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
On describing the approach of the film's soundtrack, director James Wan explained, "We wanted a lot of the scare sequences to play really silent. But, what I like to do with the soundtrack is set you on edge with a really loud, sort of like, atonal scratchy violin score, mixing with some really weird piano bangs and take that away and all of a sudden, you're like, 'What just happened there?'" See more »
(at around 42 mins) When Renai Lambert walks into Dalton's room after her shadow, the camera man's shadow can be seen briefly. See more »
Tiptoe Through the Tulips
Written by Joseph A. Burke (as Josephn Burke) and Al Dubin
Performed by Tiny Tim
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing See more »
A Horror Movie for the Ages
While not a perfect horror flick, Insidious is certainly one of the best of its kind in many a year. Not since Drag Me to Hell have I enjoyed myself so much watching a scare flick. While the formula is a redux of many a ghost story and heavily reminiscent of Poltergeist, the movie still feels fresh and original.
The scares in both the cheap and unique variety and it is all in good fun. Gore is definitely underplayed and the visuals and atmosphere are what yank you in and nail your eyes to the screen.
Hopefully, the team holds this high standard in what is sure to be a new franchise from the Saw crew (overdone as those movies have become). They certainly have me locked in for Insidious II.
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