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SXSW Review: 'Insidious' Is A Haunted House Movie That Leaves Us Cold

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • March 12, 2011 7:53 AM
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The following is a reprint of our review from the Film Comment Selects series.

Film Comment Selects: 'Insidious' Is A Haunted House Movie That Leaves Us Cold

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • March 5, 2011 4:14 AM
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This film played as part of the Film Comment Selects program at Lincoln Center.

It's Not The House That's Haunted In Trailer For 'Insidious'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 17, 2011 3:04 AM
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Say what you will about James Wan, but the creator of the "Saw" franchise has certainly proved he knows what audiences like. And while his particular brand of horror hasn't been our bag, for his next effort "Insidious," he seems to be stepping away from dreaming up fancy ways to kill people and moving toward something a bit more atmospheric.

Watch: Teaser For Haunted Little Boy Flick 'Insidious' Starring Rose Byrne & Patrick Wilson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 24, 2011 4:54 AM
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From the makers of "Paranormal Activity" and "Saw" -- yeah, not exactly the greatest selling points for a movie (at least for us) but at least the latest from director James Wan isn't a shaky cam thriller or torture porn flick.

James Wan's 'Insidious' Gets An April 1st Release Date

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 29, 2010 2:13 AM
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'Rio' and 'Water For Elephants' Also Shift While the original "Saw" isn't exactly a classic -- it's far too badly acted for that -- it's important to remember that in the light of the half-dozen increasingly awful sequels that it was, in its way, kind of an ingenious concept for a thriller, and director/writer duo James Wan and Leigh Whannell have followed it up with a pair of enjoyably grubby B-movies, "Dead Silence" and "Death Sentence," even if neither had anything like the impact of their debut.

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