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June 14, 2018
Buena con un final un poco raro
½ May 26, 2018
Um dos melhores filmes de terror que eu já vi nos últmos anos. Ótimo clima de terror que não precisa de monstros com dentes afiados para assustados imbecis.
½ May 1, 2018
Very scary. creepy throughout. pretty good story. amazing horror-themed score contributed significantly to the creepy tone. good acting. (2 viewings)
½ April 15, 2018
A film that is raved about it's use of subtle horror film making ruins everything as soon as it stops being subtle.

This film is shot very well, has a good atmosphere, great acting and a great first half. The 'show don't tell' film making is at it's strongest in the build up which creates some genuinely creepy scenes.

Then...something happens. The film takes a dive for the worst. I'm sure everyone's made jokes about the Demon in this film looking like Darth Maul from Star Wars but they're not wrong. All that great build up and mystery is destroyed when they start shoving everything in your face towards the second half. Suddenly the scares become predictable and generic. The Demon/Ghost design is boring and not scary in the slightest. As a film series that boasts about being a breath of fresh air for the horror genre it sure does like to be exactly like every horror film in previous years, at least towards the end.

I say watch the film for the first half of it because that part does not disappoint but be prepared to lose interest the further you go.
April 4, 2018
i got scared on the piano sounds
April 4, 2018
The premise is interesting, and all the ingredients for a good horror film are present, yet they don't add up to the sum of their parts. Insidious has 1 or 2 nice twists... yet my (basic) definition of a horror means the movie delivers more than just a few jump-scares. Unfortunately imho Insidious didn't do much more than that.
Side note: Patrick Wilson does a fine job in his role, again, and is well on his way to becoming a successful horror actor.
March 28, 2018
It makes probably the best use of "jump off your seat" scenes of any movies I can recall, plus the setup is made with a realistic approach rather than fictional arguements which make the experience stronger..
March 24, 2018
It is very good film
March 20, 2018
Very fresh take on the horror genre.
March 4, 2018
A brilliant horror film with a lot of suspense/ scary scenes and a great story. James Wan has made yet another creepy film with great set pieces which set the tone really well. Rose Byrne and Patrick Wilson did a great job in this. the music is really creepy and the jump scares kept getting me everytime.
February 15, 2018
prove generali prima di The Conjuring. Si perde nel finale, che non spaventa nenache per sbaglio. Gli attori sono bravi, diretti da una regia che fa del virtuosismo la sua arma migliore, di chi sa bene di essere molto bravo. j
James Wan la vanesia. Discreto
January 29, 2018
First of all the director tried to do everything to made this a perfect Horror-thriller/or even masterpiece according to some people ! but failed at every dept.

All James wan r Filled with very unnecessary jump scare scenes.. this1 is not an exception. Also it will be followed by some nonsense sequel..so watch out !!

Family(Father bloodline) with a Sp. gift+evil spirit following them+Ghosts in the new house they moved in ... oh! anything left dear director sir ?? 1 st one which seems to be unique but only to writer audiences already watched it in poltergeist..they added some of their nonsense in it.They tried to frighten people with Red demon ,which actually made me laugh when he climbs like spider man on the wall & A psycho evil killer spirit following Child's father with a secret desire .Director tried to create some nonsense craziness with this psycho, worst part of the movie. goes to end in a diff. way rather than Happy ending !! which is not enough to save it!!

once a wise man said A Bad can Ruin your day ! so watch it at your on RISK
½ January 28, 2018
Strengths: In a post-Paranormal Activity world, the haunted house genre can feel oversaturated. Insidious did a good job twisting on the formula, kind of the same way Paranormal Activity did. Instead of a typical haunted house, it's a person who is haunted. The film does good job playing up the scares, providing a good blend of frightening with the creepy. The use of the upbeat music that the demon enjoyed was flat out unsettling. Rose Byrne (Renai) was a solid screen queen, while Patrick Wilson (Josh) got the better stuff to work with and did admirable in the role. The standout scene was the séance, which looked great and had a terribly creepy vibe to it.

Weaknesses: As usual with horror movies, there's just so many that tropes and clichés are found often. That's the case here. While there are good ideas sprinkled in, a lot of the scare attempts feel too familiar to stand out. The characters were well-acted, but don't have enough depth to make the viewer care about what happens to them. In fact, you may find yourself being okay with Josh being in peril. Steven (Leigh Whannell, who also wrote the film) and Tucker (Angus Sampson) were two characters that felt out of place. They were supposed to be comic relief, but instead stuck out like sore thumbs.

Overall: This is a pretty good horror movie, filled with some cool ideas. Unfortunately, some things don't click and it relies on too many tropes to be anything special.
½ January 27, 2018
It was a good time...the 1st and 2nd act was pretty good but the 3rd act was bit less scary (my opinion).... Should have been great but still entertaining and scary....
January 19, 2018
unique, nightmarish, and just terrifying. Insidious is an incredible horror movie with great acting and storyingtelling.
January 17, 2018
Decent. Kind of fun. Good shock-scare moments. Silly monster. Pretty good performances.
January 14, 2018
scary first half other half more story really goid
January 13, 2018
I wannaaas seeee ittt
January 9, 2018
a movie with an idea and some world building......dont miss it
January 9, 2018
Not since "The Shining" has a horror movie been so stylishly scary. It's downright terrifying.
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