Now that the holidays are behind us, the studios are aiming to scare you with two new releases this week. One, The Devil Inside, is released everywhere and is “one of the scariest movies” Movie Fanatic has ever seen (check out our The Devil Inside review). The second is coming to select theaters across the nation, Beneath the Darkness, and features Dennis Quaid as a mortician who is more than a little bit off.
The Devil Inside: Part found footage flick, part faux documentary, The Devil Inside is all fear factor that is off the charts. Isabella is like most twenty-something adults who are seeking to make amends with their past in order to secure a successful future. The only difference between Isabella and the rest of us is that her mother had an exorcism 20 years ago that went horribly wrong and ended with three church employees murdered. She hires a filmmaker to follow her to Rome to attempt to reach her mother, who appears to be buried underneath multiple layers of demonic possession in an Italian mental institution. Hell ensues, and the audience benefits in the form of a horror movie that is truly one of a kind.
Beneath the Darkness: Quaid is a man who runs a mortuary and let’s just say this: His roommate is a corpse. Quaid’s mortician has a few issues and the teenagers who live nearby, including Prom’s Aimee Teegarden, seek to spill his secret and expose him for the “freak” that he appears to be. From the looks of things, the film Beneath the Darkness, whether it finds an audience in limited release or not, has legs. Fans of horror will take their chances on Beneath the Darkness any way they can see it.