“It Lives Inside” marks the feature debut of director Bishal Dutta and is a supernatural horror thriller. The story follows Sam, an Indian-American teenager who, while struggling with her heritage, inadvertently releases a demon that thrives on her former best friend’s loneliness. Sam must embrace her Indian roots to confront this malevolent entity. The film’s premise is intriguing but ultimately feels derivative and overly cautious. Despite these shortcomings, “It Lives Inside” is a watchable and moderately entertaining film, largely thanks to Suri’s strong performance as Sam. Bajwa and Gabriel also deliver powerful supporting roles with emotionally layered scenes. Dutta successfully creates a creepy atmosphere that gradually builds tension, although the film relies too heavily on ineffective jump scares. While commendable for its representation of Indian culture in a horror context, it falls short of delivering the expected chills. Visit myflixer for more!
It Lives Inside | September 22, 2023 (United States)
Director: Bishal DuttaWriter: Bishal Dutta, Ashish MehtaStars: Megan Suri, Neeru Bajwa, Mohana KrishnanSummary: An Indian-American teenager struggling with her cultural identity has a falling out with her former best friend and, in the process, unwittingly releases a demonic entity that grows stronger... Read all
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English, Hindi