New Releases: January 6

1. The Devil Inside (Paramount, 2,285 Theaters, 87 Minutes, Rated R): No, this is not “The INXS Story.” Instead, it is yet another installment in the “exorcism” genre of horror films.

I guess you can look at this horror sub-genre in two ways. The primal fear of losing control of your body and your free will is so powerful that these movies have a built in audience. However, and this is the standpoint I subscribe to, is that every demonic possession film after The Exorcist is a ale substitute. That 1973 film said pretty much all there is to say about the topic, as evidenced by other films in this sub-genre who try to put a “fresh spin” on the subject.

Case in point, this film, which focuses on a group of exorcists who are not connected with the church. In a perfect world, they would drive around in a jury-rigged hearse with a siren that is simply a loop of “The Power of Christ Compels You.” Unfortunately, this is a more somber treatment as the amateur exorcists take on the case of a woman who kill three people at her last, Church-sanctioned exorcism. Good luck!

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William is cursed with the shared love of comic books and of films. Luckily, this is a great time for him to be alive. His writing has been featured on Broken, and in Comics Foundry magazine.
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