“Director Bishal Dutta’s feature debut, ‘It Lives Inside,’ is a supernatural horror thriller. The story follows Sam, an Indian-American teenager who unintentionally releases a demon preying on her former best friend’s loneliness. To confront this malevolent entity, Sam must come to terms with her Indian heritage. While the film’s premise is intriguing, it falls short in execution, feeling derivative and overly cautious. Nonetheless, ‘It Lives Inside’ remains watchable and somewhat entertaining, primarily due to Suri’s strong performance as Sam. Bajwa and Gabriel deliver emotionally rich supporting roles, and Dutta successfully builds a creepy atmosphere filled with tension. The film relies heavily on jump scares, some of which are ineffective. While it commendably represents Indian culture in a horror context, it doesn’t deliver the expected chills. Visit netnaija movies for more!