Insidious 2011

Insidious

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

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Parents (Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne) take drastic measures when it seems their new home is haunted and their comatose son (Ty Simpkins) is possessed by a malevolent entity.

Cast & Crew

Patrick Wilson
Josh Lambert
Rose Byrne
Renai Lambert
Lin Shaye
Elise Rainier
Ty Simpkins
Dalton Lambert
Barbara Hershey
Lorraine Lambert
Andrew Astor
Foster Lambert
James Wan
Director
Leigh Whannell
Screenwriter
Oren Peli
Producer
Brian Kavanaugh-Jones
Executive Producer
David Brewer
Cinematographer
Joseph Bishara
Original Music
Aaron Sims
Production Design
Jennifer Spence
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Critic Reviews for Insidious

All Critics (176) | Top Critics (37) | Fresh (116) | Rotten (60)

Audience Reviews for Insidious

  • Apr 13, 2015
    A worthy start to an influential franchise, the supreme mix of Wan and Whannell proves to blend enough ghouls and grime to result in a fun film. Byrne fits the "contemporary stone-faced worrier" of a mother horror archetype that seems so popular nowadays and she does rather well as the tired-eyed parent of a young boy in a coma, who seems to be attracting the tormented and often disfigured demons who inhabit a distant realm. Patrick Wilson balances her out well with the warmth of the father-figure and also gives a good performance as a genuinely concerned and worried parent. The use of colour borrows heavily from the work of Argento and thats a good thing, smearing our worst nightmares in candy-coloured paint, contrasting to the bleakness of the real world. The main demon antagonist is a little kooky though and depending on its audience will definitely inspire a few unintentional laughs.
    Harry W Super Reviewer
  • Nov 02, 2014
    Insidious is one scary movie. With a spine-tingling soundtrack, creepy images, and a refreshing lack of blood, Insidious is hugely frightening horror movie fare that will thrillingly haunt you when the lights go out. Rating: 82
    Bradley J Super Reviewer
  • Jul 31, 2014
    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 A Super Reviewer
  • Jun 05, 2014
    Creepy and atmospheric, Insidious is a dark supernatural thriller. After witnessing several disturbances Renai Lambert starts to suspect that her new house is haunted and that her family is in danger. Featuring Rose Byrne, Patrick Wilson, and Barbara Hershey, the cast has some impressive talent. However, the script is rather weak and starts to fall apart in the last act. It's also quite predictable (after a certain point) and starts to follow the usual haunted house/possession formula. Insidious delivers a few scares, but overall it's a pretty rote horror film.
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