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Netflix Pick (DVD) Insidious

Last night, I watched the movie, “Insidious” on DVD. It was a Netflix DVD rental. I think this is one of the best horror movies I’ve seen in a long time. It really was a great film. James Wan is a great horror film director. He was the one who directed the first, “Saw”, and he also did the horror film, “Dead Silence”. He didn’t direct too many movies over the years, and I wish he would direct more.

“Insidious” is about this boy named, Dalton who lives with a family who moved into this new house. Dalton’s father is a school teacher and his mother is a musician & singer/songwriter. Dalton also has a brother and a baby sister. Dalton was put into a coma after he fell off a ladder in the attic. They thought it was a coma but they discovered it was something different. Mysterious things have been happening around the home and they assumed it was haunted. It was also assumed that Dalton could be possessed. What they discovered wasn’t exactly being haunted or possessed, it is something called, Astral Projection. Dalton is still alive but in an another world, called the Further. The family tries their best to get Dalton back.

Enough with the synopsis, on with my thoughts. I thought everything about this film was perfect. It’s just the way a horror film is supposed to be. Not bad for a PG-13 rating. It was very scary and creepy as hell. It’ll have you at the edge of your seat throughout the film. Finally we have a new horror film where both the writing and acting is really good.

It’s another low budget movie. It pretty much has no musical score, there’s no music at all through the film and that’s what makes it scary. There’s no gore either. I also thought the storyline was pretty original. They did a good job making you think the house is haunted or if the boy is possessed when it isn’t either of those. This movie might remind you of other films such as “Poltergeist” and, “The Exorcist”, but this film is different.

There’s probably going to be a sequel to this movie ’cause I believe the ending left open for another movie. The ending was predictable but other than that, this is a great film. I look forward to the sequel now. I know I’m late checking this movie out, but it’s hard trying to catch up with all the new releases sometimes. So many movies, so little time.

Kev