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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

[5.75/10] From Within (2008)


From Within (2008)

Short review: "From Within" is a decent horror flick is set in a small Maryland town, where a suicidal curse has been unleashed on a bible belt, due to the murder of a practicing witch who was accused of killing a local in a nearby river. "From Within" is overall quite good and does exactly what you expect, a decent story that relies on physiological scare as apposed to blood and gore, even though there is some b&g in it. The scares are rather good and they come at enough regular intervals to keep you engaged. The film has really great visual style, which isn't a big surprise, since film's director is also an excellent cinematographer, and there's also an impending sense of doom that hangs over every scene of "From Within". Acting is pretty decent, with the exception of the lead, Elizabeth Rice, who is flat and sometimes just unbearably average when she has to go for the big emoting scenes. She's more of a TV actress, than someone who can command attention in a horror movie. All in all, "From Within" is surprisingly well-made and entertaining little horror movie, that delivers what it promises.

  • My Rating: 5.75/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 50% (4 Reviews)
  • IMDb: 5.7/10

2 comments:

Jaccstev said...

Though seems like made-for-TV fare, From Within is not a boring film, just a bland one. I think the dark ending offers a nice twist that leaves the story open-ended.

Nebular said...

I thought the twist ending was actually the weakest part of the movie - it wasn't neither shocking, nor original. The opening suicidal sequence was great though :)