Insidious (I) (2010)

PG-13   |    |  Horror, Mystery, Thriller


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A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further.

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12 December 2013 | ma-cortes
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| Supernatural horror plenty of weird phenomenon, creepy beings and eerie events
The Lambert family formed by father (Patrick Wilson) , mother (Rose Byrne) and children move into a new home . Little do they know that the house is haunted. The family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further . The next morning, Riene puts her books on the shelf. A few minutes later the books fall off the shelf on their own. The baby monitor says it all, the demon takes over an innocent child . Later on , the parents asking for help the medium and Lorraine's (Barbara Hershey) old friend Elise Rainier (Lim Shaye) , who brings her group of ghost hunters Specs (Leigh Whannell , also screenwriter) and Tucker (Angus Sampson) to resolve the ghastly mystery .

This is a haunted child movie that contains restless horror as when the invisible and threatening beings attack . Tension , creepy atmosphere , genuine chills , suspense is continued and appear lurking and menacing into dining room , hallway and rooms . Great loads of screams , shocks , exploitation and terror abound with the usual poltergeists phenomenon caused by the weird entities . It's recreated with magnificent make-up and high grade plethora special effects which are frightening and horrifying the spectator . Writer Leigh Whannell stated at the Toronto Film Festival that when he wrote the film he had a list of horror movie clichés posted above him, so he could avoid using them ; he said the first one was to make sure the family moved into a new house once the haunting started . Eerie musical score by Joseph Bishara creating a spooky atmosphere. Dark as well atmospheric cinematography by David M. Brewer and John R. Leonetti .

The film was well directed by James Wan and it was shot in just three weeks . Won two 2011 Fright Meter Awards: Best Horror Movie and Best Supporting Actress, Lin Shaye . Wan is an expert writer and filmmaker on terror genre as he has demonstrated in ¨Saw¨ saga , ¨Dead silence¨, among others . James Wan subsequently directed ¨The Conjuring¨ also starred by Patrick Wilson , another terror film in which keeps it horror with yet another haunted house film . It was followed by ¨Insidious Chapter 2¨ , the story is split between the present day and 1986, where a young Elise Rainier is called in to help Lorraine Lambert and her son , again starred by Patrick Wilson as Josh Lambert , Rose Byrne as Renai Lambert , Ty Simpkins as Dalton , Lin Shaye a Elise Rainier , Barbara Hershey as Lorraine Lambert , Steve Coulter as Carl and Leigh Whannell as Specs . Furthermore , producers are preparing ¨Insidious 3¨.

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