Insidious

Insidious

(2011)

Horror from the director of Saw about a young family's fight to keep evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further. Stars Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne.

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BY Jashezilla superstar

The plot is completely messed up but the way the horror scenes were done was phenomenal. And that music though...


BY Rhys-Rushton superstar

Insidious speaks to me in a tone many movies of its elk have failed to do but I am left in two minds.

Mind 1 – The first two thirds of the movie have the potential to rank up there with some of horrors greats. So I really wanted to like this movie.

Mind 2 –The last third of the movie choked and dies a horrible death. So much so, I wanted to personally drill out the director’s frontal lobe, and hand myself into police.

I think the later of my thoughts is born out of frustration; that... More so much of the production had been invested in the 1st 2/3rds that anything less than a brilliantly well plotted ending would be sacrilegious.
I got the sense that somewhere along the production path there was a rush to complete the project and perhaps the final third was rushed. Whatever it was it totally ruined the tone of the movie for me. I think being a smaller budgeted film shot in a relatively short period (about 3 weeks) had a lot to do with it, and that I understand.

I want to love this movie. I think I do love this movie, and I want other people to see it but I want them to see it and be prepared for the rasp of a disappointing final third and as such perhaps lessen the blow.

A ‘needs improvement’ 3/5

Looking forward to I2.Hide


For those who love a good scare Insidious is the movie for you. Was an good movie with two solid leads. A bit predictable but worth the watch.


I pursuaded my partner to see this with me because of reviews on IMDB. Big mistake.
Starts off reasonably well. Couple move to new house with a child etc....spooky and well done with some obvious but effective shocks. Thought it was going quite well. Then the guy in make up turns up and what the hell happened? The film fell apart, and some pretty good talent turned rotten and went for some kind of ensemble award for woeful overacting. The special effects are appalling and the "surprise... More ending" was signposted al the way along.
Avoid and save your money for something more worthy!Hide


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