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nekromantik 13th December 2010 07:56 PM

Insidious (2010)
 
Hey peeps

Anyone excited for the delayed James Wan flick insidious!! The old woman in the teaser poster is well creepy!!! Its been getting good reviews from the festivals this year, and guy on BD called it movie of the year. It went through re-shoots so will be released next year.

http://www.filmofilia.com/wp-content...ous_poster.jpg

There is also a clip on youtube and BD but no trailers. its been called Poltergiest-esque horror!!

I quite enjoyed Wan's last 2 non saw flicks.

Gojirosan 13th December 2010 08:48 PM

Let's hope he did a better job than Dead Silence which was one of the worst films I've ever seen!

pedromonkey 13th December 2010 09:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Gojirosan (Post 116840)
Let's hope he did a better job than Dead Silence which was one of the worst films I've ever seen!

Death Sentence made up for Dead Silence in my book Goji

nekromantik 13th December 2010 10:23 PM

I didnt think Dead Silence was THAT bad :lol:
maybe a guilty pleasure. :blush:

Death Sentence was awesome though even though it was not a horror but you guys gotta admit the woman is pretty creepy. Check out the clip on youtube :)

gag 14th December 2010 08:18 AM

I didnt think Dead silence was that bad,
Definatly seen a lot worse.
1 thing i did like about it was the fact i didnt see the twist at the end coming, Where his father was dead and she was controlling him as a puppet,

nekromantik 14th December 2010 10:37 PM

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Originally Posted by gag (Post 116914)
I didnt think Dead silence was that bad,
Definatly seen a lot worse.
1 thing i did like about it was the fact i didnt see the twist at the end coming, Where his father was dead and she was controlling him as a puppet,

ditto!
it was not the best of movies sure but its entertaining :)

Insidious has had good reviews though so I expect something good.
Esp if a BD reviewer said its movie of the year :lol:

wayfarer 22nd December 2010 09:20 AM

Out of the crop of Hollywood, superficial horrors that seem to be churned out every year, Dead Silence wasn't the worst of them. Insidious could be ok

nekromantik 22nd December 2010 11:13 PM

From what I have read it dont seem to be a hollywood type horror.
Hope thats true otherwise we will see cliches and jump scares :lol:

nekromantik 23rd January 2011 06:21 PM

Teaser now online!

BD Horror News - Teaser Trailer Debut for 'Saw' Co-Creator's 'Insidious'!!

looks awesome imo

Gojirosan 6th June 2011 02:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nekromantik (Post 118109)
From what I have read it dont seem to be a hollywood type horror.
Hope thats true otherwise we will see cliches and jump scares :lol:

And clichés and jump scares are what it is riddled with and tries to rely upon.

It's just an inferior unauhorised remake of Poltergeist with very serious pacing issues.

But it is considerably better than bloody Dead Silence! :lol:

nekromantik 6th June 2011 07:40 PM

Nope I disagree

I f-ing loved it!!!!
It was soooooo much fun and atmosphere was awesome!
The 2nd half was not like Poltergeist at all, with the older dimension parts.

Each to their own :)
I already got it on pre-order for the US bluray.

Paul 7th June 2011 09:36 PM

The kid on the poster looks like Justin Bieber.:scared:

Bringer Of Funerals 8th June 2011 11:53 AM

To be honest the film doesnt interest me but i will watch it eventually

nekromantik 8th June 2011 07:03 PM

fools the lot of ya :lol:

Almar@Cult Labs 8th June 2011 07:28 PM

We'll be setting up official threads and more for Insidious on Cult Labs so I'm looking forward to some good debate on here. It's very cheesy but great fun - think Amityville meets Dreamscape meets Jeepers Creepers would be my take. :pop2:

wayfarer 25th July 2011 12:22 PM

I saw it last night and enjoyed it. It was a pity that the majority of scares relied on the loud smashing of hands on a piano but there were a couple of genuinely spooky moments and an attempt to contemporise a number of themes that we've seen before (as seen in the original Nightmare on Elm St, and Poltergeist, for example).

platostotal 25th July 2011 03:06 PM

The fact that there isn't a general luv for this is a puzzle to me, and I'm as jaded as they come, tho by no means perfect, i'ts still a great old school spooky-cheeseorama. One of my faves of the modern wave, and to those who haven't seen it... Do, simple as that. If you have and don't like it, that's cool too. But if they do a sequel, the first thing is kill off the comedy ghost hunters.

Sam@Cult Labs 10th August 2011 01:11 PM

Insidious: Official Thread
 
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“SO SCARY I WAS WHIMPERING IN SHEER TERROR.” (5 STARS)

ROBBIE COLLINS, NEWS OF THE WORLD.


A global box office smash thanks in no small part to unprecedented critical acclaim and overwhelmingly positive word-of-mouth from cinemagoers who delighted in being scared witless by its supernatural shocks, the year’s scariest movie, Insidious, comes to DVD and Blu-Ray on 12th September 2011, giving thrill-seeking horror fans the opportunity to take the terror home.

Directed by James Wan, written by Leigh Whannell (together, the co-creators of the “Saw” movies) and produced by Oren Peli, Steven Schneider, and Jason Blum (the team responsible for “Paranormal Activity”), Insidious stars Patrick Wilson (Watchmen) and Rose Byrne (X-Men: First Class; Bridesmaids) in a chilling ghost story that has been hailed as “utterly terrifying” (Zoo), “unnervingly creepy” (Sunday Express), “nerve-shredding” (The Sun) and, in a Five Star review as “so scary I was whimpering in sheer terror” (Robbie Collins, News Of The World).

Eschewing the gross-out, “how much can you endure?” torture porn principles of many recent horror hits in favour of a return to the traditional and much more subtle method of thrilling the audience by playing on people’s natural fears of the dark and the unknown, Insidious, like other horror classics such as “Poltergeist” and “The Exorcist”, is a welcome reminder of how much fun it can be to be absolutely terrified by a movie.

The story concerns Josh (Wilson) and Renai Lambert (Byrne), a happily married couple recently moved into a new suburban home with their three young children. When their eldest son, Dalton, inexplicably falls into a coma his condition coincides with the start of a series of disturbing events that defy any rational explanation. The ghostly goings on suggest a sinister supernatural presence is at work in the house, one that is intent on tearing the Lambert family apart. Forced to seek unconventional help to protect themselves and their children, Josh and Renai are awakened to the terrifying truth – it’s not the house that’s haunted.




Co-starring Barbara Hershey (Black Swan), Angus Sampson (Spirited), Lin Shaye (2001 Maniacs: Field Of Screams), Ty Simpkins (Revolutionary Road) and Andrew Astor (The Hangover),Insidious is “a classy and chilling horror tale” (Sunday Mirror) and “one of the scariest, most entertaining, enjoyable horror-watching experiences in years” (Collider.com).

Insidious (cert. 15) will be released on DVD (£15.99) and Blu-ray (£19.99) by Momentum Pictureson 12th September 2011. Special Features include: Horror 101: The Exclusive Seminar; On Set With Insidious; Insidious Entities.


‪Insidious Official UK Trailer‬‏ - YouTube

nekromantik 10th August 2011 01:58 PM

I loved this flick!

glad I ddint wait for UK bluray release. its ages away.

Sam@Cult Labs 10th August 2011 02:06 PM

When I was a kid, it was movies like Poltergeist that really got me into horror. A kind of soft launch, with all the sadism removed and replaced with nightmare inducing atmosphere.

Insidious is the same kind of thing. Don't get me wrong, I like a torrent of splatter, but a lot of modern horror movies are too downbeat and grim for me. I tend to like my twisted films to be antiques. When it comes to new movies, there's enough real horror in the world so I prefer some escapist spooks.

Gojirosan 10th August 2011 02:08 PM

I didn't like it, but reckon it is worth watching to see how James Wan is developing as a film-maker. This is his most accomplished piece so far.

Sam@Cult Labs 10th August 2011 02:18 PM

Good to see that people can appreciate effort and the ambition to step out of comfort zones even if they don't like the movie.

I'm not a Saw fan (the first movie being the exception) but I really enjoyed Insidious. Obviously, it's a massive step away for torture-porn and hard gore, but it has some eccentricities and quirky characters that make it a little different from the usual haunting flick as well.

One thing I like about a ghost movie is that they provide lulls for a little humour. The supernatural nature of films like this mean filmmakers can get away with offbeat acting and jokes in a way that a really harsh, nasty movie can't.

Look at it this way, when jolly Country and Western and bumbling cops enter Last House on the Left, it induces cinematic whiplash (which can be entertaining on it's own terms of course) whereas the humour and warmth in Poltergeist feels natural and unforced.

bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 10th August 2011 04:39 PM

Really want to see this - I currently have it queued on my Lovefilm rental list.

nekromantik 10th August 2011 05:21 PM

Wan only directed the first Saw which tbh was not "torture porn" so he is not a torture porn director at all. First saw was more of a thriller then traditional horror. So the whole "from director of saw is wrong marketing as people will expect gore.

Insidious shows how we growing as a director and its a very good achievement, many people did not like the 2nd half but I did not mind it as it was something different. Different is better then the usual same haunted house flicks.

platostotal 10th August 2011 05:46 PM

Wondering if it might suffer on the small screen in the corner, it's one of those where the reaction of the audience is great(I posted elsewhere that when I saw it two young girls exited the building less than half way thru shaking their heads, too scared to watch the rest) now it's no Exorcist mind, but a horror fan should watch it(maybe with a group of friends with the lights out) to replicate that buzz. Easily a fave.

Sam@Cult Labs 12th August 2011 02:41 PM

Upbeat Insidious reviews gathered here:

INSIDIOUS: REVIEWS

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BOO!

blu 12th August 2011 06:29 PM

I enjoyed this film. It's definitely worth a rental, at least.

Sam@Cult Labs 13th August 2011 01:55 PM

If I had to pick one thing I really liked, it would be the paranormal investigators.

Mainstream horror suffers from a dearth of memorable characters outside of the killers and fiends. The straight men/victims can be so cookie-cutter.

nekromantik 13th August 2011 02:11 PM

sam is it ok if u use that gif in my sig?

platostotal 13th August 2011 05:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sam@Cult Labs (Post 173806)
If I had to pick one thing I really liked, it would be the paranormal investigators.

Mainstream horror suffers from a dearth of memorable characters outside of the killers and fiends. The straight men/victims can be so cookie-cutter.

If they had been brutally done in by a cookie cutter we would be in agreement. Ahem.

Sam@Cult Labs 15th August 2011 04:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nekromantik (Post 173808)
sam is it ok if u use that gif in my sig?

Help yourself, I found it elsewhere. I love gifs, people make them, I take them as long as I'm promoting that particular film.

Sam@Cult Labs 15th August 2011 04:17 PM

New Cult Labs 'think piece' on Insidious.

Insidious: Ghosts Vs Gore

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nekromantik 15th August 2011 04:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sam@Cult Labs (Post 174108)
Help yourself, I found it elsewhere. I love gifs, people make them, I take them as long as I'm promoting that particular film.

:rockon:

i love gifs too :lol:

wayfarer 17th August 2011 09:35 AM

Insidious was a breath of fresh air. It could have been a bit spookier and I wasn't impressed by the creature design but it had enough going for it to warrant more than one viewing. i can understand the parallels made with Poltergeist and Poltergeist 2; they're only natural but Insidious didn't feel like a copy at all.

nekromantik 17th August 2011 11:43 AM

im glad this movie is getting good feedback on here :)

I made my thread about it when the trailer was released but hardly anyone replied :lol:

wayfarer 17th August 2011 02:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nekromantik (Post 174612)
im glad this movie is getting good feedback on here :)

I made my thread about it when the trailer was released but hardly anyone replied :lol:


I only watched it down to recommendations on here. What I had seen of the trailer didn't hook me and when I did consider it, I avoided potential spoilers.

When I finally got around to watching it, I found it to be an original take on a type of horror that has been neglected. I'd like to see more spooky horrors that don't rely on strange girls with long black hair as the centerpiece of the horror movie or use static cameras to record a person being pulled along a piece of floor.

enterthehero 17th August 2011 03:13 PM

I've been wanting to see this for ages now gonna have to pick it up at the end of the month, especially now a lit of people on here are saying it's good.


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Sam@Cult Labs 17th August 2011 03:18 PM

I love old fashioned ghost yarns like Audrey Rose so for me, Insidious was a breath of fresh air.

nekromantik 17th August 2011 07:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wayfarer (Post 174677)
I only watched it down to recommendations on here. What I had seen of the trailer didn't hook me and when I did consider it, I avoided potential spoilers.

When I finally got around to watching it, I found it to be an original take on a type of horror that has been neglected. I'd like to see more spooky horrors that don't rely on strange girls with long black hair as the centerpiece of the horror movie or use static cameras to record a person being pulled along a piece of floor.

i gotta disagree about the trailer.
the trailer was awesome :)

i was disappointed with the extras on the US bluray though but then again this was a small studio's first flick so can let it slide :lol:

parkrobs 18th August 2011 07:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blu (Post 173663)
I enjoyed this film. It's definitely worth a rental, at least.

In a little while, need just a bit more time to recover!!!!


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