Friday, July 15, 2011

"Insidious" Review

Today, we are reviewing "Insidious" which is from the creators of "SAW" and "Paranormal Activity".

This supernatural horror film, directed by James Wan (director of the 'SAW' series) and produced by Oren Peli (director/producer of the 'Paranormal Activity' series) focuses on - well, it's complicated. Basically, a family of five moves into a new home, one of the kids slips into 'a coma' after falling from a ladder and hitting his head, but the parents soon discover that he is not in a coma, but he has left his body (astral projection/out of body of experience) and has been taken to 'the further' and a demon is trying to take over his body, so that the demon can cause pain to others.

This 100 minute long movie stars Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, and Lin Shaye. The film had ourselves covering our eyes at some points, but also giggling over parts of the film that weren't very good. With kind-of good acting, some pretty cool special effects, some jumpy sound effects, and a well-thought-out plot, the film still doesn't seem to meet it's full potential. Granted, any movie-goers will get what they bargained for.

Special Effects: 6.5/10
Acting: 7/10
Storyline: 7.5/10
Scariness: 7.5/10

Overall mark: 7/10

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