Director: Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury (2007)
Starring: Beatrice Dalle, Alysson Paradis, Tahar Rahim
Find it: IMDB, Amazon

A ferocious French horror I'd been meaning to catch up on for a while now, Inside pits a grumpy pregnant woman against an older lady and a pair of scissors. But nothing I'd heard about the flick could prepare for the shocking ride that is Inside. The violence, whilst not quite as cruel, is as cringeworthy as anything this side of Martyrs, and completely kicks the overrated Switchblade Romance's pretentious arse. Once the Halloween-esque setup is done, the gore and nastiness is nonstop right up until the end. And don't go in expecting punches to be pulled simply because the protagonist is pregnant. Poor Sarah (Paradis) is put through the wringer so completely that you'll beg for the relative calm of Hostel.

So it's a horrible movie - amongst the worst I've seen. And despite the fact that the whole thing takes place in Sarah's suburban home, there's an abundance of bodies waiting to be poked by La femme's (Dalle) scissors. Some will find this just too much, so I'd advise caution when approaching Inside. The subject matter and its portrayal are not to be taken lightly. Much of it makes for uncomfortable viewing. If you can get past that, then there's much of interest to be found Inside. But no, it's not recommended for expectant mothers. Not at all.


  1. yes, one of France's greatest horror flicks so far

  2. One of my favorite films of the last few years. And I'm sure no one will argue with me when I say that "Le Femme" might just be the most terrifying villain to stalk the screen since The Shape in J.C.'s original HALLOWEEN?