A horror movie review just in time for Halloween!


Insidious was directed by James Wan and written by Leigh Whannell. I would 100% recommend this movie.

As the movie opens, a family of 5 featuring Rose Bryne and Patrick Wilson, who are constantly facing battles with their son Dalton played by Ty Simpkins, move into a big house with lots of rooms, nooks, crannies, staircases, closets, and obviously an attic. A perfect house to be in a horror movie. Typically in scary movies, haunted houses aren’t the most modern houses, but rather more creaky, dusty, and old.

The Lambert family is a normal family up until they moved houses. Josh is a teacher, Renai writes music, and Dalton, their child, is one little curious kid.  His curiosity leads him into the attic when the door swings open. Dalton tries to turn the lights on by climbing up an old partly broken ladder, but he falls off the ladder and scrapes his head. The next morning he doesn’t wake up, and it turns out he went into a coma because of the fall… or was it because of something else?

Renai is almost positive that something paranormal is happening after all of her boxes are being moved and she is seeing and hearing strange things. As Josh becomes more aware of the paranormal activities, he starts working later shifts to get away from it, leaving Renai terrified all alone with the kids.

The more time goes on, the more paranormal activity starts happening. They decide it would be best to move in with Josh’s mother to get away from the house, except the paranormal activity does not go away. In fact, it gets worse. Josh’s mom knew exactly who to call when she found out about these strange activities. She contacts a psychic named Elise Rainer (Lin Shaye). She sends two ghostbusters to figure out what was happening, but Elise eventually looks for herself. Turns out that this isn’t the first time that she has seen this case before.

Insidious is rated PG-13. It is the perfect movie to watch during the spooky season.