Monday, 16 May 2011

Insidious - A fresh take on Modern Horror

Not being really that much a fan of the Modern horror, I mean id take House or The Entity over any so called modern horror . Before going to see Insidious, I had thoughts that it was just going to be another so called "jump a minute" film such as Boo, The Unborn, Drag me to hell and so on. All these are films I would recommend anyone to watch. But if you want a smart, suspenseful horror flick that offers up plenty of scares and the occasional laugh, Insidious is a must see.

Using the basis of two of the most legendary horror movies ever, The Exorcist and Poltergeist, this film is unlike any other horror the film industry has spat out over the recent years.  With a deadly atmosphere from the opening scene and classic Japanese style horror look that has you chasing shadows from the outset, the film is a fresh take on today’s horror genre.
With Director James Wan (one of the guys who started the saw franchise) behind the wheel I had certain expectations that movie goers were going to be thrown in at the deep end so to speak when it came down to building suspense, but the frights are well delivered and never seem obvious or expected.  One memorable scene to note, comes when spiritual medium Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) describes the looming entity, leaving a sinister and disturbing image for the audience to ponder.

Being one of the scariest films I’ve seen all year, Insidious is a must watch film for those sick of the same boring and bland horror flicks. With a demon that looks like the love child of Freddy Kruger, the thing from Jeepers Creepers and Darth Maul, plus a twist that will put you off taking pictures for a while, what else could you want?

Peace out!

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