Lives Inside, It; Has Heart Yet Flaws Are Emphasis
Lives Inside, It. Film details.
Director: Jeff Hall
Writer: Jeff Hall
Release Date: August 7 / September 4
Release Format: VOD / DVD
MPAA Rating: N/A
Running Time: 90 mins
A chronic sleepwalker reads from a mysterious book that foretells his impending demonic possession. He then struggles to hold his family together as the ancient evil threatens to consume everything he holds dear.
From Press Release:
From High Octane Pictures, the studio that brought you Jurassic Games and Clowntergiest, comes It Lives Inside, premiering on digital this summer.
Rett Terrell (The Jurassic Games) and Alissa Rose Ford (Army of Frankensteins) star in a Jeff Hall film, released August 7 on VOD and September 4 on DVD.
I had a terrible time locating any further information about It Lives Inside. The movie is directed by Jeff Hall and it’s a horror thriller story about a curse that is once again awakened when a couple finds a package in the attic.
The movie starts with a prologue scene that I enjoyed and thought it was carefully harmonized with the cinematography and effects when we witness a man killing people around him and suddenly shooting himself after he realizes what he has done. Then we jump off to the present day with a couple trying to survive when an injury at work constrains the man to stay at home and take care of their child while he recovers. The narrative stops there and concentrates on the recovery and the mundane life of the main character and how he stumbles upon a madness killing rampage.
It lives Inside isn’t new or surprising, Jeff Hall doesn’t want the viewer to speculate and since we know from the very beginning what will happen next, there’s no point on watching the movie until the end. It’s brutal to say this but I don’t get why Jeff Hall wanted us to watch it until the very end. I mean, there’s no element of surprise. He could’ve given us a slightly different approach to it but sadly no.
The movie gets boring by the minute and I’m usually fond of slow pacing horror but not when nothing actually develops. There was a moment here and there that I found tolerable, the demon could’ve been better and scarier but the mere CGI wasn’t distracting. There were a bunch of dialogues that I couldn’t hear because of the poor audio and there is a shot near the introduction when you see the shadow of the camcorder and the cameraman which was viable to avoid. Should I continue?
It Lives Inside may have some heart adhered to it by the director but I really hope this isn’t his most challenging movie. Don’t waste your time.