Inner Demon (2014) Movie Review
Written By: FZ
Edited By: Grave Reviews Staff
Director: Ursula Dabrowsky
Writer: Ursula Dabrowsky
Producer: Sue Brown, Julie Byrne, Stephen Cleary, Michael Robertson
Date Released: November 20, 2014
Sarah Jeavons as Sam Durelle
Kerry Ann Reid as Denise
Andreas Sobik as Karl
Todd Telford as Wayne
Rating = 3/5 Graves
***May contain spoilers***
Sam is babysitting her little sister, Maddy, as their Mom works the night shift. Maddy complains that something scary is under her bed, and Sam explains to her that it’s The Babadook, and if she doesn’t get her little ass back in bed, she’s going to let the monster eat her. Then a skeevy couple shows up, throws Sam in their trunk, and drives away. Sam escapes from the trunk, and runs like hell through the Australian woods to find help, and she happens on a farmhouse that ends up being no help at all, because it turns out to be where the creepy couple lives. She realizes this too late, and is forced to hide in the closet and pray that they don’t find her… all while slowly bleeding out from a gash in her side, and wondering what happened to her little sister. Then her best attempt to escape and survival ensue.
There is not a lot of blood and guts in this movie. There are the ghosts of the dead girls who were previously murdered in the area. The make up was well done. Then there is the beating of this guy in the head which produced a very bloody face. The villain is shown with an electric saw implying cutting the body into pieces. The movie does not need a lot of special effects to show evil in human beings.
The Grave Review
Inner Demon (2014) is a realistic horror. This is a movie that captured real life, gut-wrenching terror and realism that no other horror film can provide. From the opening scene the movie is attention grabbing, can’t take your eyes off the screen, enthralling horror.
Inner Demon (2014) is a joy to watch for any horror fan. Especially those who love it when the teenage girl fights back against the psycho killers! It simply allowed the viewers to get to know a girl, who doesn’t give up, especially since she wants to protect her little sister. It might sound very simple, and yes, it is. But that’s exactly the strength of this movie.
The brilliant thing about showing evil in human beings is the fact that it requires no special effects. That’s what makes it possible to make a low-budget movie work perfectly with this story. What you do need, are some very good actors to portray the emotions and actions that convey the story.
Inner Demon got the right cast for this purpose. Sarah Jeavons is spot on as the girl fighting to survive. Unlike many other movies, in Inner Demon the main character has no trained skills to keep her alive. Just pure instinct, brains and a tire iron that she doesn’t just throw away.
Even if it’s already a few years old, you should check it out. Since it takes place in the rural outback of Australia, it’s in no way outdated. And really, the story of kidnapping, torturing and killing is never out-of-date.
Inner Demon is just the kind of lower-budget flick that you might like, it’s intense and disturbing, boasts a competent cast, and it goes to places that we never expected it to. It didn’t feel like watching a low-budget movie at all; from the direction, to the look of the film, it was all handled extremely well by writer/director Ursula Dabrowsky. It starts fast, and doesn’t ever really slow down to catch its breath at all.
For the the foregoing reasons, Grave Reviews give Inner Demon (2014) three graves out of five graves.
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