This supernatural horror film centers on the Lambert family Josh and Renai along with their children Dalton, Foster, and Cali, as they move into a new home. It’s not long after their arrival that their son Dalton falls mysteriously into a coma. Dalton is rushed to the hospital where he is treated for the next three months. When the treatment doesn’t show any improvement in Dalton’s condition he is brought home to be cared for by in-home nurses and family. Once Dalton is home supernatural phenomenon begins to plague the Lambert family, with everything from ghostly voices over baby monitors, shadow figures around the home, and a bloody hand print on Dalton’s bed. Faced with the supernatural forces looming over the family the Lamberts make the most sensible decision to once again move out of the home. Upon arriving at the new home the supernatural activity picks up again, forcing Renai to seek aid from a psychic Elise Rainer, and her team of paranormal investigators.
The 2010 Film created a standard of supernatural horror film design that is still the blueprint today. Turning the concept of a haunted house film on its head, and posing the question “what if the house wasn’t haunted, but you were?” as well as having the characters make sensible decisions such as bailing on a house with a ghost in it instead of riding it out was a relatively fresh breath of air in the horror genre. James Wan’s creativity and design shifted from the gore-themed tension of his previous film series Saw and Saw II to a building atmosphere of unease with sprinkles of fast-paced shock moments that drove INSIDIOUS to be a success. If you enjoy this film be sure to check out the rest of the film’s series titles: INSIDIOUS: Chapter 2, INSIDIOUS: Chapter 3, and INSIDIOUS: The Last Key.
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