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Insidious

Posted in Film Review, Horror Movie Review with tags , , , , , on April 5, 2011 by xymarla

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Insidious, from Saw creators James Wan and Leigh Whannell, is a haunted house movie with no haunted house—but that’s not to say it isn’t haunting.  The film has legitimate scare value for a gore-free PG-13 release, and for a little over an hour I was certain this film could do no wrong.  Then I visited The Further.

Insidious tells the story of the Lamberts, who have just moved into a spacious and spooky new home. Mother Renai (Rose Byrne) attempts to further her songwriting career while raising their three children, Dalton (Ty Simkins), Other Son, and Annoying Baby.  Her husband Josh (Patrick Wilson) is a teacher who plays the fun parent to the kids while remaining ultimately checked out of any home drama.  One night, a couple of weeks into their new residence, Dalton wanders into an attic that opens by itself and he falls down a ladder. He appears to be fine, but he goes to sleep that night and doesn’t wake up the next morning. Dalton is in a coma for three months.

THREE MONTHS LATER. Scary shit happens! Continue reading

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Posted in Blog News with tags , on April 4, 2011 by xymarla

Yes! That’s right! There will be an actual, new review on this blog tomorrow! That isn’t just a link to one of my posts at Badass Digest!

My delightful job at BAD has kept me pretty busy, and as you may have noticed, I’ve decided to forgo my weekly News Day Tuesday post. I love this blog and I’m done neglecting it, but I want to spend my time here writing fun reviews instead of just linking to news on other blogs. So check back tomorrow for my review of haunted house blockbuster Insidious! And I promise to keep this shit up.