Insidious Saw franchise veterans James Wan and Leigh Whannell team with Paranormal Activity writer/director Oren Peli to give the familiar haunted house story an exciting new twist with this tale of a family that moves into an old house and begins to suspect they are under siege from otherworldly forces when their young son inexplicably falls into a deep coma. As devoted parents Josh (Patrick Wilson) and Renai (Rose Byrne) struggle in vain to uncover the root cause of their son's condition, the stress of the situation gradually begins to take its toll on their once-strong relationship. Later, when darkness falls and specters appear to reach out for them from the shadows, the frightened parents realize they're dealing with powers beyond human comprehension. Barbara Hershey and Lin Shaye co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
BEST MOVIE EVER!
Posted by: beastmeech from: Wheaton, Il on
When i first went to see insidious i thought it would be a horror movie just like the other ones. But i went to see it it was terrifying without the blood and gore that all the other movies have in them. James Wan sure knows how to make people jump every minute without ruining the plot. what really got me in this movie was that the house wasn't haunted it was their son. this made it way different from the other movies. to me this movie is worth seeing.
14 out of 16 found this review helpful.
Longtime since a movie scared me like this one.
Posted by: DJJesus1 from: New York, NY on
I went to see this in the theater, not sure what to expect. But the reviews were pretty good and I thought I'd take a chance even though I didn't like Paranormal Activity, which was made by the same guys who made Insidious. I didn't think Paranormal Activity was scary at all, in fact, it just planed sucked in my opinion! But this one made up for that loss of money. It truly is scary, but in an old fashioned kind of way. The movie doesn't use computer generated special effects or gore to scare you. It has somewhat of an 80's feel to it, including the music. It goes to show you that sometimes a good plot, prefect scare tactics and timing is all you really need to get a scary movie right. I haven't been scared like this since I was 13. I'm now 35, so it takes a lot to get me scared. This one is a winner and will be part of my blu-ray collection.
9 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Excellent Horror Movie
Posted by: pw4937 from: Vermont on
This is the way horror movies should be. No ridiculous gore and slasher junk just good psychological suspense. Defianately a must see.
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Sxott07 from: Bloomington, IL on
This movie freaked me out. Growing up in a big house and now being in a medium size house made it even worse. My wife and I had to pause it a couple of times to check the house b/c we "heard" noises. Overall, a great movie for those who love scary movies without all the disgusting blood/gore.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
This was Very Good not much like saw it paranormal
Posted by: awsome2333333333333 from: conover nc on
I hope they make a 2nd this movie is creeeepppyy!!!!!!!!!!!!! And it is very scary my thought is that paranormal activity 1+2 is not as SCARY as this so watch THIS GET IT :)!!! It's AWESOME!!!
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Posted by: ferrari888889 from: Binghamton,ny on
this is one of the scariest movies that i have ever seen and the ending its how a scarie movie should be. hard to descirbe everything but the child gets lost in some dimmension that he cant excape because he cant find his way out. must watch horror film
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Posted by: JohnnysGirl from: Brooklyn NY on
This is one of the best horror movie I have every seen. It scared me from beginning to end. I was truly freaked out for the whole movie. I had chills running up and down my spine. I had nightmare about that little boy that night after watching the movie. I'm not one to scare to easy but, this movie did for me. The ending totally gave me goosebumps. I hope there is a part II.
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
No Digital Copy?!!
Posted by: Critic78251 from: San Antonio, TX on
The movie itself is great which is pretty much what the review is for so definitely if you want something scary to watch buy this movie! Just a little disappointed to spend $20 and it doesn't even come with a digital copy of the film. Other than that though great movie!
3 out of 7 found this review helpful.
If you want to be scared, watch this one.
Posted by: Albie from: on
From beginning to end creepy, scary, frightening, disturbing without blood and guts.
0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
Posted by: DEADMOUS3 from: BUFFALO,NY on
I love scary movies and do not scare easily. This movie is hands down one of the scariest movies I have seen in years. A must watch for horror fans.