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Rated PG-13 · 101 minutes · 2011

Horror
Even though this ghost story has some goofy moments and dry patches, when it is scary, it is really scary. Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne star as a married couple whose young son winds up in some sort of strange coma. As it turns out, his astral body is off in some distant dimension called The Further, and evil demons and ghosts want to use him as some sort of vessel. The odd storyline doesn’t really matter; what does matter is that director James Wan has come up with some visually terrifying moments that had me wanting to get away. Wilson and Byrne make the film dramatically sound beyond the scares. Their characters are slightly annoying as they insist upon staying put in a house that is clearly screwed up, but as the film wears on, they become worth rooting for as they take measures to save their child and keep malevolent spirits out of their dining room.


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Official Site: www.insidious-movie.com
Director: James Wan
Producer: Jason Blum, Steven Schneider, Oren Peli and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones
Cast: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Ty Simpkins and Barbara Hershey

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