Sam is your typical teenager going through the complexity of awkward family relationships, high school friendships and finding herself.
From an Indian family, Sam’s mother is strict with retaining their culture, while her father is happy-go-lucky and they deal with life in the U.S.
Sam (Megan Suri) has no interest in her heritage which sees her mother and herself conflict, straining the mother daughter relationship.
As Sam enjoys being within the ‘it’ crowd at school she has almost forgotten her childhood best friend; Tamira (Mohana Krishnan).
Once unseperable as kids, the pair drifted with Tamira seemingly going in the dark direction, anti-social and labeled a freak by Sam’s current click of friends.
But Tamira has a reason to be the way she is. It’s contained in a jar that she carries with her 24 / 7.
An Indian demon, that she must feed.
The curse is Tamira’s, until a brief confrontation with Sam, which sees Sam break the jar – ultimately unleashing the curse on everyone.
Old bonds must be healed, old friendships renewed and Sam has no choice but to explore her Indian culture, in order to survive, while a recent mystery is revealed.
It Lives Inside is an excellent horror film. It’s dark, relies solely on the creepiness factor and the skills of the actors with some real on-the-edge-of-you-seat moments.
It Lives Inside was a surprise, one I had been looking forward to and a film I would watch again.