In “It Lives Inside,” director Bishal Dutta’s feature debut, a supernatural horror thriller unfolds. The story revolves around Sam, an Indian-American teenager struggling with her heritage, who accidentally releases a demon that preys on her former best friend’s loneliness. Sam must reconnect with her Indian roots to confront this sinister entity. The film’s premise shows promise but ultimately falls short, feeling derivative and playing it safe. Nevertheless, “It Lives Inside” remains a watchable and somewhat entertaining movie, largely due to Suri’s strong performance as Sam. Bajwa and Gabriel provide emotionally rich supporting roles, and Dutta effectively builds a creepy atmosphere filled with tension. The film leans heavily on jump scares, some of which are ineffective. While it commendably represents Indian culture in a horror context, it doesn’t achieve the intended level of terror. Visit 02tvseries 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