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Insidious (2010)

PG-13 | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 1 April 2011 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nurse Adele / Doll Girl #2
Heather Tocquigny ...
Nurse Kelly
Father Martin
Lipstick-Face Demon
Old Woman
Long Haired Fiend


A gripping story of a family in search of help for their son, Dalton, who fell into a coma after a mysterious incident in the attic. Little do they know that there is much more to this endless sleep than meets the eye as they explore the paranormal, and rediscover the past; the key to getting their son back once and for all. Written by David Murray Arthur

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material, violence, terror and frightening images, and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 April 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Astral  »


Box Office


$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,271,464, 3 April 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$54,009,150, 8 September 2011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$97,009,150, 8 September 2011
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is the second project involving horror where Barbara Hershey stars in, after The Entity (1982). In that film, Carla Moran (Hershey) is pursued by an evil being. Curiously, in this movie, her son Josh, played by Patrick Wilson, is pursued by an evil being. See more »


(at around 52 mins) The first time Elise and her crew enter Dalton's room, the light switch just inside the door is a regular Decora® on/off switch. When they later set up to try to communicate with Dalton in his room (at around 1h 1 min), the light switch has changed to a circular dimmer switch, presumably to serve Elise's line to dim the lights. See more »


[first lines]
Dalton Lambert: Mom?
Renai Lambert: Hey, sweetie. What are you doing up? Come here.
Dalton Lambert: I don't like my room.
Renai Lambert: No? That's okay. You know, you're still getting used to it. I can't sleep either.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits finish rolling, Philip Friedman as the Old Woman blows out his/her candle. See more »


References A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) See more »


Lookin' West
Performed by Rose Byrne
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User Reviews

Surprisingly Good and Intense
2 April 2011 | by See all my reviews

The film Insidious has done something many horror movies have failed to do recently, and that is to be scary.

Insidious has a lot of really intense moments that scare, and then grab hold of you. Its not entirely made up of "make you jump" scenes, which it does have, but scenes with genuine horror.

Insidious has taken a risk with doing something original, and It works here for them. Without giving anything away the movie does not just talk about whats scary, or show the the aftermath of something going on in a room that you can only hear until its over and the door magically unlocks. Insidious shows you whats scary, and quite often reminds you whats there, and waiting in the dark.

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