Insidious: Chapter Three (2015)

To be honest I hope we get a whole book of Insidious films…

 A prequel set before the haunting of the Lambert family that 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 who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.

James Wan’s partner in crime, Leigh Whannell, who has previously been attached to Wan’s projects (Saw, Dead Silence, Insidious) as either writer, co-producer, or even sometimes actor, now finally steps up and takes the reigns and sits in the director’s chair for his own entry into the franchise with, Insidious: Chapter Three.

What comes as a surprising improvement from Chapter 2, Chapter 3 delves into prequel territory with dread filled atmosphere and jump scares that come with a gasp and a giggle. Whannell who is a long time player in the horror genre, cleverly utilizes the feeling of claustrophobia with keeping our leading lady, Quinn (Stefanie Scott), immobilized and unable to escape any lurking threats.

Although not as terrifying as the original, this haunted house number builds it tension with care with a few legitimately frightening moments and a villainous demon that will chill you to your very core.

6.5 / 10

“If you call out to one of the dead, all of them can hear you”

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2 thoughts on “Insidious: Chapter Three (2015)

  1. I know I am in the extreme minority on this one, but I really didn’t like the first, and didn’t much care for the second, either. I didn’t even try with this one. Glad to see you enjoyed it somewhat, issues and all.

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