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Insidious 2010

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Josh and Renai are a happily married couple with three young children who have moved into an idyllic new suburban home. When tragedy strikes their young son, Josh and Renai begin to experience things in the house that are beyond explanation. Before long, their lives are turned upside down by demonic forces, hell-bent on terrorising their existence.

Patrick Wilson,Rose Byrne
1 hour, 38 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Thriller, Horror
Director James Wan
Starring Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne
Supporting actors Barbara Hershey, Angus Sampson, Ty Simpkins
Studio Momentum Pictures
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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3.9 out of 5 stars

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99 of 106 people found the following review helpful By Mr. S. Johnson on 16 July 2011
Format: DVD
Not many films scare me these days. Mostly it's all gore or cheap shocks. But gut-churning scares are something of a rarity. Insidious, the new film from Saw director, James Wan, has chills and creeps a-plenty, with the obligatory jump-out-of-your-seat shocks thrown in for good measure.

Josh and Renai Lambert (Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne) have three kids, two young boys and a baby girl. Soon after moving into a new house, weird stuff starts happening: strange noises, glimpses of figures, the usual. When Rose is attacked by a spectral figure and their son, Dalton, ends up in a coma-that's-not-really-a-coma, they decide to move house again.

Obviously this doesn't help and Josh's mum (Barbara Hershey) calls in a psychic, Elise, and her team to help. Turns out it's not the houses that were haunted, but Dalton. You see, the young scamp can astral project himself to a place Elise calls The Further. Unfortunately, he's strayed too far and got lost, unable to find his way back to his body, which is now an empty vessel attracting spirits and demons like flies around... you know.

Luckily, the ability to project astrally is genetic (hard science!), so Josh has to go in and bring back his son before the big bad can get his literal claws into him.

Doesn't sound too scary, does it? Actually sounds a bit like a rip-off of Poltergeist. Yeah, well, it is a bit. But it's a flippin' scary one!

From the outset, you are peering into dark corners, wondering if you saw something there. Was that a face at the window? Did somebody walk by that open door just then? There's plenty of that and all's well and good while that's going on. It's when the astral projection sub-plot arrives that things go a bit awry.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rbmusicman/and/movie-fan' TOP 100 REVIEWER on 12 Sept. 2014
Format: DVD
Must admit i had read a mixed bag of reviews at the time of it's cinema release, therefore was unsure of what to expect.
However, i have to say this was one of the most chilling and tense films i've seen in recent years, it did run out of steam a little toward the end sadly, but, it's worth a watch at the very least.
The story tells of a family who's son had fallen, seemingly into a coma after the fall.
When unexplained things start to happen around the home along with images of persons not really there 'Renai' persuades her husband to move home, which they do, however the problems they experienced in the old house are still with them.
they call in a team that specialise in strange happenings, but the answers they are getting are not what they want to hear.
Somehow the problem is within their son who remains in a coma, they are being told he's not in a coma but in another world, alive, but his concious being is being threatened.......can they bring him back with help. ?
Maybe watching it early, if you are a little nervous, just so you can watch something after that's ''nice'' .....just to avoid ''nightmares''
This was a pretty decent watch, however the follow-up, for me, at least, fell well short of expectation.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By The Dandy Highwayman on 30 May 2011
Format: DVD
I've started writing this review about six times because I still can't quite make up my mind about this latest offering.

With the obvious 'Saw' and 'Paranormal Activity' connections, 'Insidious' had a lot to live up to. I'm going to try and give you the pros and cons and let you make your mind up. Why? Because I can't decide whether this is cheesy rubbish or actually a refreshing return to good, old-fashioned tension (non-blood and guts) horror. This will be quite cathartic for me and hopefully of interest to you!

The 'Fors'....

* For all that this smacks of another creepy kid movie, it is different to most. There are elements of 'Poltergeist' Poltergeist (25th Anniversary Edition) [DVD] but in the main has found it's niche in an otherwise crowded sub-genre.

* I like the fact that 'Insidious' steers away from 'Paranormal Activity' in that for all the jumpy bits and great tension, it does go beyond that (especially in the last half an hour) and plunges into Stephen King-esque fantasy horror. The two main characters find themselves in another dimension, fending off ghouls that are trying to inhabit the little boy's body; something that you wouldn't have expected during the first hour.

* Generally, nothing is wrong with the story, character development and acting

The 'Againsts'....

* The 'ghosts' aren't scary at all and they are all full-bodied (as opposed to apparitions). At times it looked a bit like an A-Level drama play

* There is the odd cringe-worthy moment in the script!

* The pair of ghost hunters are meant to add some comic relief.
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By EA Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 11 Jan. 2015
Format: DVD
A family moves into a new home, and spooky things start happening. Eventually they realize the truth -- they are being haunted by a malevolent supernatural force.

It's a plot so common that it has become a cliche, but there is still some creative juice to be squeezed from it -- and in "Insidious," it scares the pants off you. James Wan (the guy who gave us the original "Saw" and "Dead Silence") crafts a slow, eerie drift through a ghostly nightmare, which is only flawed because sometimes it feels like he's throwing every single scary thing imaginable into it.

Renai and Josh Lambert (Rose Byrne and Patrick Wilson) have just moved into a lovely new house with their three children, and everything seems fine.... until their son Dalton (Ty Simpkins) falls into a coma, and the doctors don't know why. Then weird things start happening -- Dalton's brother reveals that Dalton sleepwalks through the house every night, faces appear in the windows, and a mysterious specter attacks Renai.

So they do the sensible thing: move to a new house. But then Josh's mother Lorraine (Barbara Hershey) spots a horrifying figure lurking near Dalton's body, and they realize that whatever was haunting them before has followed them.

So Lorraine calls in an old psychic friend, Elise (Lin Shaye); Josh believes that she's just a fraud, but she soon shows that she can detect the Darth Maul-looking creature that is haunting Dalton. It turns out that Dalton's soul is lost in a spiritual in-between zone that Elise calls The Further -- and if they don't save him soon, something terrible will steal his body.
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