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Ridiculous quantities of blood, and true horror. Go for it.
on 8 July 2017
I am a long-time fan of horror movies, from many years ago beginning seriously with The Exorcist in the early 70's, I had been weaned from even longer ago with all the various incarnations of the highly un-frightening Hammer films in the late 60's.
After hundreds of American teen slashers a la Friday the 13th, A Nightmare On Elm Street, countless backwood cannibals, zombie apocalypses, I discovered two films, both French, that went to a new level of horror. One is Martyrs, that operates on a few different levels which lift it above simple horror, though many definitely only "see" that face value violence. That's a shame for them, because it has depth and breadth more than all that. The other was "Frontiers", which has no such metaphysical levels, but it has violence and bad taste that all in all make it the "nastiest" film I've seen, I wrote a review to say so.
Now I have watched "Inside" which also has legendary notoriety, it's a shame knowing the main storyline and knowing how it ends, but to my delight there were parts of the plot I did not know of, and as a result I think I can crown the film with a different accolade. Not as broadly offensive and shocking as Frontiers, nor is it up to Martyrs' deeper messages, but I think I can say that "Inside" takes the award for the bloodiest film I've witnessed. Once the bloodflow begins, which is not too far in, it comes in buckets, some very gruesome scenes indeed.
Despite the spoiler bits I knew about, I loved it, it exceeded expectations due to the extra blood and brutality that I didn't have warning of. And the expectations were high already.
Very horrific horror, but don't embark on the journey unless you have a cast-iron stomach. If you can handle it, it's a treat.