Insidious

DVD - 2011
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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Josh and Renai have a happy family, until tragedy strikes their young son, and he begins to experience things that science cannot explain. Now they must try to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further.

Publisher: [Culver City, Calif.] : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2011]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (102 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Title: Insidious
[videorecording]
Publisher: [Culver City, Calif.] : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2011]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (102 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: CPL DVD# 6194940
Summary: Josh and Renai have a happy family, until tragedy strikes their young son, and he begins to experience things that science cannot explain. Now they must try to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further.
Audience: MPAA rating PG-13 for thematic material, violence, terror and frightening images, and brief strong language.
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Performers: Barbara Hershey, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Patrick Wilson.
System Details: DVD; anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1); Dolby digital 5.1.
Other Language: English dialogue; English or Spanish subtitles; subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject Headings: Demonology Drama. Astral projection Drama. Supernatural Drama.
Genre/Form: Feature films-2011.
DVD-Video discs-2011.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired-2011.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Horror films-2011.
Topical Term: Demonology
Astral projection
Supernatural
Publisher No: 38155
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Mar 12, 2015

I gave this a chance, and it had me going, right up until the STUPID, non-shock climax where they can't imagine letting the protagonist s have a successful, happy ending. No, there has to be a lame, unsurprising shock ending which invalidates everything that's gone before. Blah. Shame on you all, and to hell with you, producers, director, and all. Get an ef-ing clue. This sort of thing has been done to death. A minus 5 stars. Skip it.

Dec 05, 2014
  • Nursebob rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

California yuppies Josh and Renai Lambert and their three kids haven’t even finished unpacking when they realize their stately new house has a few unsettling quirks—but when eldest son Dalton falls into an unexplained coma after an impromptu visit to the attic things slowly take a turn for the bizarre. Several months later a still comatose Dalton is being cared for at home when a series of frightening visitations convince Renai that his illness is more spiritual than physical causing her to seek some rather unorthodox interventions despite her husband’s objections. With their son’s soul in the balance the Lamberts find themselves involved in a supernatural tug-of-war with only two possible outcomes: life, or eternal damnation. Director James Wan takes a fairly straightforward “demons in the belfry” haunted house story and dresses it up with such ballsy panache that I found myself smiling even as I teetered on the edge of my seat. The usual assortment of frights and shocks are served up with style thanks to some highly effective lighting and camerawork while an underlying dark humour in the form of a pair of bickering ghostbuster geeks and their elderly mentor (a deadly earnest Lin Shaye) begins as comic relief but quickly leads to a wild seance-cum-exorcism that practically leaps off the screen in a hail of quick edits and exploding flashbulbs. A visit to the netherworld provides a final creepy treat as Dalton’s dilemma is explained by a series of macabre tableaux awash in a sea of fog machines and lurid neon. Even the inevitable twist ending that promises a sequel (already out on DVD) had me laughing more out of anticipation than annoyance. It’s all chills and nonsense of course, but presented with such deadpan cheekiness (look for Wan’s sly allusion to his Saw movie franchise) that it won over my better judgement just the same. If you’re looking for a smart popcorn thriller that’s easy on the brain without being insulting you need look no further.

Sep 28, 2014
  • gemini07 rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Terrible acting, script , makeup/costuming. Some parts were so bad I had to laugh. Couldn't take this movie seriously.

Apr 19, 2014
  • jazeebelle rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Enjoyed this movie. I didn't think i would like it as much as i did. I was happily surprised. I was excited when the sequel came out, but dissapointed in its execution. Watch this one but not the sequel.

Apr 07, 2014
  • Vrouk rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

One of the best horror movies in recent memories. It's scary, intelligent and doesn't need gore to be a good horror movie. The third act does fall apart a bit (like every single supernatural movie ever made), but it is definitely a scary movie you should see (with the lights out, if you're brave enough).

Mar 17, 2014
  • greencheerios rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Scariest movie I've ever seen.

Nov 19, 2013
  • AdrianJWallace rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Despite being made by the creators of the "Saw" movies, This horror film is a more of a throwback to old-school 'haunted house' and other horror sub-genres of yesteryear. The beginning feels a lot like 'Poltergeist' but the fun and the scares really kick in as the story shifts in surprising other directions. Not particularly gory or gross, but lots of well-placed jump scares and a very creepy looking villain. Some clever twists on familiar horror tropes from the 70's and '80's

Nov 02, 2013
  • Ranie_Elias rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Slow, dark and scary...

Aug 01, 2013
  • AQUILEA777 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Hobgoblins plague nondescript family.
Goofy ghostbusters try to save them.
One of the silliest films you'll ever see.
Utterly foolish and boring.
Should have been named "Insipidness".

Jul 22, 2013
  • kcv523 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I rented this movie twice on accident because I forgot I had rented it before. 'Nuff said.

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Dec 03, 2011
  • angelsunflower rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

very good, BUT scary as hell!! i not the type to get scared but this was freaky!

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