Insidious Chapter 3
Go back to the beginning....in this chilling prequel that takes place before the unforgettable haunting of the Lambert family. When paranormal investigators Tucker and Specs team up with the psychic Elise to help a teenage girl contact her late mother, Elise is forced to venture back into The Further where she finds a ruthless supernatural entity craving the souls of the living. It's the darkest chapter yet in this spine-tingling portrayal of evil unleashed.
Insidious Chapter 3
eh... didn't really have the feel of an insidious movie and didn't bring enough to the table to be interesting or worthwhile. would have been better as it's own new thing instead of attached to this series
A girl starts getting haunted and then BLAH BLAH BLAH it's not that good. This is a prequel so that they could have an excuse to bring horror icon Lin Shaye back to the series and she is definitely the highlight of the film. It's an efficient horror origin story with little to offer beyond that. The franchise is seemingly not my thing but I think I may actually enjoy this chapter more than the first two which just don't connect for me at all. The sound design is good and in general I just found the jump scares in this installment to work better.
"Insidious: Chapter 3" is a big improvement on the weak "Chapter 2." The first "Insidious" was incredibly scary, one of the best horror films of the past decade, but the sequel felt like it was rushed into production and not enough thought was given to the storyline. It had some decent ideas, and it ended with a scene that made me think a next chapter would bring a fresh face to the proceedings. For this reason, I was only moderately interested in seeing another in the franchise.
Taking things back in time, to give us more of a backstory to Elise, one that was mildly touched upon in a flashback sequence in "Chapter 2," does make for an intriguing story. I did like getting to know her better, even if her inevitable team up with Specs and Tucker feels a bit slapped together. I can only hope this will lead to a deeper understanding of her actions as a helpful spirit down the road, if more chapters are to come.
INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3 stars Dermot Mulroney and Stefanie Scott alongside Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, and Leigh Whannell, with the latter trio reprising their roles from the first two movies in the franchise. The newest chapter in the terrifying horror series is written and directed by franchise co-creator Leigh Whannell.
The decision to do the third chapter in the Insidious saga as a prequel proves to have been the right one, as it allows for the introduction of new characters while adding depth to a familiar one, and delivers another creepy good time at the movies.
Knowing that he was not returning for this new chapter, my expectations were low for Whannell and company. Surprisingly, however, they were able to deliver multiple satisfying scary moments. Although most of the scares are jump scares, there were one or two scenes towards the beginning that built tension very well and had me on the edge of my seat (one scene in particular will leave you frightened to leave your laptop opened).
From the Studio:The new chapter in the terrifying horror series is written and directed by franchise co-creator Leigh Whannell. This chilling prequel, set before the haunting of the Lambert family, reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl (Stefanie Scott) who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity. (C) Focus 041b061a72