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Insidious -- A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further.
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Writer (WGA):
Leigh Whannell (written by)
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Release Date:
1 April 2011 (USA) See more »
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A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Patrick Wilson ... Josh Lambert

Rose Byrne ... Renai Lambert

Ty Simpkins ... Dalton Lambert

Lin Shaye ... Elise Rainier

Leigh Whannell ... Specs

Angus Sampson ... Tucker

Barbara Hershey ... Lorraine Lambert

Andrew Astor ... Foster Lambert

Corbett Tuck ... Nurse Adele / Doll Girl #2
Heather Tocquigny ... Nurse Kelly

Ruben Pla ... Dr. Sercarz
John Henry Binder ... Father Martin

Joseph Bishara ... Lipstick-Face Demon

Philip Friedman ... Old Woman

J. LaRose ... Long Haired Fiend
Kelly Hitman ... Doll Girl #1 (as Kelly Devoto)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Josh Feldman ... Young Josh (uncredited)

Caslin Rose ... Contortionist / Ghoul (uncredited)
Omar Apanco Salgado ... Hispanic Student (uncredited)

Jeannette Sousa ... Dr. Thimble (uncredited)

Ben Woolf ... Dancing Boy (uncredited)

Directed by
James Wan 
Writing credits
Leigh Whannell (written by)

Produced by
Jason Blum .... producer
Jeanette Brill .... line producer (as Jeanette Volturno-Brill)
Brian Kavanaugh-Jones .... executive producer
John R. Leonetti .... co-producer
Oren Peli .... producer
Steven Schneider .... producer
Aaron Sims .... co-producer
Original Music by
Joseph Bishara 
Cinematography by
David M. Brewer (director of photography)
John R. Leonetti (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Kirk M. Morri  (as Kirk Morri)
James Wan 
Casting by
Anne McCarthy  (as Annie McCarthy)
Kellie Roy  (as Kellie Gesell)
Production Design by
Aaron Sims 
Art Direction by
Jennifer Spence 
Set Decoration by
Charlie Leal  (as Charles Leal)
Costume Design by
Kristin M. Burke 
Makeup Department
Leslie Borchard .... hair stylist
Nikki Carbonetta .... makeup artist
Mandi Crane .... makeup artist
Rocky Faulkner .... makeup artist
Kelly Golden .... key makeup effects artist
David Larson .... hair stylist
Liz Mendoza .... makeup artist
Tijen Osman .... hair stylist
Yesim 'Shimmy' Osman .... department head hair
Justin Raleigh .... special effects makeup department head
Tracy Richards .... hair/makeup swing
Eleanor Sabaduquia .... department head makeup
Wendy Southard .... hair stylist
Cici Andersen .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Kimberly Graczyk .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Brian Kinney .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
James K. Jensen .... post-production supervisor
Rick Osako .... unit production manager (as Rick A. Osako)
Bill Wohlken .... post-production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jeff Bilger .... second assistant director
Albert Cho .... first assistant director
Art Department
Eduardo Cisneros .... designer: gas mask POV
Eric Cohn .... set dresser
Matt Donaldson .... property master
Kaylee Fisher .... set dresser
Jeff Guignard .... set dresser
Brett Hatcher .... art productions assistant
Niko Hovartos .... on set dresser
Kate Mallor .... set dresser
Heather Michel .... set dresser
Max Moreno .... art swing
Steve Neff .... art swing
Richard Roraback .... leadman
Thomas Spence .... co-art director (as Thom Spence)
Brendan McDonald .... carpenter (uncredited)
Peter Tahoe .... carpenter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Robert Cross .... sound designer
Joe Dzuban .... re-recording mixer
Joe Dzuban .... supervising sound editor
Stefan Fraticelli .... foley artist
Tim D. Lloyd .... boom operator (as Tim Lloyd)
Ryan Lukasik .... foley assistant
Zsolt Magyar .... sound mixer
Craig Mann .... re-recording mixer
George Pereyra .... sound effects editor
Kevin Schultz .... foley recordist
Paul Seradarian .... sound editor
John Sievert .... foley artist
Randy Wilson .... foley recordist
Zach Wrobel .... boom operator (as Zachary Wrobel)
Rob Nokes .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Rob Nokes .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Greg Zimmerman .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Bart Dion .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Adam Berk .... digital artist: Spypost
Jesse Capper .... animator: Spypost
Stephen DeLuca .... compositor: Spypost
Nick Giassullo .... matte painter: Spypost
Todd Gill .... matchmove artist: Spypost
Orin Green .... compositor: Spypost
Amy Hollywood Wixson .... senior visual effects producer: Spypost
Michael Janov .... visual effects supervisor: Spypost
Jin Yong Kim .... matchmove artist: Spypost
Heath Kraynak .... compositor: Spypost
Michael Lester .... cg supervisor: Spypost
Javier León .... digital artist: Spypost (as Javier Leon)
Darren Orr .... visual effects supervisor: Spypost
Richard Pang .... compositor: Spypost
Schuyler Pappas .... visual effects production manager: Spypost
Colin Price .... compositor: Spypost
Salvador Ruiz .... animator: Spypost
Brian Tolle .... matchmove artist: Spypost
Nathan Walker .... compositor: Spypost
Gordon T. Wittmann .... visual effects producer: Spypost (as Gordon Wittmann)
Matthew Frederick Johnson .... visual effects assistant data wrangler (uncredited)
John Norris .... visual effects business affairs (uncredited)
Loren Dennis .... stunt rigger
Danny Downey .... stunts
Sandra Lee Gimpel .... stunts (as Sandra Gimpel)
Joel Kramer .... stunt coordinator
Scott Leva .... stunt co-coordinator
Samuel Reynolds .... stunts
Katina Waters .... stunts
Justin T. Woods .... stunts
Tom Elliott .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Hank Braxtan .... digital imaging technician (as Hank Braxton)
Steve Clancy .... steadicam operator
John Darko .... additional photography
John Darko .... still photographer
Martin Gillette .... company grip
Clay Glendenning .... digital imaging technician utility
Kevin Huver .... second assistant camera
Greg Kurtz .... second assistant camera
Tony Lopez-Cepero .... dolly grip
Rob Lynn .... company grip (as Bobby Lynn)
Megan Marshall .... lighting technician
Tim Marshall .... chief lighting technician
Wayne Marshall .... assistant chief lighting technician
John McDonald .... lighting technician
Mark Meyers .... steadicam operator (as Mark 'Chief' Meyers)
Dan Reilly .... key grip
Scott Ronnow .... first assistant camera
Paul Santoni .... first assistant camera
Derek Santoro .... lighting technician
Alex Scott .... second assistant camera
Mark Sirota .... lighting technician
Tim Stratton .... lighting technician
Shermagne Umali .... lighting technician
Drew Adams .... electrician (uncredited)
Marc-Antoine Serou .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Von Thomas .... digital imaging technician: pickup unit (uncredited)
Matthew B. Verschelde .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laura Cresswell .... key costumer
Megan Stark Evans .... costumer
Hannah Greene .... costume intern
Sami Martin Sarmiento .... additional costumer (as Sami Martin-Sarmiento)
Sarah Schuessler .... additional costumer
Anthony Tran .... costume intern
Editorial Department
Dennis Alaniz .... additional editor
Dennis Alaniz .... first assistant editor
Mark Griffith .... digital intermediate artist: Fotokem (as Mark 'Griff' Griffith)
Chelsea Kammeyer .... second assistant editor
Jose Parra .... digital intermediate producer: Fotokem
Bill Schultz .... digital intermediate general manager: Fotokem
Bob Semmer .... digital intermediate chief operating officer: Fotokem
George Chavez .... color timer (uncredited)
Richard A. Eisenstein .... post-production technician (uncredited)
Dan Muscarella .... lab timer (uncredited)
Location Management
David Thornsberry .... location manager
Jenna Kaye Thornsberry .... assistant location manager (as Jenna Thornsberry)
Music Department
Toddy Allen .... additional music engineer
Alisa Burket .... music assistant
Alisa Burket .... musician: additional piano
Saar Hendelman .... musician: piano
Jeffrey Holmes .... music arranger
Jeffrey Holmes .... music conductor
The Section Quartet .... musician: strings
Chris Spilfogel .... score engineer
Chris Spilfogel .... score mixer
Julie Sessing .... music clearance (uncredited)
Transportation Department
James G. Brill .... transportation coordinator
Jason Messersmith .... transportation captain (as Jason 'Messy' Messersmith)
Other crew
Laura Altmann .... production coordinator
Renetta G. Amador .... script supervisor (as Renetta Amador)
Aaron Becker .... title designer
Lisa Cabello .... craft service production assistant
Joshua Cubero .... craft service production assistant
Jeff Fukuhara .... craft service production assistant
Michael A. Galasso .... production coordinator (as Michael Galasso)
Larissa Grudt .... set production assistant
David Halagarda .... production office assistant
Robert Holeman III .... intern
Joseph Hui .... craft service (as Joe Hui)
Carole Levine .... studio teacher
Jessica Malanaphy .... assistant: Jason Blum (as Jessica Hall)
Sam May .... set production assistant
Lydia McIntosh .... craft service production assistant
Peter Musooli .... set production assistant (as Peter 'Mus' Musooli)
Jonathan Nava .... caterer: Hot Set Catering
Ruben Nava .... caterer: Hot Set Catering
Derek Nguyen .... craft service production assistant
Brittany Poulton .... assistant: James Wan
Hiroki Shirota .... production office assistant
Owen Sloane .... legal counsel: Gladstone Michel Weisberg Willner & Sloane (as Owen J. Sloane)
Rachel Stilwell .... legal counsel: Gladstone Michel Weisberg Willner & Sloane
Adam M. Stone .... product placement coordinator: Stone Management (as Adam Stone)
Cat Stone .... product placement coordinator: Stone Management
Randi Woxland .... set medic
Grant Adam .... technical consultant (uncredited)
Angie Conners .... international marketing (uncredited)
Bailey Conway .... assistant: Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (uncredited)
Layla Halfhill .... technical consultant (uncredited)
Brian Patrick .... technical consultant (uncredited)
Erin Vitali .... office production assistant: reshoots (uncredited)
Arielle Brachfeld .... the producers wish to thank
Linda C. Brent .... the producers wish to thank
Kelly Cabral .... the producers wish to thank
Eduardo Cisneros .... the producers wish to thank
Lary Crews .... the producers wish to thank
Leigh Davis .... the producers wish to thank
Dylan .... the producers wish to thank
David Fox .... the producers wish to thank
Colin Geddes .... the producers wish to thank
Kevin Greutert .... the producers wish to thank
Scott Henderson .... the producers wish to thank
Kimberly Ables Jindra .... the producers wish to thank (as Kimberly Jindra)
Mike Mendez .... the producers wish to thank
Derrick Oliver .... the producers wish to thank
Jose Prendes .... the producers wish to thank
Stephany Rose .... the producers wish to thank
Seh Eng Soo .... the producers wish to thank
Stacey Testro .... the producers wish to thank
Jeffrey Wolman .... the producers wish to thank (as Jeff Wolman)
Ben Woolf .... the producers wish to thank (as Ben E. Woolf)
Katie Ybarra .... the producers wish to thank
Fabian Jonathan .... thanks (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material, violence, terror and frightening images, and brief strong language
103 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:14 (original rating) | Brazil:12 (re-rating on appeal) | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Ontario) | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 | France:12 | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | India:UA | Ireland:16 | Ireland:18 (DVD rating) | Italy:T | Malaysia:P13 | Mexico:B | Netherlands:16 | Philippines:R-13 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:NC-16 | Singapore:PG13 (edited TV version) | South Korea:12 | Spain:16 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | Thailand:15 | UK:15 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #46622)

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In the scene where Josh Lambert (Patrick Wilson) dismisses his class, there is a drawing of Billy from the "Saw" movies on the blackboard in the background.See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: (at around 1h 15 mins) When Elise lulls Josh to sleep with a metronome, the metronome reads 60 beats per minute when in fact the tempo heard is closer to 85 beats per minute.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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104 out of 180 people found the following review useful.
Better than "Paranormal Activity" and "Saw" combined, 1 April 2011
Author: MovieProductions from United States

*** out of (****)

Judging by the anticlimactic advertisements you'd think, just why? There's an evil child film almost every year, and what separates one from the rest? You have every right to think so, but not with "Insidious". Trust me when I say it. "Insidious" is an entirely different beast. One that actually resonates with scares and intrigue. One that relies on character development, and a script to hold it together. This isn't a one trick pony, it's a well made film with some solid production values thrown in as a bonus. If you don't have a film to see this weekend, make sure you make it this one.

"Insidious" revolves around the perfect couple. Beautiful kids. A new home. It's all smooth sailing until Dalton is in a supposed "coma", but the actual reality is that he's haunted. What will Dalton's family do to stop this entity?

First of all, many complain that the second act bogs down the film and is inferior to its first half. I wholeheartedly disagree. I think as a whole the film is just fine. Yes, there's a drastic tonal shift mid-way, but that doesn't detract from the experience. The first half plays a typical haunted house flick, except it's actually scary, and the suspense is well built. Then the second half is like a cross between "Poltergeist", "House of Wax", and a little of "Beetlejuice" sprinkled in for good measure.

Furthermore, the performances while nothing to write home about, are pretty decent to say the least. The two leading protagonists do their job and Dalton is pretty solid given what he had to work with. Moreover, the script is very inventive, and has multiple twists and turns. Yes, this isn't the most unique screenplay, but it still stands on its own, and is actually quite effective.

To top it off, the production is just very beautiful. This movie is very easy on the eyes when it comes to cinematography and location. Now the question everyone is dying to hear. Is it scary? I'd say yes, but don't get too carried away. If you walk in thinking your going to have nightmares, or if you're going to see Rosie O' Donnell, chances are you'll be a little disappointed. However, if you're going in expecting a creepy thriller that just happens to have a few intense moments, you'll be in for a fun night out. Also, I love the nostalgic factor this movie has. It feels as though it was made in the 80's. Old school horror strikes back!

With a restraint heavy PG-13 rating, and a middle-of-the-road concept, "Insidious" isn't looking too pretty. However, looks can be deceiving. This is one movie that doesn't mess around, and doesn't play it safe either. I can easily say I will be revisiting this film from time to time just because it's so fun. You'll laugh, you'll jump, you'll be entertained. This is what a fun night out should be like. Get your large popcorn and soda, and sit along with the crowd. Be prepared for a good time.

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