Horror movies is fairly my kind of cup of tea but what I hate is movies that shows a video camera within the movie. Ghost movies or paranormal movies that have people videoing themselves is so old like the Blair Witch Project or more precisely like reality TV. Well these two movies for review are different and felt more real than reel.
A family moves to a old house, when things start to strangely scare the mother who is a music composer. These strange things soon develop into the first born son and it puts the boy into a comatose state. Things get worse as the mother of the boy calls a priest but that is when the husband couldn’t believe her of their son’s troubles. This sets the whole family to move to another home but the same problems occur and that is when the priest intervene but after that the husband plays along because his mother calls in help from a specialist in paranormal activity. Soon the grandmother of the boy, tells her son that she went through the same thing.
Overview of Insidious
The story was there if you looked carefully at the movie. The signs were there. The father didn’t like taking photos because of his past experience. The story of “an outer bodily experience” in a horror sense is beautifully done with this movie.
Imagine you go to sleep and before you know it you wake and see yourself from the bed and enter in a world of limbo. Where you see souls living in darkness wanting to return to the world you know. The Further as the specialist puts it is where you travel further than anyone could in dream land and it is where demons stay and latch on to the dreamer whose soul roams limbo and the Further. Kids have this ability and sometimes they develop it into their adulthood. But it is not as horrible as this movie.
In one of these experiences, Dalton traveled to far into the Further that he became lost in the limbo world.Because of Dalton was haunted by a demonic entity which resulted in a comatose state.
This was a rented movie I watched and I enjoyed this than the Paranormal Activity movies put together. This had the story down pact to a T. The ending was such that it felt like it ended abruptly. (Of course it did and there’s a reason for this in the next review.)
Insidious – Chapter 2
After returning from the Further, Dalton and his father is returned and after a few months Dalton’s father started to show unusual behavior that comes forth so much that Dalton’s mother takes her thoughts to the grandmother. The specialist had died in the first movie but the police are investigating this while Dalton’s father show unusual habits.
The roles are reversed this time, Dalton must face the Further again but it was such that a visitor from the further had latched on Dalton’s father’s body. This soon became what a more can the director give. It was another story that is wedge in with a crazy man who dressed as a girl when he was a boy for a domineering mother. The history of this man seemed to seep through the videotape of Dalton because Dalton’s father’s spirit was there asking for help.
It was the story that pressed me forward and it was also a beautifully portrayed story of a outer body experience. A story solely generated around a boy and his family experience in these two movies is so exquisite and intricate that compass the netted story to more than one event. With this movie ending is really a what more can happen and before I give away the ending, it also seem to show that another movie should be coming. (I know that this as a prediction that Insidious is going to be a franchise and possibility a cult movie classic.)
Insidious ♠ ♠ ♠ ♠½ and Insidious – Chapter 2 ♠ ♠ ♠ ♠½ are rated as such because I enjoy them so much. I could not rated it any higher because horror of the psychological kind; Insidious is the first movie that shows outer bodily experience so correctly.