusing that the directors thought this would work in any way, shape or form.

Now, onto the film's sole reason for existing... The gore effects are wet and brutal. They're not always convincing, but they're very graphic. And that's all there is to Inside. Honestly, this thing is basically just one big excuse for pushing the envelope with gore effects and attempted shock factor. There is no depth, no suspense, no scares... It's a revolting bore. I'm surprised by how well-liked it is. This belongs at the bottom of the barrel with other French drivel such as Sheitan and Frontière(s). The only true horror that comes from watching this is realizing that something so bad is actually being praised to the heavens.

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