CinemaDave (cinemadave) wrote,

LENT DAY 21 "Insidious" is a tribute to stagecraft

**Insidious** will open on many screens this April Fool‘s Day Friday. From the creators of the original **Saw** and **Paranormal Activity,** **Insidious** is creepy horror movie made for the fans of the genre. With nods towards **Poltergeist,** **The Sixth Sense** and **The Exorcist,** writer Leigh Whannell and Director James Wan deliver the jolts and laughs required for a film of this genre.

While playing in the attic of their new home, Dalton (Ty Simpkins) becomes catatonic. After visiting medical specialist after media specialist, the father (Patrick Lambert) learns from his mother (Barbara Hershey) that the solution could have a paranormal answer. Noted Paranormal Psychic Elise Rainer (Lin Shaye) investigates the mystery that involves visiting the astroplane in the 4th dimension.

Don’t let the paranormal mumbo jumbo distract you. **Insidious** is a triumph of technical artistry over low budget. Instead of overwhelming the viewer with CGI special effects, **Insidious** contains “old school” special effects, creating a more intimate experience. **Insidious** proves that stagecraft is alive and well in the motion picture world.
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