Director James Wan makes a nice contribution to the haunted house genre (or what appears to be the haunted house genre â€“ youâ€™ll have to see the film to fully understand). In recent years, he has become a polarizing figure amongst horror geeks. He co-wrote and directed the firstÂ Saw film, a low budget, immensely successful independent horror flick, and has madeÂ two mediocre follow-ups inÂ Death SentenceÂ andÂ Dead Silent.Â WithÂ Insidious, though, Wan seems to have gotten his groove back.
The film debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in 2010 in the festivalâ€™s Midnight Madness series. Being one of the lowest budget films that Wan has worked on hasn’t stopped this film from getting some great critic reviews or from beingÂ picked up by Sony Pictures.
InsidiousÂ is a film that will crawl right under your skin. It has the perfect recipe for what horror movie junkies are looking for today â€“ unpredictable frightening moments, a unique plot, and a new insight to the concept of a parallel ghost realm. The fact thatÂ InsidiousÂ is able to accomplish all this without spilling a single drop of blood is even more impressive.
Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne play the married couple in the film and both give good performances, along with Barbara Hershey who is now becoming a household name in the scary movie genre after this film and the widely successful Black Swan of 2010.Â If this film could speak a single phrase, it would blurt out something like â€œHold the blood and guts, letâ€™s get straight to the hauntingâ€.
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