THE MADNESS INSIDE ME (2021) Reviews of home invasion revenger



The Madness Inside Me is a 2021 American horror film about a forensic psychiatrist seeking revenge for her husband’s home invasion murder.

Written, produced and directed by Matthew Berkowitz (director of Wild in BlueA Violent Man; producer of Corbin Nash).

The Good Weird Films-Mailer Tuchman Media co-production stars Merrin Dungey (American Horror Stories; The Diabolical), Devon Graye, Jennifer Gelfer, Thomas Q. Jones, Scotty Tovar, Anthony DeSando and Brit Whittle.


Madison (Merrin Dungey) is a forensic psychiatrist, spending her days interviewing prison inmates and evenings with her husband Jeremy. When he is killed in a home invasion by Francis Tate (Devon Graye), her world begins to turn itself inside out.

Madison’s fascination with morbid crime begins to gnaw away at her character. She becomes sleepless, spending her evenings stalking and photographing strangers. She refuses to identify her husband’s killer and instead chooses to stalk him for revenge.

Now finding pleasure in her new thrill-seeking, dangerous life choices, she starts to put herself in compromising situations for arousal. Is her relationship with criminals an excuse for her to rebel or is this the person who has always been inside her?


“Matthew Berkowitz takes on a lot with this film and succeeds. Well-directed and extremely well-written, The Madness Inside Me is an inventive and involving psychological character piece featuring a memorable performance from Marrin Dungay that holds it all together.” Screen Comment

“The cinematography – by Mattia Palombi – is stunning and the decision to present the first act in the 4:3 ratio, before moving to 16:9 when the two very different characters finally sit down to talk, is interesting […] It doesn’t provide many answers but is an engaging watch nevertheless.” Starburst


In the US, Gravitas Ventures will release The Madness Inside Me theatrically in select locations and On-Demand on September 3, 2021.

Cast and characters:

Merrin Dungey … Madison
Devon Graye … Francis
Jennifer Gelfer … Cynthia
Thomas Q. Jones … Detective Thompson
Scotty Tovar … Eddie
Anthony DeSando … Jeremy
Brit Whittle … James
John Buffalo Mailer … Robert
Nick Mathews … Robbie
Samantha Watkins … Rebecca
Jocelyn Jones … Mila
Claudia Maree Mailer … Pamela
Ciaran Byrne … Ian Kerns
Gian-Murray Gianino … Photo Salesman
Danielle Guldin … Nicole
Carol Mennie … Gun Saleswoman
Jason John Cicalese … Prison Inmate

Filming locations:

New York City, New York, USA