Insidious

INSIDIOUS (15)
D: James Wan
Film District/Alliance International (Jason Blum, Oren Peli & Steven Schneider)
US 2010
102 mins

Horror

W: Leigh Whannel
DP: John R. Leonetti & David M. Brewer
Ed: James Wan & Kirk Morri
Mus: Joseph Bishara

Patrick Wilson (Josh Lambert), Rose Byrne (Renai Lambert), Barbara Hershey (Lorraine Lambert), Lin Shaye (Elise Rainier), Ty Simpkins (Dalton Lambert)

Insidious (adjective): spreading or acting inconspicuously but with harmful effect.
Meh. A modern take on Poltergeist which follows the same formula pretty much and borrows plot and imagery from other, better horror movies. The performances are generally okay but it's all about as scary as a Punch & Judy puppet show. Also, the title is a misnomer. Inshitious would have been more apt. Still, it was successful enough for a sequel or two to materialise. I suppose a fool and their money are easily parted.
5/10

Rose Byrne & Patrick Wilson in Insidious
Rose Byrne & Patrick Wilson in Insidious