It's a Red Letter Day, kids. After months of reading articles, interviews, and seeing clips galore, your's truly finally sat down with the French thriller Inside (A l'interieur) last night, and it did not disappoint.
I'm keeping this entry short for fear of spoiling a film that's too new to the English-speaking world to have its twists and turns prematurely revealed. Suffice it to say that those numerous YouTube clips adequately get across the brutality of the film, but fail to communicate the depth of the overall production. Had the acting been anything below top-notch or the attention to script and aesthetics been at all lacking, this could've very easily spiraled into a standard slasher film. Thankfully, that is not the case. The talents of the directing/writing team of Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, combined with exemplary performances from leads Beatrice Dalle and Alysson Paradis, make this one of those films that horror fans will either see now, or will pretend they have already seen later as they wait for a copy to arrive from Netflix.