Intense Cinema | The Evil Within

The Evil Within (2015)

  • Directors: Yun M. Watanabe, Shinji Mikami
  • Writers: Trent Haaga, Itaru Yokoyama
  • Publisher: Gamers Little Playground
  • Runtime: 02:29:11
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  • While investigating the scene of a gruesome mass murder, Detective Sebastian Castellanos encounters a mysterious and powerful force and is knocked unconscious. When he awakens, he finds himself in a deranged world where hideous creatures wander among the dead and he must embark on a frightening journey to unravel what's behind this evil force.

    The protagonist of The Evil Within is veteran police detective Sebastian Castellanos. He is aided by his colleagues Juli Kidman and Joseph Oda in confronting the invincible apparition Ruvik. While investigating the scene of a gruesome mass murder at Beacon Mental Hospital, Sebastian, Joseph, and Kidman encounter a malevolent and powerful force. After seeing the slaughter of his fellow officers by a man wearing a white hood and covered in burn scars, Sebastian is ambushed and knocked unconscious. He awakes in a deranged world with Krimson City undergoing massive earthquakes, unreal shifts in terrain and hideous creatures called Haunted wandering the landscape.

    He encounters a doctor named Marcelo Jimenez, who is searching for his patient, Leslie Withers. When Sebastian and the doctor find Leslie, they also encounter Ruvik, the man who slaughtered police officers earlier. Ruvik seems to have control over reality through teleportation and changing the terrain; he uses this to separate the trio and trap Sebastian in different horrifying locales that seem to be tied to the memories of individuals that Ruvik has experimented on. Elsewhere, Kidman seems to be pursuing Leslie more fiercely and appears unaffected by Ruvik's control.

    Sebastian learns of the story of Ruvik, born Ruben Victoriano, through various flashbacks. Ruben was an intellectually gifted but mentally unstable child, and was close to his sister, Laura. While playing in a barn on their family's property, several men approached and set fire to the building as an act of vengeance against their parents, who had been buying and managing large amounts of land in the area. The fire killed Laura and left Ruben severely disfigured; Ruben's father began hiding him in the basement of the family manor. Deeply traumatized over Laura's death, Ruben eventually killed both of his parents, took control of their fortune, and continued to "donate" money to Beacon Mental Hospital in exchange for test subjects for his experiments. ...

    Did You Know? In "The Evil Within" there are several Easter eggs referring to earlier resident evil games. For example the first time you see a haunted in the game"The Evil Within" (Conelly) is the same exact scene played in the original (1996) "Resident Evil" when you encounter the first zombie. Also the mansion is very similar to the original "Resident Evil" mansion.

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