After a 12 year break, Phantom Menace star, Darth Maul makes an appearance in James Wan’s Insidious.
Okay so it may not be Darth Maul, but it’s pretty damn close. Anyway, Insidious was made by, both, the creators of Saw and the creators of Paranormal Activity, which are two very different types of horror films. Saw is all about the visuals, the traps, gore, etc, but Paranormal Activity focuses more on suspense, as a result, Insidious, falls somewhere in the middle.
The story follows a couple, Renai and Josh, and their three children as they move into a new house. One of their sons, Dalton, is scared of his new room. One night he hears a noise in the attic, which he explores, but a step on the ladder breaks causing him to fall. He seems fine, besides being terrified by something in the corner of the room, but the next day they find he has slipped into a coma. The strangeness in the house increases so much that the family, who are taking care of Dalton at home, decide to move. However, the move proves fruitless and they are forced to face the truth; it’s not the house that’s haunted it is their son.
The film has received fairly positive reviews, but a common complaint, among fans and critics, is that the end of the movie cannot possibly live up to the high standard that is set by the rest of the film. The plot sounds like a rollercoaster ride and, if the reviews are true, you’ll be watching it with your eyes closed. If you live in America, you may already have seen it, but for us Irish folk, and people in the UK, we’ll have to wait until the 29th of April, which is only two days away, but still.
Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne star as Josh and Renai, respectively, and it was directed by James Wan. If you’re a horror movie fan then this is probably a must see, it’s already the most profitable film of 2011 and it’s not even out everywhere yet. Let me know what you think by voting and leaving a comment below. Also don’t forget to subscribe.