Insidious: An Entertaining Throwback to Classic Horror Films
By: Da'Mon Guy
Insidious is a tension-filled, anxiety-inducing tale that creates a level of fear through multiple uses of subtle nuances to generate thrills and chills. The film is the story of a supernatural commonality that is shared by a father and a son. The film stars Patrick Wilson (The Switch), Rose Byrne (X-Men: First Class), Lin Shaye (My Sister's Keeper), Andrew Astor (The Hangover), Ty Simpkins (The Next Three Days), and Barbara Hershey (Black Swan).
Insidious is a film that takes an unorthodox perspective on the often told stories of haunting and possession. The film tells a tale of one family’s struggle against the supernatural forces of evil. It is very reminiscent of classic horror stories that were built on increasing uneasiness and stress instead of the blood, guts, and gore of many modern horror films.