Film Review: Insidious (2010)

Rating: 3 out of 5.

A gripping story of a family in search of help for their son, Dalton, who fell into a coma after a mysterious incident in the attic. Little do they know that there is much more to this endless sleep than meets the eye as they explore the paranormal, and rediscover the past; the key to getting their son back once and for all. (credit IMDb)

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This is not a film I would normally chose to watch as it falls into the horror/ mystery / thriller genre however my girlfriend like scary films and tries to get me to watch them at any opportunity. I flat out refuse to watch them at night or at a time that is remotely close to me falling asleep. However after Marysia going on about Insidious I decided to give it a go on my day off from work, during day light hours and found that it was available to watch on Netflix.

In all honesty the opening credit sequence felt a bit long and drawn out. However once this sequence finally ended and the film started I actually got drawn into it. In some ways I quite enjoyed the film. Which I wasn’t expecting.

I think I enjoyed the film for a few reasons, firstly this wasn’t a gory horror/ thriller type film with blood and guesome stuff happening all over the place. So if you aren’t into those kind of films then you could potentially enjoy Insidious. Another reason why I enjoyed this film is that the plost isn’t drawn out. Insidious has a run time of 1 hour 43 minutes writer Leigh Whannell ensures all aspects of the plot are explored but aren’t unnecessarily drawn out, which is ideal for me as I have a really short attention span.

The jump scares definitely got me (more than) a few times especially as the plot got more intense as it progressed.

All in all I would probably watch this film again. I would say that director James Wan did a good job with it especially considering this film was made in 2010 and watching it 10 years later it doesn’t feel overly out dated.


  1. I actually enjoy this film, and James Wan is one of my favorite current directors!! This isn’t my favorite by him, but it’s a good watch. My sister is obsessed with the series even though she has her eyes closed half of the time 😂


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