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Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015)

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Critic Consensus: Insidious: Chapter 3 isn't as terrifying as the original, although it boasts surprising thematic depth and is enlivened by another fine performance from Lin Shaye.

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The new chapter in the terrifying horror series is written and directed by franchise co-creator Leigh Whannell. This chilling prequel, set before the haunting of the Lambert family, reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl (Stefanie Scott) who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity. (C) Focus
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PG-13 (for violence, frightening images, some language and thematic elements)
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Horror
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Cast

Dermot Mulroney
as Sean Brenner
Stefanie Scott
as Quinn Brenner
Angus Sampson
as Tucker
Lin Shaye
as Elise Rainier
Tate Berney
as Alex Brenner
Michael Reid Mackay
as The Man Who Can't Breathe
Hayley Kiyoko
as Maggie
Corbett Tuck
as Danielle
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Critic Reviews for Insidious: Chapter 3

All Critics (113) | Top Critics (25)

As middling, somewhat serviceable horror fare, it delivers its own share of jump scares, but whatever visceral effect it might have had wears off the instant the credits begin to roll.

Full Review… | January 21, 2016
The Atlantic
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The quiet stretches actually serve their purpose here, creating a sense of intimacy with the characters as opposed to simply marking time between the shocks.

Full Review… | June 11, 2015
Chicago Reader
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Tepid ghost story Insidious: Chapter 3 tries and fails to emphasize character-driven drama over cheap, jump-scare-intensive thrills.

Full Review… | June 11, 2015
Village Voice
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You sort of want to give the movie a pass. But given its distinguished forebears, Insidious: Chapter 3 doesn't quite live up to expectations.

Full Review… | June 5, 2015
New York Magazine/Vulture
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They say the third time's the charm. Not with the Insidious series, it isn't.

Full Review… | June 5, 2015
ReelViews
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You need more than a few sudden noises and scary shocks to make a good horror movie. But "Insidious: Chapter Three" is at least an OK horror movie.

Full Review… | June 5, 2015
Newark Star-Ledger
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Audience Reviews for Insidious: Chapter 3

Is Insidious the new Saw? This passable film bears no connection with the end of the second chapter and seems like it could have been the backdoor pilot of a TV series preceding the events of the first two films, and it isn't very original or scary at all. Of course, this is not the end.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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Lacks the thrills the original gave. Leaving you disappointed rather than scared!

Film Crazy
Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

Is this the scariest movie of the year? Of course not! But the repetitive scares are more than enough to lean forward in your seat for and (as every critic has stated up to this point) for a "part 3", "Insidious: Chapter 3" works as throw away, yet effective entertainment. But I enjoyed "Insidious: Chapter 2", so what do I know? Read the rest of my review at: http://www.examiner.com/review/insidious-chapter-3-scary-enough Follow me on Twitter @moviesmarkus

Markus Robinson
Markus Robinson

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