Goodviews: Insidious

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Insidious is the story about a family. A mother, a father, and two young boys. They move, as families sometimes do, but the house they move into is anything but normal. Things start to happen in the house. Weird things. It’s bad enough that mom Renai (Rose Byrne) and dad Josh (Patrick Wilson) are having trouble sleeping, but when the older son, Dalton (Ty Simpkins) just keeps sleeping and sleeping and falls into a coma for no reason and with no ailments that doctors can find well… Josh and Renai are close to giving up.

They bring Dalton home with all the medical equipment and Josh’s mother, Lorraine (Barbara Hershey), helps out as much as she can. Eventually Lorraine reveals there are things about Josh’s past that she never told anyone that could be the cause of all this.

With the help of medium Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) and her two assistants the family learns more and more about things far beyond their wildest fears. Insidious plays off of the idea that there are worlds other than our own out there. Worlds that contain things our worst nightmares are made of.

While this movie has points where it is very confusing, it is also a great movie to sit down when you’re in the mood for something dramatic and suspenseful.

Heather: If you’re debating watching Insidious: Chapter 2(link to IMDB) watch this one first. Better yet, watch them back-to-back. They will make more sense that way. Insidious: Chapter 2 is not currently in the Eckhart Public Library collection, but if you have an Eckhart Public Library card you can ask a staff member about Interlibrary Loan (ILL) since Chapter 2 was released on DVD more than six months ago. There’s also Insidious: Chapter 3 that has a tentative theater release for June of 2015.

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About Heather

I often go by Razor as my nickname based on my last name. I work at a library and also write. I write anything from novels to poetry and I live for the written word.
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