Critic Consensus: Aside from a shaky final act, Insidious is a very scary and very fun haunted house thrill ride.
Saw franchise veterans James Wan and Leigh Whannell team with Paranormal Activity writer/director Oren Peli to give the familiar haunted house story an exciting new twist with this tale of a family that moves into an old house and begins to suspect they are under siege from otherworldly forces when their young son inexplicably falls into a deep coma. As devoted parents Josh (Patrick Wilson) and Renai (Rose Byrne) struggle in vain to uncover the root cause of their son's condition, the stress of the situation gradually begins to take its toll on their once-strong relationship. Later, when darkness falls and specters appear to reach out for them from the shadows, the frightened parents realize they're dealing with powers beyond human comprehension. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi … More
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Critic Reviews for Insidious
"Insidious" ultimately works because of Mr. Whannell's script, which manages to be inventive and unpredictable despite its paint-by-numbers formalism.
A tale of intriguing situations that rise to the surface carefully and cautiously before they explode in a flashy series of stimulating resolutions.
This is a movie that wants to be several movies at once. It turns out to be none of them.
Insidious is effectively creepy and is able to provide some great horror elements without the gore.
Audience Reviews for Insidious
I don't usually do horror movies, but this one was actually pretty good, even if I did spend a great amount of time talking and yelling at the TV to distract myself from potential jump scenes.
Insidious is the equivalent of a haunted house theme park ride. Frequent jump scares abound, most of them quite effective. By the time the ending roles around, you aren't as scared as you were when the film started (the third act goes into hyper-drive with effects overload), but if you're looking for a fun horror flick to watch, Insidious works.
|Elise Rainier:||You're now outside. Let my voice be your guide. Keep a steady stride. Into the further you go...|
|Dalton Lambert:||Last night I watch myself sleep, then I flew away.|
|Elise Rainier:||You're now outside... Let my voice be your guide... Keep a steady stride... Into the further you go...|
|Dalton Lambert:||Oh my god daddy, he's looking..|
|Lipstick-Face Demon:||Where is it, I want it, give it to me, I want it and I want it NOW!|
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