Thursday, October 8, 2015


Insidious Movie Review

Josh and Renai (Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne) have recently moved into a new home. It's here that one of their children, Dalton, falls into a coma-like state that doctors cannot explain. After experiencing ghostly encounters the family agrees the house is haunted and move again--but the experiences continue to take place, resulting in a terrifying realization: it's not the house that's haunted, it's the child. This is really just scraping the surface of this horror film from the dynamic duo of James Wan and Leigh Whannell, the pair that brought us the Saw series. This journey also takes us to the world of dreams, the nightmare of being trapped in them, and the possibility of ghosts and demons entering our world.

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This is a really, really slick movie that pulls off something many other films attempt and fail at--it's rated PG-13, there's no blood or gore to speak of, but it's actually a very scary film. The premise is frightening, the mood and scenery are chilling, and the faces of "The Further" are just...creepy.

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The acting ranges from very good--Wilson and Byrne do a wonderful job portraying the victims--to very bad--Lin Shaye is simply unbearable as the medium brought in to help, and as much as I enjoyed the interaction between her sidekicks, I found the comedy they added took too much from an otherwise straight forward horror film. Fortunately these couple minor complaints are not nearly enough to bring this film down. When I first saw it in theatres I proclaimed it one of the better horror films I have seen--several viewings later I stick to that comment.

On A Scale Of One To Ten: 9

Insidious Movie Trailer

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