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Inner Demons (2015/MPI/IFC Midnight DVD)

Picture: B- Sound: B- Extras: D Film: C+

There's something inside Carson Morris.

Inner Demons is another decent horror entry in the IFC Midnight library and recommended for fans of paranormal or exorcism films. What this film does is blend those two genres together along with a drug angle (the drugs are what suppresses her inner demons) to the storyline that is actually pretty fresh and interesting. The filmmaking is pretty interesting here with a lot of style and the lead actress Lara Vosburg is very convincing throughout and manages the role with a sense of realism that help raise the film's effectiveness.

The film follows an Intervention-style reality show crew that films an episode about a sixteen-year old girl named Carson Morris, a former A-student, who is fighting addiction but may in fact be suffering from something even more destructive: demonic possession. The movie is an inquiry into the truth about her - with symptoms that straddle the disturbing and scary intersection between insanity, addiction, and true possession. Once these demons are unleashed there are surprising revelations and moments of intense horror.

It's in the trailer but one of my favorite moments of the film is where a possessed Carson Morris stares into the camera for about fifteen scenes and then turns away as her reflection in the mirror shows a demon screaming. It's a cool visual and adds to the kinetic nature of the scenes in a mental hospital where her demons are unleashed.

The film is presented on DVD in anamorphic widescreen with an aspect ratio of 1.85:1 and a lossy Dolby Digital English 5.1 track.

The only special feature is a trailer, which is a shame because I feel like IFC could do more with the supplements to these films, especially ones such as this that are actually better than what you see normally for recent horror films.

- James Harland Lockhart V



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