From Within

2009

Horror / Mystery

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IMDb Rating 5.7

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Reviewed by samkan 7

Although this type of film has been done many times before there is always room for good writing, acting, camera work and directing. Hey, if one is going to enjoy a modest budget horror flick one must get past the fact the takes-place-in-a-town-with-weird-residents plus the supernatural-aspects-to-be-taken-for-granted are simply ingrained in the process. This setting and genre must either be accepted and enjoyed or ignored altogether.<br/><br/>That said, the acting is FROM WITHIN is exceptional. The teens (and they actually look like teenagers instead of dressed up 30-year-olds) are neither sullen nor over the top but anxious, indecisive, vulnerable; i.e., like real teenagers. Miss Rice in particular delivers her lines in convincing fashion. The two young male leads could easily slide into stereotypes but...well...don&#39;t. The adults, e.g., the sheriff and the preacher, aren&#39;t overbearing elders. All the adults, in fact, actually interact with the teens, whereas in many movies like this one there is the teen world (Read: real and emotional) and the adult world (Read: static and authoritative).<br/><br/>The supernatural aspect, while never believable, is thankfully modest in inception and use. If the final scenes are not edge-of-your-seat they hold your interest as to what&#39;s going to happen. Cool &quot;twist&quot; at the very end too. What&#39;s a 56-year-old movie snob watching something like this for? Hey, I&#39;m entitled to some fun too. Most things like this are lucky to last 20 minutes on my screen. FROM WITHIN went the full micro-wave popcorn ninety minutes.

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Reviewed by larry-411 8

Imagine if the award-winning cinematographer of the 2007 epic &quot;3:10 to Yuma&quot; decided to direct his own film. With over 40 titles under his belt, Phedon Papamichael is one of the industry&#39;s icons. Well, imagine no more. In the Brad Keene-penned &quot;From Within,&quot; which had its World Premiere here at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival, Papamichael takes his considerable expertise behind the camera and crafts an auspicious directorial debut in the Hitchcock tradition.<br/><br/>Something is amiss in Grovetown. The suicide in the opening scene triggers a mystery which will bring teenagers Lindsay (Elizabeth Rice) and Aiden (Thomas Dekker) together in a quest for the truth, both about the occurrences as well as themselves.<br/><br/>The performances of Thomas Dekker (&quot;Heroes,&quot; &quot;Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles&quot;) and Elizabeth Rice (&quot;Mad Men&quot;) are at the heart of the movie and it&#39;s their believability which makes this film so emotional and poignant. Dekker&#39;s frightening gaze and enigmatic demeanor never lets up, in perfect contrast to Rice&#39;s innocence and vulnerability. Veteran Adam Goldberg (Roy), Rumer Willis (Natalie), and Kelly Blatz (Dylan) are also standouts.<br/><br/>&quot;From Within&quot; is technically brilliant. The use of single-point lighting and color palette of blues and grays in interior scenes are especially effective in enhancing the shadowy nature of the story, with sunset shots that would likely have been scuttled in a typical Hollywood movie. Here, the dim light works to the film&#39;s advantage. The sound effects, along with the Jason Cooper and Oliver Kraus score, also play a particularly distinct role here and are a major plus. As in any film of this genre, visual effects are key and they are top-notch. Most of all, though, the camera-work is simply breathtaking. Shot in widescreen 2.35:1 aspect ratio, the chilling locations and copious use of POV shots enhance the Hitchcockian feel of &quot;From Within&quot; -- no surprise given the director&#39;s background.<br/><br/>Although the film&#39;s first act leans toward horror, it soon becomes apparent that &quot;From Within&quot; is a story-driven psychological thriller more than anything and doesn&#39;t need to rely on blood and gore, although there&#39;s enough to please fans of the genre. The film&#39;s many twists and turns will hold audiences&#39; interest right up to the closing credits. A creepy tale with a strong message about religious extremism and tolerance make &quot;From Within&quot; more than just another gorefest. From Within is a solid thriller with enough suspense to keep the viewer guessing until the end.

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Reviewed by Woobs 9

I was lucky enough to see this movie at its premier at the Tribeca Film Festival, and I must say that I truly enjoyed it. Normally, I am not a huge fan of the horror film genre, but this film proved that it was much more than a &quot;put 10 people in a house, and kill them off one-by-one&quot; flick. I found the story line interesting, the cinematography on-point, and the acting, especially that of Elizabeth Rice, excellent. Contrary to the previous person&#39;s review, I found the cast to be quite likable, and I also appreciated the occasional shots of humor, particularly those from the visiting female cousin. One final facet of the movie that I thought was compelling was the musical score -- very effective in contributing to the mood. IMHO, From Within is definitely worth seeing, and it should do very well when it is released for general viewing.

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