Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne play young couple stuck in the worst possible nightmare for parents: their young boy is unconscious from a household accident, but his doctors do not know how to wake him up. Add to this strange and supernatural events happening around him when he’s home and you have the material for a parental mental breakdown. The two have to come to terms with the reality of their situation in their own way, and either accept it or fight it
Of course this familiar territory explored in such classic films as ‘The Exorcist” and “Poltergeist,” but the emotions of the situation are so primal, that they rarely fail to enthrall us. In these four clips from the film you can see how thick director James Wan (Saw) builds the tension even though nothing exceptionally supernatural going on in any of them. Each clip draws its power from pure parental protectiveness.
Check out Drew’s review from when he saw it in Toronto. “Insidious” opens April 1st
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It’s not the house…
It’s a little unorthodox