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Writer (WGA):
Leigh Whannell (written by)
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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 Devoto ... Doll Girl #1
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)
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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 .... sound 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 .... sound 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)
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
Jessica L. Hall .... assistant: Jason Blum (as Jessica Hall)
Robert Holeman III .... intern
Joseph Hui .... craft service (as Joe Hui)
Carole Levine .... studio teacher
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
David Thornsberry .... location manager
Jenna Kaye Thornsberry .... assistant location manager (as Jenna Thornsberry)
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 E. Woolt .... the producers wish to thank
Katie Ybarra .... the producers wish to thank
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:12 | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Ontario) | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | France:12 | Germany:16 | Ireland:16 | Ireland:18 (DVD rating) | Italy:T | Malaysia:PG-13 | Mexico:B | Netherlands:16 | Philippines:R-13 (MTRCB) | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:12 | Spain:16 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #46622)

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Josh looks through several pictures of his younger self when he finds out that he can astral project. In one of them, he can be seen carrying a dog, which belongs to director James Wan.See more »
Continuity: At the beginning when Dalton falls, after trying to turn the light on, Josh runs up to go see if he is okay. When Josh is sitting on the couch playing with his newborn his shirt is untucked, unbuttoned, and he has no tie on. When Josh reaches Dalton to pick him up, his shirt is tucked, buttoned, and has a tie on.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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19 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
Although familiar and overdone, the talent behind "Insidious" makes for a quality film, 9 August 2011
Author: Movie_Muse_Reviews from IL, USA

Haunted houses and questionable children have composed many a horror film, but there's a reason they work. When they do so despite years of being recycled, it's usually thanks to talent. "Saw" director James Wan found something of promise in "Saw" writer Leigh Whannell's story "Insidious" and the same must've gone for stars Rose Byrne and Patrick Wilson. Horror films rarely get that infusion of talent, and as such, "Insidious" does not get lost in that dark dimension of forgettable horror.

Josh (Wilson) and Renai (Byrne) Lambert have moved into a new home with their two young boys and infant girl. Like always, paranormal oddities occur in small doses here and there until one morning they find their son Dalton in a coma. A few months pass and they move Dalton back home. The freaky incidences increase and eventually Renai sees the ghosts. She convinces Josh to move them into a new home, but it gets worse, so they bring in a paranormal expert (Lin Shaye) who provides them with some shocking revelations about the state of their son.

Like "Paranormal Activity" (a film thats producers have credits on this film unsurprisingly), the idea is to mount tension through paranormal phenomena and expert suspense. Wan provides a number of perfect angles and color to achieve the various moods. As much as you've been spooked this way by films before, you can't simply shirk the way the film creeps in — Wan won't have any of it. In fact, nothing here in terms of scare tactics will come as a revelation; many with a higher jumpiness tolerance will likely find it boring in many regards. No gore or horrific images to be found here — "Insidious" does it old school.

Once Shaye's character Elise and her two employees arrive on scene, the story mutates from paranormal suspense to other-worldly mystery. Elise explains what's going on — something that involves Dalton's soul being lost in a realm called The Further — and now they must rescue him. Whannell constructs an interesting mythology here and the story goes from horror to more of a mystery/thriller with demonic elements. In a sense he borrows from science fiction in establishing the rules of what's going on. It's mostly interesting, but in many instances flat-out weird to the point that horror purists might not like it.

The best way to describe "Insidious" is first half "Paranormal Activity" and second half something akin to Sam Raimi's "Drag Me To Hell," which equates to a nice balance between self-seriousness and horror fun. The "X" factor would be the performances. Byrne keeps Renai from becoming an obnoxious scaredy cat as her role's importance dwindles in the latter half of the film, in which time she still keeps Renai relevant. Wilson's character is no typical over- macho father figure or anything. Together they provide an unusual boost for horror, which typically strives for random faces with questionable experience.

In general, "Insidious" possesses a professionalism not often seen in the genre; most horror films go for cheap across the board from the budget to the talent to the thrills. Although "Insidious" lacks distinctiveness in terms of story, not an ounce of it can be perceived as immature or hollow. What a rare (but not unusual) treat.

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