Movie Review – Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015)

Insidious: Chapter 3, 2015.

Directed by Leigh Whannell.

Starring Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson and Michael Reid MacKay.


A prequel set before the haunting of the Lambert family that reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.

Making an effective horror film is simple in theory, but for whatever reason is never executed properly by studios, writers, or directors. All that is necessary are characters likable enough to care about, and appropriate pacing built on tension (not jump scares) and an escalation of danger. Start off with some mild scares and odd occurrences, and build off of it to a finale where the stakes are high.

Insidious: Chapter 3 marks franchise supporting actor Leigh Whannell in the director’s chair for

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