Sound Off: James Wan's Newest Horror 'Insidious' - Your Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
April 2, 2011
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Director James Wan may be known for directing the first Saw film in 2004, but he's moved passed that and is back with another fresh new take that could reboot the horror genre once again. In theaters this weekend is Insidious, starring Patrick Wilson & Rose Byrne, which first premiered as an indie film at the Toronto Film Fest. So does it reinvent the horror genre? How are the scares? What do you think of the twists and turns and tonal shifts in the story? What did you think of the last few scenes? If you've seen it, leave a comment below and let us know what you thought of Insidious!
To fuel the fire (spoilers may be included), I actually really, really enjoyed Insidious. I first saw it at its very first Toronto Film Fest premiere (read my review) and although I was scared out of my mind half of the time, I had a good time. I love how insanely creepy it is with the haunted house at the beginning, I love how he twists things up and changes directions and tone midway through, then does it again. It's a great haunted house movie then it almost becomes Sam Raimi does Poltergeist, which I thought was creative and totally fun. I know the response has been polarizing, which I understand, but I still loved it. A new horror favorite.
What did you think of James Wan's Insidious? A creepy new horror classic or complete mess?
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