Insidious (2011)

Director: James Wan

Writer: Leigh Whannell

Starring: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Lin Shave, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, Barbara Hershey


Story After Dalton (Simpkins) has an accident resulting him to not be able to wake up and seemingly in a coma, only the Doctors don’t believe he is and simple can not explain what has happened. Dalton’s parents Josh (Wilson) and Renai (Byrne) start to experience strange goings on. This strange goings on haunts Renai more and reaches a limit for her when some form of ghost attacks her.


After that encounter the family move. Thinking everything is all right the haunting continues. The family consults expect Elise (Shave) and her two expects on different fields Specs (Whannell) who deals with sounds and Tucker (Sampson) who is visual expert. The family learns its not the house that is haunted it’s their son. Can they escape the haunting and go back to their normal lives?


Verdict This simple put brilliant horror movie is a must watch for horror fans. The Saw team deliver another original shocker with a great twist ending. The music adds to the atmosphere, which just keeps tension growing and growing all the way to the climax never lagging once it starts. Each ghostly figure has different characteristics, which add to different scares. All the characters genuinely looked scared all the way through all scare sequences.  

Story Mark 9/10 Original edge of your seat brilliant.

Horror Mark 10/10 Top scares that keep coming again and again.

Star Performances Rose Byrne – concerned mother scared through out.

Favourite Character Specs – Childish character who has a serious role as seen in the bit where he sees an action figure too his translator communications with the dead scene

Best Part The fact it keeps getting better as the story unfolds

Worst Part Nothing

Best Quote Josh – ‘this is the first line of a joke, right? A guy comes home to find his wife with a priest’

My Rating 94%

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