Insidious – A few images…

Hi all…

It’s rare that I actually pay attention to horror flicks. Occasionally I’ll go see one and laugh out loud during the scary parts because it’s fun to see everyone in the theater turn and glare… But typically I stay more to less gory fare (unless it’s an action movie with lots of explosions, blood, and guns).

Somehow, Insidious captured my attention, so I’ve been watching for news and pictures to see how things are going. The trailer looks pretty scary (in the vein of Poltergeist), but here are a few images to keep you occupied…

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INSIDIOUS

Release: April 1, 2011

The writer-director team behind SAW and the filmmakers of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY redefine the haunted house genre in INSIDIOUS.  This horror film is the terrifying story of a family who shortly after moving discover that dark spirits have possessed their home and that their son has inexplicably fallen into a coma.  Trying to escape the haunting and save their son, they move again only to discover that it was not their house that was haunted.

INSIDIOUS comes from the director-writer team of James Wan and Leigh Whannell (SAW), and is produced by the masterminds behind PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: Oren Peli, Jason Blum and Steven Schneider. The film stars Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Ty Simpkins and Barbara Hershey.

Writer/ Director: James Wan and Leigh Whannell (SAW)

Producer: Oren Peli, Jason Blum and Steven Schneider (PARANORMAL ACTIVITY)

Cast:    Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Lin Shaye, Ty Simpkins, Andrew Astor, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson

Head to Insidious-Movie.com for more details on this creepy film!

–Fitz

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Trailer Time: Insidious – April 1st, 2011

Hey there…

I’ve never been a huge horror fan. Far too many of the horror films of the last 20 years have swayed to the slasher flick, with gratuitous sex and violence slammed together with buckets of gore. Though the “startle” on screen is a useful exercise (like jumping out at someone and saying “boo!”), it gets old after a while and I find myself rooting for the bad guy.

One recent exception to this trend was The Strangers back in 2008, which used subtlety and the real-life potential of crazy, homicidal people to great effect. I don’t typically get scared by films, but I have to say that one disturbed me more than a little.

When I was growing up, I loved the combination of imaginative effects and a solid story. Movies like Poltergeist (was it just me or was Tangina more than a little scary all by herself?), the original Amytiville Horror took the concept of a haunted house and made it such that to this day I’m not a fan of even local haunted houses on Halloween. I’ll admit it – I don’t mind being scared in my own home, but being scared in public just doesn’t do much for me.

Insidious looks like an interesting cross between the child in Poltergeist with the haunted house aspects of Amytville Horror. This one comes from the writer-director team behind the Saw series and the filmmakers behind Paranormal Activity. Evidently in this case, a family moves to get out of a haunted house only to find when they move to the next house that it wasn’t their house that was haunted…

Insidious stars Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Ty Simpkins and Barbara Hershey and will hit theaters on April 1st, 2011. I have to say this one might actually be scary!

–Fitz

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