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Insidious (2010)

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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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Details

Country:

USA | Canada | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Astral 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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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film was shot in just three weeks. See more »

Goofs

(at around 27 mins) When Josh Lambert goes to the front door to investigate, he flips on the porch light, which blows immediately. Moments later, they show an exterior shot of the house with the porch light on and no explanation as to how it was replaced. 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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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Followed by Insidious: The Last Key (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Lookin' West
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Performed by Rose Byrne
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Surprisingly Good and Intense
2 April 2011 | by movieman1947See 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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