Movie Review: INSIDIOUS


Director: James Wan
Writers: Leigh Whannell
Stars: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins

Josh (Patrick Wilson) and Renai (Rose Byrne) have a happy family with their three young children. When tragedy strikes their young son, Josh and Renai begin to experience things that science cannot explain. James Wan and Leigh Whannell, the co-creators of Saw, join forces with the producers of Paranormal Activity to take you on a mind-bending journey into the world of the unknown.

Rating: 10 out of 10.

10 /10

REVIEW – INSIDIOUS is a very dynamic and frantic movie. To tell the truth, James Wan (director of the Conjuring and Insidious series) really shines in the genre by creating a unique combination of classic horror film clichés and fresh new ideas. Jump scares are the bread and butter of this horror film, and they are incredibly effective. Although it leans heavily on traditional haunted-house tropes, INSIDIOUS focuses on delivering all-new shock after the last shocking moment. While other films in the same genre use jump scares to unnerve the audience, the horrors in Insidious are not completely dependent on jump scares alone. It exploits several horror film clichés, such as creaking floorboards, muffled noises coming from the attic, and ghostly voices, to create tension throughout the movie and make the audience cringe with anticipation of the numerous jump scares. Psychological dread is frequently utilized in numerous sequences throughout the film, and this produces a very uncomfortable skin-crawling discomfort for the audience. The film’s ending was one of the most spine-chilling moments I’ve ever seen in a horror film. The music during the film adds to the overall feeling of fear and confusion. As far as I’m concerned, the movie’s soundtrack is among the most terrifying horror soundtracks ever. As they face numerous challenging ordeals, the characters are presented in a more sympathetic light, making you feel attached to their experiences. While the movie has similar elements to those found in a number of other horror films, it works because it has dread and reality-based elements to keep the audience on the edge of their seat long after the credits have rolled.

Rose Byrne and Patrick Wilson in INSIDIOUS

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