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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.

Director:

James Wan

Writer:

Leigh Whannell
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 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
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Storyline

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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USA | Canada | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Further See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

(at around 30 minutes) When Josh Lambert (Patrick Wilson) is dismissing his class, the names "Joe Hui", "Heather Michel", "Lisa Cabello", "Kaylee Fisher", "James Wan X2", "Yesim Osman" and "Leslie Borchard" can be seen written on a detention list (Tuesday) on the chalkboard. Joseph Hui and Lisa Cabello were crafties for this film, Heather Michel and Kaylee Fisher were set dressers, Leslie Borchard was a hairstylist, and Yesim 'Shimmy' Osman was the hair department head; the Director James Wan will be doubly punished. Two minutes later, the names on the detention list (Thursday) are "Rick Osaka", "Jeanette Brill", "Jen Spence", "Kate Mallor" and "Renetta Amador". Rick Osako was the unit production manager for this film, Jeanette Volturno (Jeanette Volturno-Brill) was the line producer, Jennifer Spence was the art director, Kate Mallor was a set dresser and Renetta G. Amador was the script supervisor. See more »

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(at around 1h 6 mins) When Elise and Specs are performing their astral projection and communicating with the demon, there is a man with a handheld video camera walking around behind the cast. This is Tucker, Elise's bearded assistant, who is filming the process. Only four are seated at the table during the communication. See more »

Quotes

[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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Supernatural horror plenty of weird phenomenon, creepy beings and eerie events
12 December 2013 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

The Lambert family formed by father (Patrick Wilson) , mother (Rose Byrne) and children move into a new home . Little do they know that the house is haunted. The family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further . The next morning, Riene puts her books on the shelf. A few minutes later the books fall off the shelf on their own. The baby monitor says it all, the demon takes over an innocent child . Later on , the parents asking for help the medium and Lorraine's (Barbara Hershey) old friend Elise Rainier (Lim Shaye) , who brings her group of ghost hunters Specs (Leigh Whannell , also screenwriter) and Tucker (Angus Sampson) to resolve the ghastly mystery .

This is a haunted child movie that contains restless horror as when the invisible and threatening beings attack . Tension , creepy atmosphere , genuine chills , suspense is continued and appear lurking and menacing into dining room , hallway and rooms . Great loads of screams , shocks , exploitation and terror abound with the usual poltergeists phenomenon caused by the weird entities . It's recreated with magnificent make-up and high grade plethora special effects which are frightening and horrifying the spectator . Writer Leigh Whannell stated at the Toronto Film Festival that when he wrote the film he had a list of horror movie clichés posted above him, so he could avoid using them ; he said the first one was to make sure the family moved into a new house once the haunting started . Eerie musical score by Joseph Bishara creating a spooky atmosphere. Dark as well atmospheric cinematography by David M. Brewer and John R. Leonetti .

The film was well directed by James Wan and it was shot in just three weeks . Won two 2011 Fright Meter Awards: Best Horror Movie and Best Supporting Actress, Lin Shaye . Wan is an expert writer and filmmaker on terror genre as he has demonstrated in ¨Saw¨ saga , ¨Dead silence¨, among others . James Wan subsequently directed ¨The Conjuring¨ also starred by Patrick Wilson , another terror film in which keeps it horror with yet another haunted house film . It was followed by ¨Insidious Chapter 2¨ , the story is split between the present day and 1986, where a young Elise Rainier is called in to help Lorraine Lambert and her son , again starred by Patrick Wilson as Josh Lambert , Rose Byrne as Renai Lambert , Ty Simpkins as Dalton , Lin Shaye a Elise Rainier , Barbara Hershey as Lorraine Lambert , Steve Coulter as Carl and Leigh Whannell as Specs . Furthermore , producers are preparing ¨Insidious 3¨.


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