26 Jun 2015 ● English ● 1 hr 38 mins
Rating: A (India)
Release Dates: 26 Jun 2015 (India)
Tagline: This is how you die
English Name: Insidious Chapter 3
This serves as a prequel to the first Chapter. Hollywood has a thing for making prequels which re-creates the franchise infusing more interest in it, but sometimes in that attempt they take the franchise for granted and give you something which would spoil the image of it. Chapter:3 had a good story but lacked what it required the most, the HORROR factor.
The debutante director Leigh Whannell, who have been a successful actor and a screenwriter kinda didn’t do justice to the direction part. The irony is he’s the writer for the first two “Insidious Chapters”. This chapter sets a good premise for the previous movies but fails to hold it’s own.
Lin Shaye reprises her role as Elise Rainier, she did a good job. Stefanie Scott as Quinn Brenner was a commendable victim of the evil. The rest of the cast supported well to carry the film forward.
The prosthetic were really good which was well supported by fine make-up. The VFX was apt, did the job for the movie. The sound mixing was really good, but the movie totally depended on it, still it could not scare you enough. The cinematography was detailed with sharp editing.
Leigh tried his hand on directing which did not support him well, this chapter starts at a promising note, but fails to carry forward with that promise and dives in to cliches which fails to scare you at any point. The scary parts were so predictable that you end up telling yourself come on already jump out and TAADAA it’s there. It was a disappointment because the previous Chapters were scary as hell. But still every one have their threshold for getting scared may be mine was different, die hard horror buffs wouldn’t like it, but if you get scared easily then the sound effects will get you in the cinema.