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THE DEVIL INSIDE (2012)

THE DEVIL INSIDE <span>(2012)</span> artwork

THE DEVIL INSIDE (2012)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 81

Release dates 16/03/2012

BBFCInsight Contains strong supernatural horror, bloody images and very strong language

Genre(s) Horror

Director(s) William Brent Bell

Cast includes Fernanda Andrade, Simon Quarterman, Evan Helmuth, Suzan Crowley

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 06/03/2012

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE DEVIL INSIDE is a supernatural horror film in which a young woman investigates the claim that her mother murdered three people while being exorcised. The film was classified '15' for strong supernatural horror, bloody images and very strong language.

The film contains several scenes of supernatural horror as characters are possessed by demons. This causes them to twist their bodies into unnatural positions, accompanied by the sound of bones cracking. One possessed woman is shown to bleed at the groin, indicated by a red stain on her white trousers, and another attempts to drown a baby in a baptismal font. As the film progresses such scenes become more frequent. The level of supernatural horror exceeds the terms of the BBFC's Guidelines at '12A'/'12' which state 'Moderate physical and psychological threat may be permitted, provided disturbing sequences are not frequent or sustained'. However, the horror is permissible at '15' where the Guidelines state 'Strong threat and menace are permitted unless sadistic or sexualised'.

There are several moments where the bloody aftermath of violence is shown, including crime scene footage of a triple murder with heavily bloodied bodies lying on the ground. One character is seen with bloodied arms after trying to take his own life and is later shown to shoot himself in the mouth with a visible spray of blood hitting the wall behind him. The Guidelines at '15' permit strong violence provided it does not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury'.

THE DEVIL INSIDE contains one use of very strong language as a possessed woman mutters sexual comments to a nearby character. The Guidelines at '15' state 'The strongest terms (for example, 'cunt') may be acceptable if justified by the context. Aggressive or repeated use of the strongest language is unlikely to be acceptable'. The single use is muttered and not delivered in an aggressive manner, occurring in the context of demonic possession.

The film also contains some verbal references to hard drug use.

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Details

Title
THE DEVIL INSIDE
Also known as
DEVIL INSIDE,G.I. JOE - RETALIATION
Year
2012
Formats
Cinema, DVD
Distributor(s)
Paramount Home Entertainment (UK),Paramount Pictures UK
Classified date(s)
11/06/2012
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF284676

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