• Released
  • April 1, 2011
  • (Special screening on 3/29)
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 42 min
  • Horror
Insidious Synopsis
A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further.
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Critic Ratings


Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A haunted-house movie that has some of the most shivery and indelible images I've seen in any horror film in decades. Yes, it's that...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Nicely acted by all and photographed in creepy, cold, under-lit tones.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Successful to a point (though seemingly unaware of the chuckles it produces in between shrieks), the movie has strong prospects with genre...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Here's a better than average spook-house movie, mostly because Insidious decides it can haunt an audience without spraying it with blood.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
If your idea of a fun night out is to be manipulated by freaky sound effects, jumpy edits, and point-of-view shots of ceiling fans...
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By Michelle Orange
A concerted effort to make a scary movie without spilling a drop of blood, Insidious is earnest to the point of suffocation about scaring...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The movie is hampered throughout by little inconsistencies.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It's far more annoying than frightening.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Insidious doesn't feature the lazy, home-video-style terror of "Paranormal Activity," thankfully. But it's also pretty normal activity for...
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Boston Globe

The crazy train of Insidious runs fully off the rails when the filmmakers go logical and some of the strange gets explained away as a...
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A must see for a good scare.

By fernandezj57
Everything you expect in a horror film thrown out the attic window, Insidious is not one you'll soon forget. From the people behind Saw and Paranormal Activity, Insidious is a chilling story about a...

I want my two hours back

By DDura
Went to a sneak preview of the movie last night. I can tell you that I did enjoy Paranormal Activity and since it was made by the same people gave this movie a positive outlook. But after...


By 1 Movie Seeker
I actually enjoyed this movie, the beginning left much to be desired, put it picked up. Of course it had its moments, but overall this movie ended up being very interesting....

Horror Terror Fear

By rockydoggies
Oh Betty....I lost track of how many cold tingling chills that had ripped throughout my body. Nice to feel an impact of horror and shear terror without the need of excessive blood or guts....


By mikeyphilly05
insidious was a pg13 horror movie that i was more interested in watching with my friends than actually paying much mind to. i figured it would be a cheap tricks flick that was cut clean enough to...


By gagalover435
Insidious is an exciting movie.The movie is about a boy who's in a comma and he is trap.The exciting parts are non stopping.You got to keep your eyes peel.This movie is very good for people who likes...

Horror - Fear

By Koali
know better than to watch this type of movie. And this was no exception. Based on the theory of astral projection and demon possession. The house had little lighting and dark oak or mahogany all...

Great horror flick

By bluedev14
This was a real awesome horror flick, for the first time i can say that attempts at a neo-retro paranormal film worked out. The directing and scenes are designed to match those of classic 80's...

Pretty good

By morg14
Pretty good. Scary. A fun movie to watch. But I like the 2nd one way better...

best scary movie since dawn of the dead

By trinitybarnes299
go you would not be disappointed...

More Info

Rated PG-13 | For Violence, thematic material, terror, brief strong language and frightening images
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Exceptionally scary flick is too intense for younger teens.
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