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November 23, 2011

Insidious (2011)

I heard a lot of oohing and aahing about Insidious when it came out. People said it was scary and creepy. I didn't hear much on the specifics of it, but the reactions I saw were enough to get me interested. When is showed up on Netflix streaming, I decided to take a look. I'm still not sure what all the hype was about.

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The story follows a family as they move into a new house. One of the kids has an accident, and he ends up in a coma. The problem is that the coma has nothing to do with the fall, and doctors are baffled. As time goes by, the matriarch of the family starts to see things. Some of these things are quick and subtle, but they begin to build into full on spirits. It has a good build to it, but then it all goes to hell.

When grandma has some interesting suspicions, she calls in a friend to help out, and we get introduced to a couple of buffoonish characters. The tone was immediately killed, and even when they tried to bring it back, I couldn't shake the mess they made of the movie. You just can't go from deadly serious to throwing in some keystone cops. By the time it was all over, I just didn't care anymore. If you don't mind a little misplaced humor in a horror film, you might like Insidious. It does take some interesting turns. I couldn't get past the nonsense, and it ruined the movie for me.

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