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Insidious (2011)



Critic Consensus: Aside from a shaky final act, Insidious is a very scary and very fun haunted house thrill ride.

Movie Info

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, Rovimore
Rating: PG-13 (for thematic material, violence, terror and frightening images, and brief strong language)
Genre: Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Leigh Whannell
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 12, 2011
Box Office: $53.7M
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Patrick Wilson
as Josh Lambert
Rose Byrne
as Renai Lambert
Ty Simpkins
as Dalton Lambert
Lin Shaye
as Elise Rainier
Barbara Hershey
as Lorraine Lambert
Andrew Astor
as Foster Lambert
Kelly Devoto
as Doll Girl #1
Corbett Tuck
as Nurse Adele/Doll Gir...
Heather Tocquigny
as Nurse Kelly
Ruben Pla
as Dr. Sercarz
John Henry Binder
as Father Martin
Joseph Bishara
as Lipstick-Face Demon
Philip Friedman
as Old Woman
J LaRose
as Long Haired Fiend
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Critic Reviews for Insidious

All Critics (167) | Top Critics (31)

"Insidious" ultimately works because of Mr. Whannell's script, which manages to be inventive and unpredictable despite its paint-by-numbers formalism.

Full Review… | October 7, 2015
Critic's Notebook

A tale of intriguing situations that rise to the surface carefully and cautiously before they explode in a flashy series of stimulating resolutions.

Full Review… | October 4, 2015

Finds a pitch-perfect balance between homage and originality.

Full Review… | August 26, 2015

This is a movie that wants to be several movies at once. It turns out to be none of them.

Full Review… | June 22, 2013

Insidious is effectively creepy and is able to provide some great horror elements without the gore.

Full Review… | June 2, 2013
We Got This Covered

After a suspenseful and shock-filled first hour, it loses control and veers off into routine supernatural silliness. I hate it when that happens.

Full Review… | February 15, 2013
Georgia Straight

Audience Reviews for Insidious

review coming.

Jens S.

Super Reviewer

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.

Flutie Archibald

Super Reviewer

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.

Edward Boxler

Super Reviewer

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