New In Theaters Review: Insidious

After moving into a new home, a family starts to discover strange things going on in the house. When their son is in an accident and falls into a coma the occurrences seem to become more frequent and especially more terrifying. The family decides the evil must be the home, so they pack up and move in an attempt to escape it.

When they get into their new house they find that once again, the evil has followed them. This time they decide to seek professional help to figure out what’s really going on. When the help they seek arrives to come look around the house the family is told that the houses are not evil, but the evil is surrounding their son. Not wanting to give up on their son, they decide that they are going to do whatever is necessary to save themselves and their comatose son from the evil is following them from house to house.

I have to admit that this was a well written story. The premise was one like I’ve never seen before, and the movie definitely haunting. Now I know if you’ve seen the poster, it leads you to believe that the kid is possessed, like so many other exorcism type movies, but that is not the whole case in this movie. The movie is much more than that and a lot scarier than you would think. There are a whole lot of scenes that will make you jump, as you try to figure out what exactly is going on with this little boy. This movie doesn’t waste time with the loud door slamming or things falling off of shelves gimmicks. It’s a rollercoaster ride of suspense and horror, which will have you contemplating not going to sleep when you get home.
This was a great haunted house story, without the house actually being haunted. I gave this movie 3 horrific images out of 4. It was so far the best horror movie this year, and it was also way better than a lot of ones that came out last year. The movie runs 1hour and 42mins. It’s rated PG-13 for thematic material, violence, terror and frightening images, and brief strong language. It was written by Leigh Whannell. It was directed by James Wan.

If you think you have a demon child, you haven’t seen anything yet. Ezo
Next week’s review: Arthur

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