JWM SPOOKATHON 2020: Insidious (2010)

A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further. (IMDb)

A spooky ghost story that eventually possesses the body of a more straight forward (though still supernatural) investigative thriller, with a third act that explains the scares and establishes a clear action-plan-plot leading to the climax. It’s a unique approach that works well, following up a solid first two acts filled with excellent jump scares and well-crafted atmosphere (the startling soundtrack and second act move are dreadfully effective, though the drab cinematography is less so).

7/10 (Good)

CREEPY QUOTE: It’s not the house that is haunted. It’s your son. – Elise Reiner

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