Box Office Guru Wrapup: Insidious Soars to Chilling $41M Debut

Fall moviegoers were in the mood to be scared as the horror sequel Insidious Chapter 2 dominated the North American box office with a spectacular opening that ranked among the best of all-time for its genre. FilmDistrict's follow-up to its 2011 sleeper hit thriller bowed to a stunning $41.1M, according to estimates, averaging a sensational $13,463 from 3,049 locations.

It was the second largest opening ever during the month of September coming in a hair behind the $42.5M of last year's animated comedy Hotel Transylvania. Chapter 2 also generated the second best horror opening of all-time during the August-to-November corridor which is the most popular time of year for that genre due in part to Halloween. The only bigger debut was the $52.6M of another supernatural thriller sequel - 2011's Paranormal Activity 3. For scary movies, first weekend audiences don't get much bigger than this and there was no 3D gimmick to jack up prices.

Many factors contributed to the Insidious success. The first installment was a leggy hit that created a large fan base and the cast was back for the sequel. A PG-13 rating made it commercially-friendly to younger teens who often look for something compelling to see during this back-to-school month. A Friday the 13th release date made sitting in that multiplex extra creepy and director James Wan was red hot coming off of his last film The Conjuring which was a monster hit this summer opening to a similar $41.9M in July. It enjoyed terrific legs, strong word-of-mouth, and currently sits at $136M domestic and an amazing $271M worldwide.

Bad reviews didn't matter as Chapter 2 got the weekend started with a scorching $20.1M opening day on Friday including $1.5M from Thursday night late shows beginning at 10:00pm. Saturday tumbled by a third to $13.5M and Sunday is estimated to fall by 45% to $7.4M. Horror films that use Friday the 13th as their launch date can often make half of their weekend sales in that first day and the latest Insidious was no different. Friday accounted for 49% of its weekend gross.

Produced for a mere $5M, Chapter 2 should shoot ahead of the $54M of its predecessor and become one of the most profitable wide releases of 2013. Studio research showed that the audience was 52% male and 62% under 25 as teens made up a major component. The CinemaScore grade was a B+ which would be decent for most films, but is actually pretty good for the horror genre. The Conjuring scored a notch better with an A- while the year's second biggest fright film, the January supernatural hit Mama, received a B-. With Insidious Chapter 2 and last spring's Olympus Has Fallen, FilmDistrict has had a solid year beating out its peers at the box office.

The witness protection action-comedy The Family debuted in second place with respectable results grossing an estimated $14.5M from 3,091 theaters for a decent $4,691 average. Relativity's R-rated film starring Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer earned lackluster reviews from critics which helped to dampen the overall potential with its target audience of mature adults. But it did deliver one of the best openings for De Niro in a lead role over the past decade. Luc Besson directed and executive producer Martin Scorsese's name was used in advertising to make moviegoers take the film seriously. A lousy C CinemaScore grade indicates a fast fade ahead.

Last week's number one film Riddick suffered the kind of sophomore tumble expected of a sci-fi sequel with lukewarm word-of-mouth. The Universal release fell 63% to an estimated $7M pushing the ten-day total to $31.3M. It was a bit larger than the 61% crash that its predecessor, 2004's The Chronicles of Riddick, experienced in its second weekend in June of that year. Produced for $38M, the new Riddick should finish its domestic run with a mediocre $45M.

A pair of leggy hits from August reached milestones this weekend. If estimates hold, Forest Whitaker's The Butler will cross the $100M mark on Sunday night. The Weinstein Co. release declined by 34% to an estimated $5.6M spending its fifth frame in the top five and is now the distributor's fifth film to break the nine-digit domestic mark. The other four all went on to earn Oscar nominations for Best Picture - Inglourious Basterds, The King's Speech, Django Unchained, and Silver Linings Playbook. Meanwhile, the Warner Bros. sleeper hit We're the Millers became the first live-action film of 2013 to remain in 3,000+ theaters for six weeks. That marks exceptional staying power especially given how competitive the marketplace has been over the last month. The pot smuggling comedy slipped 30% to an estimated $5.4M for $131.6M to date and will soon become Jennifer Aniston's highest-grossing film in a lead role.

The Spanish-language hit Instructions Not Included dropped 48% to an estimated $4.3M in its third round boosting the cume for Lionsgate up to $26.6M. Disney's animated flick Planes held up well again slipping only 26% to an estimated $3.1M for $83M to date.

Sony released a new fan cut of the boy band concert doc One Direction: This Is Us and saw the title slip by 41% to an estimated $2.4M giving the teen girl magnets $26.9M to date. Studio stablemate Elysium followed with an estimated $2.1M, down 35%, and a total of $88.4M. Rounding out the top ten was the fantasy offering Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters which slipped 25% to an estimated $1.8M putting Fox at $62M.

The top ten films grossed an estimated $87.1M which was up 34% from last year when Resident Evil: Retribution debuted at number one with $21.1M; and up 5% from 2011 when The Lion King 3D opened in the top spot with $30.2M.

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Comments

Typhon

Typhon Q

I'm impressed by Insidious 2's performance. However, I doubt that its going to go far from here.

Riddick always looked unoriginal. Its mediocre performance is not surprising.

Sep 15 - 02:20 PM

Vincent

Jay Cutler

Oh, great. Keep filling Wan's bank accounts guys. Just great! Too all those dragged to the theater to see it, I feel your pain.

Sep 15 - 02:36 PM

Sir Phobos

Sir Phobos

The first Insidious was very good. Definitely up there as one of the best horror movies in recent years. Haven't seen the second one, but looking forward to it.

Sep 15 - 06:43 PM

Greg Baltzer

Greg Baltzer

The first Insidious just ripped off several plot points from Poltergeist. It was average at best.

Sep 16 - 09:51 PM

Valmordas

Val Mordas

Agree, average at best.

Sep 17 - 12:58 PM

Lisa H.

Lisa Hew

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Sep 18 - 03:38 PM

Jared Thomas

Jared Thomas

Hey, it's not our fault that James Wan is a terrific old-school horror director.

Sep 15 - 06:44 PM

RoHiT

Good Looking RoHiT

The conjuring was shit filled with lot of cliches. He copied every fuckin scene from old horror movies . You call him best old-school director because he copies every scene from old movies? Idiots.

Sep 15 - 08:27 PM

Francesco Fortuna

Francesco Fortuna

You act as if The Conjuring is the only horror film to have come out that copies things from older movies. News Flash: Pretty much every horror films these days copies some fucking old school horror film in some way. So what's your point? Your post is pretty much a copy of what every hater of The Conjuring says. In fact, your post is pretty much a copy of what every single fucking hater of any acclaimed horror movie (or horror movies in general) says. Good day to you sir.

Sep 15 - 09:02 PM

RoHiT

Good Looking RoHiT

I wanted to like The conjuring but it was disappointing copied film . Yeah, almost every horror movie copies many things from older movies and I HATE THOSE MOVIES. My post is copy? Smartass, Then tell me how to express my hatred towards The Conjuring in other words?. Because of Retards like you they're making shitty horror movies like paranormal activity because you found it SCARY as hell. DUMBASS.

Sep 16 - 12:30 AM

Daniel Irwin

Daniel Irwin

The twist is that Wan took these familiar elements while finding a way to make them his own. That is why "The Conjuring" is a scary smash.

Good Looking RoHit, your arguments are completely invalid.

Sep 16 - 06:14 AM

RoHiT

Good Looking RoHiT

No. He didn't created anything new. Climax was extremely funny.

Sep 16 - 06:42 AM

Dave J

Dave J

If James Wan copied from every horror movie then what kind of movies did you liked had he copied from? Perhaps, "Poltergeist", the original Nosferatu or Frankenstein which were originally in black and white! Like seriously, I don't think there aren't any horror movies that you liked James Wan had copied from!

Sep 16 - 01:40 PM

Infernal D.

Infernal Dude 2.0

Did anyone watch the Escape From Tomorrow trailer?

Sep 15 - 02:43 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nfU_5NWBoE

I'm psyched.

Sep 16 - 09:51 AM

Infernal D.

Infernal Dude 2.0

I'd heard the hype about it but once I saw the trailer I got the "psyched" as well. Psyched is what the kids say now right? Like the "bees knees"?

Sep 16 - 07:33 PM

Willem DaPerson

Willem DaPerson

Well, I didn't get to see anything this weekend, though I'll probably get to see Rush next weekend, or sometime this week.

Sep 15 - 03:02 PM

Bloody Mathias

Mathias N/A

James Wan just became only the second filmmaker in hollywood history to score 2 40m+ opening weekends in the same year. The Wachowskis did it first with their Matrix sequels.

Sep 15 - 05:00 PM

JC Martel

JC Martel

You mean Poltergeist remake chapter 2.

Sep 15 - 05:10 PM

Brad and Netflix

Bradly Martin

Hardly, the Family up and left the house in Insidious. If it was a Haunted house there troubles would have been over!

Sep 15 - 05:48 PM

Greg Baltzer

Greg Baltzer

Actually in Poltergeist 2 the family left the house too. Poltergeist wasn't about a haunted house as much as it was an evil spirits fixation on the little girl, and it followed her where ever she went. I haven't seen Insidious 2 yet to compare, but Insidious 1 borrowed heavily from Poltergeist.

Sep 16 - 11:05 PM

Francesco Fortuna

Francesco Fortuna

Wow, your comment is about as original as these horror movie rip-offs. Seriously that's been done to death, like many horror movies these days.

Sep 15 - 07:56 PM

Shawn Kotzen

Shawn Kotzen

First off, sorry for the crazy-long post, but I had to get this shit out...
Now, I'll start this off with this - ALL YOU GUYS ARE FUCKIN' CLUELESS. At their bare essence, horror films are like roller coasters. They have a slow buildup at the beggining, followed by a big scare and several (just as good) little scares after. When you're finished with the experience, you're not exactly intellectually stimulated and you certainly haven't reached any profound new way of looking at the world, buuuuuttt... that being said, you were entertained, you did scream (hopefully - if it was a "good" one) and you do want to go again right after. Now, knowing all of this... would you bitch and complain about a roller coaster if they had a "similar drop" OR "a similar loop-de-loop or corkscrew" as another roller coaster? NO! Do you know why, because it did its joc - scare the shit out of you! Also, like a roller coaster, a horror movie is only as good as its environment. I mean, would you ride a coaster by yourself? NO! And you wouldn't see a horror movie by yourself either. It's about the overall atmosphere of the film and "Insidious: Chapter 2" - no matter how much it "borrowed" from other horror flick and even itself from part one - was a creepy, effective and atmospheric movie... hands down. I love how Wan and screenwriter Whannell catered to the fans of the first one and made a direct continuation of "Insidious"... and not a re-boot of the story. They could've gone the "American Horor Story" (not a dis, I love the show)or the "Haunting in Connecticutt" route and went in an entirely new direction, but they didn't. They followed-up a great film with an eerie premise and fresh mythology with an equally-creative part 2. So, how can you fault them for that? They even plugged up some plot-holes and answered some questions from part one while they were at it. I mean, if you want an utterly-silly film, with an implausible storyline and a director "ripping-off" other directors left-and-right, then check out the found-footage crapfests Renny Harlin's "The Devil's Pass" or "Frankenstein's Army" (so disappointed in that one) OR Rob Zombie's Dario Argento ["Suspiria"]/ Roman Polanski ["Rosemary's Baby"]wannabe, non-scary, boredom-inducing "Lords of Salem." I realize that "The Conjuring" was just an "Amityville Horror" retread with a better script than that piece-of-crap Ryan Reynolds' remake, but leave "Insidious" alone... at least he's MAKING horror films for us to watch. Can you imagine if there were no more scary movies in the theaters for us to see around the Halloween season. It'd be like all of the amusement parks reopening with no roller coasters. All that'd be left would be carousels and ferris wheels - i.e. "The Family" and "One Direction" movie. Wouldn't that suck?

Sep 15 - 09:44 PM

Pecked

Mark P.

Read every word of your post, Mr. Kotzen. The next-to-last sentence of your post sums it up for me.

And yes, it would suck if their were no more horror movies like the original Insidious.

P.S. One thing, though. If you could perhaps break up your great posts with a couple of "Enter" button keypresses, that would make your comments much more readable. Paragraphs are cool for many reasons.

Sep 15 - 09:57 PM

Francesco Fortuna

Francesco Fortuna

Um, I actually really liked Insidious and loved the Conjuring... I was just pointing out how stupid and unoriginal his comment was. I also went off like this similarly to someone above.

Sep 15 - 10:17 PM

Greg Baltzer

Greg Baltzer

I just didn't find Insidious 1 scary at all. I've been watching horror movies for over 30 years and Insidious was nothing new. It just reminded of a weaker version of Poltergeist. There are just too few new horror classics being made, and Insidious isn't one of them. The great horror movies like End Of The Line never make it into theatre.

Sep 16 - 10:05 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

I wish some of you kids would watch some "old-school" horror films sometime. James Wan isn't even a mediocre Ti West these days, and West is hardly Bava on his best days.

Sep 16 - 09:56 AM

Greg Baltzer

Greg Baltzer

Black Sunday is amazing, and recently watched The Old Dark House and that was great.

Sep 16 - 10:07 PM

Greg Baltzer

Greg Baltzer

I'm glad I'm not the only who noticed Insidious borrowed heavily from Poltergeist.

Sep 16 - 11:00 PM

Brad and Netflix

Bradly Martin

Hardly, the Family up and left the house in Insidious. If it was a Haunted house there troubles would have been over!

Sep 15 - 05:48 PM

Greg Baltzer

Greg Baltzer

Actually in Poltergeist 2 the family left the house too. Poltergeist wasn't about a haunted house as much as it was an evil spirits fixation on the little girl, and it followed her where ever she went. I haven't seen Insidious 2 yet to compare, but Insidious 1 borrowed heavily from Poltergeist.

Sep 16 - 11:05 PM

Dan Birchall

Dan Birchall

I was in the mood to be scared as well. It's just too bad this movie wasn't even remotely scary. :(

Sep 15 - 06:21 PM

Dave J

Dave J

Everybody has their own definition about what's scary.... blood and guts verses loud noises or both! What else is new!

Sep 16 - 12:37 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

I guess 'psychological horror' is out of the question then....

Sep 16 - 02:16 PM

Dave J

Dave J

Yeah...there's that too, but not as of late or in terms of drawing crowds into theatres! These days it's either loud noises or blood and guts!

Sep 16 - 03:21 PM

Sir Phobos

Sir Phobos

The first Insidious was very good. Definitely up there as one of the best horror movies in recent years. Haven't seen the second one, but looking forward to it.

Sep 15 - 06:43 PM

Greg Baltzer

Greg Baltzer

The first Insidious just ripped off several plot points from Poltergeist. It was average at best.

Sep 16 - 09:51 PM

Valmordas

Val Mordas

Agree, average at best.

Sep 17 - 12:58 PM

Lisa H.

Lisa Hew

Start working at home with Google. It?s the most-financialy rewarding I've ever done. On tuesday I got a gorgeous BMW after having earned $7439 this last month. I actually started five months/ago and practically straight away was bringin in at least $74, per-hour. visit this site right here Pow6.com

Sep 18 - 03:38 PM

Jared Thomas

Jared Thomas

Hey, it's not our fault that James Wan is a terrific old-school horror director.

Sep 15 - 06:44 PM

Francesco Fortuna

Francesco Fortuna

Wow, your comment is about as original as these horror movie rip-offs. Seriously that's been done to death, like many horror movies these days.

Sep 15 - 07:56 PM

Shawn Kotzen

Shawn Kotzen

First off, sorry for the crazy-long post, but I had to get this shit out...
Now, I'll start this off with this - ALL YOU GUYS ARE FUCKIN' CLUELESS. At their bare essence, horror films are like roller coasters. They have a slow buildup at the beggining, followed by a big scare and several (just as good) little scares after. When you're finished with the experience, you're not exactly intellectually stimulated and you certainly haven't reached any profound new way of looking at the world, buuuuuttt... that being said, you were entertained, you did scream (hopefully - if it was a "good" one) and you do want to go again right after. Now, knowing all of this... would you bitch and complain about a roller coaster if they had a "similar drop" OR "a similar loop-de-loop or corkscrew" as another roller coaster? NO! Do you know why, because it did its joc - scare the shit out of you! Also, like a roller coaster, a horror movie is only as good as its environment. I mean, would you ride a coaster by yourself? NO! And you wouldn't see a horror movie by yourself either. It's about the overall atmosphere of the film and "Insidious: Chapter 2" - no matter how much it "borrowed" from other horror flick and even itself from part one - was a creepy, effective and atmospheric movie... hands down. I love how Wan and screenwriter Whannell catered to the fans of the first one and made a direct continuation of "Insidious"... and not a re-boot of the story. They could've gone the "American Horor Story" (not a dis, I love the show)or the "Haunting in Connecticutt" route and went in an entirely new direction, but they didn't. They followed-up a great film with an eerie premise and fresh mythology with an equally-creative part 2. So, how can you fault them for that? They even plugged up some plot-holes and answered some questions from part one while they were at it. I mean, if you want an utterly-silly film, with an implausible storyline and a director "ripping-off" other directors left-and-right, then check out the found-footage crapfests Renny Harlin's "The Devil's Pass" or "Frankenstein's Army" (so disappointed in that one) OR Rob Zombie's Dario Argento ["Suspiria"]/ Roman Polanski ["Rosemary's Baby"]wannabe, non-scary, boredom-inducing "Lords of Salem." I realize that "The Conjuring" was just an "Amityville Horror" retread with a better script than that piece-of-crap Ryan Reynolds' remake, but leave "Insidious" alone... at least he's MAKING horror films for us to watch. Can you imagine if there were no more scary movies in the theaters for us to see around the Halloween season. It'd be like all of the amusement parks reopening with no roller coasters. All that'd be left would be carousels and ferris wheels - i.e. "The Family" and "One Direction" movie. Wouldn't that suck?

Sep 15 - 09:44 PM

Pecked

Mark P.

Read every word of your post, Mr. Kotzen. The next-to-last sentence of your post sums it up for me.

And yes, it would suck if their were no more horror movies like the original Insidious.

P.S. One thing, though. If you could perhaps break up your great posts with a couple of "Enter" button keypresses, that would make your comments much more readable. Paragraphs are cool for many reasons.

Sep 15 - 09:57 PM

Francesco Fortuna

Francesco Fortuna

Um, I actually really liked Insidious and loved the Conjuring... I was just pointing out how stupid and unoriginal his comment was. I also went off like this similarly to someone above.

Sep 15 - 10:17 PM

Greg Baltzer

Greg Baltzer

I just didn't find Insidious 1 scary at all. I've been watching horror movies for over 30 years and Insidious was nothing new. It just reminded of a weaker version of Poltergeist. There are just too few new horror classics being made, and Insidious isn't one of them. The great horror movies like End Of The Line never make it into theatre.

Sep 16 - 10:05 PM

Joe Danzo

Joe Danzo

The second one sucked. Couple creepy scenes but pretty lame otherwise.

Sep 15 - 08:21 PM

RoHiT

Good Looking RoHiT

The conjuring was shit filled with lot of cliches. He copied every fuckin scene from old horror movies . You call him best old-school director because he copies every scene from old movies? Idiots.

Sep 15 - 08:27 PM

Francesco Fortuna

Francesco Fortuna

You act as if The Conjuring is the only horror film to have come out that copies things from older movies. News Flash: Pretty much every horror films these days copies some fucking old school horror film in some way. So what's your point? Your post is pretty much a copy of what every hater of The Conjuring says. In fact, your post is pretty much a copy of what every single fucking hater of any acclaimed horror movie (or horror movies in general) says. Good day to you sir.

Sep 15 - 09:02 PM

RoHiT

Good Looking RoHiT

I wanted to like The conjuring but it was disappointing copied film . Yeah, almost every horror movie copies many things from older movies and I HATE THOSE MOVIES. My post is copy? Smartass, Then tell me how to express my hatred towards The Conjuring in other words?. Because of Retards like you they're making shitty horror movies like paranormal activity because you found it SCARY as hell. DUMBASS.

Sep 16 - 12:30 AM

Daniel Irwin

Daniel Irwin

The twist is that Wan took these familiar elements while finding a way to make them his own. That is why "The Conjuring" is a scary smash.

Good Looking RoHit, your arguments are completely invalid.

Sep 16 - 06:14 AM

RoHiT

Good Looking RoHiT

No. He didn't created anything new. Climax was extremely funny.

Sep 16 - 06:42 AM

Dave J

Dave J

If James Wan copied from every horror movie then what kind of movies did you liked had he copied from? Perhaps, "Poltergeist", the original Nosferatu or Frankenstein which were originally in black and white! Like seriously, I don't think there aren't any horror movies that you liked James Wan had copied from!

Sep 16 - 01:40 PM

Francesco Fortuna

Francesco Fortuna

You act as if The Conjuring is the only horror film to have come out that copies things from older movies. News Flash: Pretty much every horror films these days copies some fucking old school horror film in some way. So what's your point? Your post is pretty much a copy of what every hater of The Conjuring says. In fact, your post is pretty much a copy of what every single fucking hater of any acclaimed horror movie (or horror movies in general) says. Good day to you sir.

Sep 15 - 09:02 PM

RoHiT

Good Looking RoHiT

I wanted to like The conjuring but it was disappointing copied film . Yeah, almost every horror movie copies many things from older movies and I HATE THOSE MOVIES. My post is copy? Smartass, Then tell me how to express my hatred towards The Conjuring in other words?. Because of Retards like you they're making shitty horror movies like paranormal activity because you found it SCARY as hell. DUMBASS.

Sep 16 - 12:30 AM

Daniel Irwin

Daniel Irwin

The twist is that Wan took these familiar elements while finding a way to make them his own. That is why "The Conjuring" is a scary smash.

Good Looking RoHit, your arguments are completely invalid.

Sep 16 - 06:14 AM

RoHiT

Good Looking RoHiT

No. He didn't created anything new. Climax was extremely funny.

Sep 16 - 06:42 AM

Pecked

Mark P.

Well, good. I'm happy for Insidious: Chapter 2. Haven't seen it yet, and may not see it in the theaters, but...

Gosh. I can't explain why I'm pleased with Insidious: Chapter 2's success. After seeing Insidious, I suppose I'm a really, really, old school horror fan.

There is something very honest about Mr. Wan's films. Perhaps that's it.

Sep 15 - 09:11 PM

Shawn Kotzen

Shawn Kotzen

First off, sorry for the crazy-long post, but I had to get this shit out...
Now, I'll start this off with this - ALL YOU GUYS ARE FUCKIN' CLUELESS. At their bare essence, horror films are like roller coasters. They have a slow buildup at the beggining, followed by a big scare and several (just as good) little scares after. When you're finished with the experience, you're not exactly intellectually stimulated and you certainly haven't reached any profound new way of looking at the world, buuuuuttt... that being said, you were entertained, you did scream (hopefully - if it was a "good" one) and you do want to go again right after. Now, knowing all of this... would you bitch and complain about a roller coaster if they had a "similar drop" OR "a similar loop-de-loop or corkscrew" as another roller coaster? NO! Do you know why, because it did its joc - scare the shit out of you! Also, like a roller coaster, a horror movie is only as good as its environment. I mean, would you ride a coaster by yourself? NO! And you wouldn't see a horror movie by yourself either. It's about the overall atmosphere of the film and "Insidious: Chapter 2" - no matter how much it "borrowed" from other horror flick and even itself from part one - was a creepy, effective and atmospheric movie... hands down. I love how Wan and screenwriter Whannell catered to the fans of the first one and made a direct continuation of "Insidious"... and not a re-boot of the story. They could've gone the "American Horor Story" (not a dis, I love the show)or the "Haunting in Connecticutt" route and went in an entirely new direction, but they didn't. They followed-up a great film with an eerie premise and fresh mythology with an equally-creative part 2. So, how can you fault them for that? They even plugged up some plot-holes and answered some questions from part one while they were at it. I mean, if you want an utterly-silly film, with an implausible storyline and a director "ripping-off" other directors left-and-right, then check out the found-footage crapfests Renny Harlin's "The Devil's Pass" or "Frankenstein's Army" (so disappointed in that one) OR Rob Zombie's Dario Argento ["Suspiria"]/ Roman Polanski ["Rosemary's Baby"]wannabe, non-scary, boredom-inducing "Lords of Salem." I realize that "The Conjuring" was just an "Amityville Horror" retread with a better script than that piece-of-crap Ryan Reynolds' remake, but leave "Insidious" alone... at least he's MAKING horror films for us to watch. Can you imagine if there were no more scary movies in the theaters for us to see around the Halloween season. It'd be like all of the amusement parks reopening with no roller coasters. All that'd be left would be carousels and ferris wheels - i.e. "The Family" and "One Direction" movie. Wouldn't that suck?

Sep 15 - 09:44 PM

Pecked

Mark P.

Read every word of your post, Mr. Kotzen. The next-to-last sentence of your post sums it up for me.

And yes, it would suck if their were no more horror movies like the original Insidious.

P.S. One thing, though. If you could perhaps break up your great posts with a couple of "Enter" button keypresses, that would make your comments much more readable. Paragraphs are cool for many reasons.

Sep 15 - 09:57 PM

Francesco Fortuna

Francesco Fortuna

Um, I actually really liked Insidious and loved the Conjuring... I was just pointing out how stupid and unoriginal his comment was. I also went off like this similarly to someone above.

Sep 15 - 10:17 PM

Greg Baltzer

Greg Baltzer

I just didn't find Insidious 1 scary at all. I've been watching horror movies for over 30 years and Insidious was nothing new. It just reminded of a weaker version of Poltergeist. There are just too few new horror classics being made, and Insidious isn't one of them. The great horror movies like End Of The Line never make it into theatre.

Sep 16 - 10:05 PM

Pecked

Mark P.

Read every word of your post, Mr. Kotzen. The next-to-last sentence of your post sums it up for me.

And yes, it would suck if their were no more horror movies like the original Insidious.

P.S. One thing, though. If you could perhaps break up your great posts with a couple of "Enter" button keypresses, that would make your comments much more readable. Paragraphs are cool for many reasons.

Sep 15 - 09:57 PM

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