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Nightgore
04-01-2011, 10:45 PM
Just seen the new horror movie, Insidious...I have to say, it's one of the scariest movies I've EVER seen. Or at least have seen in a LONG time!

Great horror film! Very visual! -Tyler

Nightgore
04-02-2011, 07:04 AM
It's a ghost story, but instead of a house or object being haunted...it's the families child.

It's a great movie with TONS of good startle scares! Everyone in our theater was SCREAMING and talking about it after it was over. -Tyler

scarygoat
04-02-2011, 01:37 PM
I just saw this movie last night as well, and I must agree, definitely the scariest movie I have seen in a LONG time, if not the scariest one ever. Finally somebody knows how to make a horror film that is not only startling, but actually scary.

The theater was packed, and screaming the whole way through. It gave me a few good ideas for my haunt as well.

Twin Locusts
04-02-2011, 03:55 PM
going to the matinee tomorrow but tonight its...

GO CATS!!!!!

screamforadream
04-02-2011, 04:46 PM
Taking the girlfriend tomorrow, can't wait! She HATES scary movies (but loves acting in haunts....I can't explain it lol, she's a keeper alright.)

freak 'n' stein
04-03-2011, 11:57 AM
Saw it last night...Nightgore was absolutely right!! James Wan has done it again...from bringing us the Saw series to Dead Silence...

This movie has it all...It's funny, scary, tugs your heart strings once or twice...but most of all it actually attempts to SCARE YOU which is the whole point of a horror film.

...also, look for the little Saw "Easter Egg" Wan throws in the film too -- everyone in our theater caught it!! ;)

xxxdirk
04-03-2011, 02:45 PM
Yep, saw it this afternoon. Enjoyable and prob one of the scarrier movies I have seen in a a long time......

screamforadream
04-03-2011, 08:52 PM
Just got back from it! Absolutely amazing! Didn't catch the Saw "easter egg"....? But by far one of the better movies I've seen in a LONG time!

freak 'n' stein
04-03-2011, 11:08 PM
*SAW EASTER EGG SPOILER ALERT*

screamforadream -- when the dad is in his class room, if you look behind him, there is a chalk drawing of Jig Saw behind him...

& did anyone else think the old lady that was haunting the dad looked like Mary Shaw from Dead Silence?! Maybe a second James Wan easter egg?!

freak 'n' stein
04-03-2011, 11:11 PM
I prefer to wait for it to come out straight to dvd in a few months. I hope it will be uncut version, perhaps?

<<<<<------- I'm buyin it...DVD/Blu Ray is prob the best idea, but it was definitely fun in the theater!

screamforadream
04-04-2011, 07:18 AM
I can't believe I missed that! But she did remind me of Mary Shaw. I guess I need to go again lol, thanks for telling me. :)

scarygoat
04-04-2011, 08:37 AM
The whole theater couldn't stop laughing at the little "Easter Egg".

I think in most of James Wan's movies there is a Saw "Easter Egg"... or at least in Death Sentence there was.

FablesStudios
04-04-2011, 09:24 AM
This was an amazing film. The old lady you guys keep talking about was actually a male actor. ha ha.. and yes she/he did look like Mary.. I highly recommend this movie. It is not a typical Now a days horror gore fest.. It is a well thought out movie. It has a Vincent Price quality to it. I have never heard people scream like that in the theater before. Lets face it we as haunters are pretty much desensitized to scary things but Some parts in this movie freaked me out ha ha.. now Im babbling on… In Short.. its worth the $10 bucks. Go see it. Lets show Hollywood its time to start making new movies. Not the guy with the knife part 33.

Peter T
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xxxdirk
04-04-2011, 11:03 AM
Beginning credits reminded me a lot of an old Hitchcock film.

MDKing
04-05-2011, 02:25 PM
I loved this movie, one of the best if not the best scary movie I've seen the past 20 years. One scene that stands out to me, wasn't even that scary but the way it was done really stands out. When the lead female in her new home takes out the trash and the music suddenly changes, and through the window she sees that man dancing vigorously, then the next window he wasn't there. It was simple but I think it's the fact that the guy wasn't trying to be scary but it just really felt disturbing to me. Also, all the scenes the Dad experienced in the "other" world were also disturbing, with the family in the living room, etc....

Allan

Nightgore
04-05-2011, 02:55 PM
Allen,

I completely agree!

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Nightgore
04-05-2011, 02:56 PM
PS: That song it totally ruined for me now...gives me the creeps. -Tyler

kpolley
04-05-2011, 03:09 PM
Just an aside...shortly before the billy puppet head from saw is seen on the chalk board there is a wide shot of the board and James Wan's name is written on the board as well. It is really quick, but I think it was a list of detentions or something like that.

All in all, I thought it was a great movie full of suspense and lots of startle scares. A+

MDKing
04-05-2011, 03:11 PM
So, we can we expect to be hearing this song play in 95% of the haunts this season??? I sure hope not!:)

Allan

freak 'n' stein
04-05-2011, 04:22 PM
I loved this movie, one of the best if not the best scary movie I've seen the past 20 years. One scene that stands out to me, wasn't even that scary but the way it was done really stands out. When the lead female in her new home takes out the trash and the music suddenly changes, and through the window she sees that man dancing vigorously, then the next window he wasn't there. It was simple but I think it's the fact that the guy wasn't trying to be scary but it just really felt disturbing to me. Also, all the scenes the Dad experienced in the "other" world were also disturbing, with the family in the living room, etc....

Allan

Oh my GOD!! That WAS truly the most disturbing part of the whole entire movie!!! I swear they use that song in the spongebob tv show cause that's what I kept thinking of when I heard it.

...but the little boy dancing was just soooo weird. It was the mix of his old fashion clothes + the little "jig" he was doing + that song selection. *shudders*

freak 'n' stein
04-05-2011, 04:26 PM
...not to get off track, but I just google'd it since Tyler was so gracious enough to post the youtube vid & a different "Tiny Tim" song is in fact used in the Spongebob show! hahaha

But yes, that song is now really disturbing...and I WILL be using it in our show this year at some point...possibly with a tiny dancing man?!

MDKing
04-05-2011, 04:40 PM
Oh, so that was a little boy in there dancing, I guess that does make sense now. Cool and creepy effect the dance and clothing, ne of the more memorable scenes for me.

For some of you haunters who've been around for a while, do you remember back in the 90's when Tiny Tim got married on The Tonight Show at the old Spookywoods? Major PR for Dave Bertolino back then...

Allan

scarygoat
04-05-2011, 06:58 PM
That song was perfect for that scene, so disturbing. I liked how they didn't over-show the main demon either, sticks to how horror movies should be, doesn't get you used to how he looks. The scene with the family on the couch was creepy as well, I can't get over that girl's expression... so utterly creepy.

zombiphobe
04-06-2011, 10:14 AM
I liked it and it definitely has the startle scares freak 'n' stein mentioned. I'm not sure about it being the best horror movie in years like others, but I did like it a lot. Caught both the easter eggs mentioned too so thanks for the tip. I thought Leigh Wanell or whatever his name is and that other ghost hunter guy were hilarious. A little strange to start in with humor in an otherwise serious movie up to that point, but I think it worked and shows the movie doesn't take itself too seriously.

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I felt really horrible for Happy Gilmore when his grandma got killed. Or was that Roy Munson's apartment manager lady? Reminds me of both and either way, sad.

Front Yard Fright
04-06-2011, 02:14 PM
Saw it the other night and must admit it got me quite a few times! I thought the overall concept was extremely similar to Paranormal Activity (Both I & II) but I like the things they added to the story. The fact that they actually showed the demon/bad guys was a great addition (Apposed to PA where you were left guessing what it was/looked like)

I'm still waiting to see that Red Face guy watching me through my bedroom window. O_O

And as far as the music goes, I love old fashioned songs like the one they used simply because they are completely misplaced in a horror movie or haunted house. I remember going to Greg's haunt Fearfest for the Columbia Haunt tour and he had "It's a Wonderful World" playing in his asylum haunt and I though it was AWESOME. Same goes for "Sprout and the Bean" and "Quick Silver Girl" from The Strangers... Happy-go-lucky songs turned terrifying due to a horror movie.

Gotta love it!
:D

freak 'n' stein
04-06-2011, 03:05 PM
I remember going to Greg's haunt Fearfest for the Columbia Haunt tour and he had "It's a Wonderful World" playing in his asylum haunt and I though it was AWESOME. Same goes for "Sprout and the Bean" and "Quick Silver Girl" from The Strangers... Happy-go-lucky songs turned terrifying due to a horror movie.

Gotta love it!
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<----- GREAT point! "It's a Wonderful World" coupled with the Ayslum was PERFECT!!!...I asked if the actors at Fearfest were really from a different country cause their accents/acting were so SPOT ON!! okay...enough rambling about how awesome Fearfest was...back to this thread!!! haha

HordeOfUndead
04-18-2011, 11:13 AM
I persuaded my brother to go see this last night and all I can say is holy s$@#. They did a VERY good job on that movie. With all the dime a dozen horror and haunted movies out today, especially PG13 ones I definitely agree it's one of the best I'd seen in a long time. I'll admit there were some seriously creepy parts and I jumped more than once. haha.

Novus
05-15-2011, 09:33 PM
So I finally saw this movie. It was good and I would absolutely recommend it to horror fans, but it definitely has it's flaws.


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The first half of the movie was great... perfect scares and pacing. The second half of the movie just goes a bit off the deep end. Too much hammy humor with the ghost hunters, too much explanation of EVERYTHING (and you see every single ghost - ruins the mystique), and "the further" scenes almost reminded me of Beetlejuice. I was waiting for the father to run into his case worker, Juno. I also liked the similarities to Poltergeist... but that movie ended up a lot scarier because you never actually saw inside the demonic dimension.

Insidious goes from a very scary first hour, to an almost cartoony finale.

I would still recommend it... but as far as recent scary movies, Paranormal Activity left me feeling a lot more paranoid when I tried to go to sleep.

Grave Digger
06-06-2011, 09:27 PM
OMG... this is a creepy film and absolute watch.

chuck weber
06-18-2011, 06:18 PM
lots of weird twists and turns and then the ending.............. WOW !!!!! looks like INSIDIOUS 2 could be in the works......LOVED IT !!!! (probably bombed at the box office. hopefully, not. this was a great film!!!)

jakprintsHAUNT
06-18-2011, 11:45 PM
I liked it...lots of subtle creepiness, but I will have to say my favorite scene was probably the "workshop". Need to watch it again on blu-ray.

I also have to agree with the misplaced "happy" music..love when movies, or even haunts for that matter do that. It has changed views and mental connotations on so many songs, but in a good twisted humor kind of way.

I Did an act in a haunt one night with some friends in an asylum scene where we replaced the normal soundtrack for the night with almost all Dr. Demento and cartoon theme tracks..one of the most fun nights ever and worked right in with our acts.

Mike "Pogo" Hach

chuck weber
06-19-2011, 11:45 AM
forgot about that. movie was loaded with that kind of stuff. loved it !!!!

LivingTheHauntedHouseLife
06-21-2011, 08:52 AM
Yes I went to see that in the theater! It was the first horror movie I've ever seen in the theater and it was actually very well done! I loved it! (: I jumped a lot because of everything that was jumping out at you. It was perfectly detailed with good 'Surprise Factors' !(: A good see!

~LivingTheHauntedHouseLife

freak 'n' stein
07-14-2011, 11:39 PM
...nifty special features on the blu-ray!!

- Horror 101: The Exclusive Seminar
- On set with Insidious
- Insidious Entities

I'm a sucker for special features :D !!

damon carson
07-15-2011, 11:15 AM
Finally got to see this. I was expecting more from all the hype. It had a few creepy parts but nothing I havent seen before. Ive seen so many horrror movies and everything has been done it takes alot to thrill me I guess. I may check it out again and give it a second chance.
Damon
Frightmasters

Twin Locusts
07-24-2011, 03:19 PM
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Lots of good choices in making this film, it's a nice scary movie. Not epic, but good.

For my money all California bungalows are scary from the get go so they had that going for them.


I was hoping someone would come in and save the medium lady, I've always liked that actress
and that character particularly. It was a good twist for the ending, especially since taking the photo made
the audience think there was going to be someone behind him again, not that his body had been possessed.

Lots of strong visuals but honestly no better than what a lot of haunts produce, especially in make up and prosthetics.

sophisticatedterror
07-24-2011, 07:38 PM
Finally got to see this....thought it was pretty good....Loved the old horror feel to it



kale

NightmareOnYourStreet
07-26-2011, 12:42 AM
Ive watched it 3 times so far and about to watch it for a fourth by myself at 1:30 am... mua ha ha!

As far as scary movie goes this goes on my top. WAYYYYYYYY scarier than paranormal activity IMO. PA seemed more like one of the "scary movie" series while this was truly genuinly (spelling?) creepy. Love the demon and how simple the makeup was even though hes similar to darth maul. just the simplicity i love. and the few times he pops up are burned into your head. god i love it.

anyways heres the workshop scene

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODXNPy2z3vQ

and the tiny tim song in spongebob was livin in the sunlight loving in the moonlight. which is also just as creepy. check out his cover of the doors "people are strange" too its great.

insidious A++++