Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Insidious (2010)

Director: James Wan. Cast: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Lin Shaye. 103 min. Rated PG-13. Horror/Thriller.

Paranormal Activity meets The Amityville Horror meets Ghostbusters ... with Darth Maul as the main villain. From the director of Saw and produced by the creator of Paranormal, this classic ghost story follows a bell-shaped curve: starts with a few cheap throwaway scares, halfway through peaks to some very intriguing spiritual fanfare, and towards ends offers a few cheesy moments. But still, I was impressed that even nowadays the filmmakers could tell a fairly decent haunted house story. This is a fun scary movie, which deserves at least a borderline Mojo.

Mo says:


  1. I just watched this on TV and was really disappointed, it was as if they had taken a bunch of ghost story cliches and wrapped them up in a low budget blanket. This was a truly awful horror movie that I am glad I didn't pay to watch :-(

    1. If that's the case, then stay away from the sequel at all costs! I generally have a soft spot for haunted house movies and ghost stories; hence, my Mojo score. I hope you've seen the interesting "Conjuring" by the same director.

  2. Yes, I watched and loved "Conjuring".

    I too have a soft spot for haunted house movies.