Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Ever since I first saw a preview for Insidious I've been wanting to see it. I knew when the trailer made me scream out loud in the movie theater that it would be good. Though I was dying to see it, I was also really nervous. I get pretty freaked out in scary movies.

When it comes to scariness, Insidious starts out strong. I threw my hands over my eyes so often that I could hardly see through my glasses for the smudges. But about halfway through the movie, things start to fall apart and the whole thing starts to look like it was filmed in your local Halloween haunted house. Creepy wax figures, an over-used smoke machine, and olde timey childlike music are the main sources of fear after the half way point. Throw in a couple ghost busters who look almost exactly like Mormon missionaries (though too disheveled to be actual missionaries), and it's just not that scary after awhile.

Plus, who's the bad guy? The demon who looks exactly like Darth Maul (I am in no way nerdy enough to make up that reference on my own - someone else pointed it out and truly, the resemblance is shocking)? The old lady (who's picture is slightly too creepy to include here)? The wax figures? I don't know. I totally lost track of who I was supposed to be afraid of.

My advice: rent it if you want a few good scares. Just keep your expectations at medium.

Who to see it with: someone you want to cuddle with
Scariness level out of ten: 5 (mostly relying on shock value)
Rent it or see it in the theater? Rent it!
Creepiness factor when you wake up in the middle of the night thinking about it? 7 out of 10


Katherine said...

Never. Going. To. See. It... You know, you should write up your summary of this movie (with a spoiler alert warning) - I don't know how many movies I know about only because you've told me the plotlines! HA! Love it! It makes me feel like I've seen so many more movies than I have! :)

Heather said...

Thanks for the review. That is hilarious. I can't pick out one favorite part, I laughed at it all. I love the idea of a movie blog. I go see about 1 movie a year maybe 2 at most and I really hate wasting one of my times on a bomb, so keep on keepin on with this blog.

Caitlin said...

This is why I love you: "Creepiness factor when you wake up in the middle of the night thinking about it?" I totally do that!

I left the Sixth Sense feeling pretty darn okay about it... until I woke up in the night thinking about the girl under the bed. Not so okay anymore. Thanks for this all-important rating!

Heidi said...

Pretty sure my favorite part of this story is "Seeing it with someone you want to cuddle with". BAHAHAHA. Also I'm totally renting this. Done. I love movies like this.

Aguilar Elliot said...

haha... your right about the darth maul lookalike, but at least the music was pretty haunting.