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Still shot from the movie: Insidious.

Insidious

Strange things begin to happen after a couple (Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne) moves into a new home with their three children. Suspecting the house might be haunted, they seek professional help only to find out it is their son (Ty Simpkins) -- not the building -- that is possessed. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C-
Violence: C
Sexual Content: A
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 97
Theater Release: 01 Apr 2011
Video Release: 12 Jul 2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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How We Determine Our Grades

After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

What elements do directors rely on to create suspense and fright? How well does this film use those? Is there another setting in which this story could have been as effectively told?

Do portrayals of satanic figures and occult practices promote experimentation? What is the appeal of scary movies?

How do sound effects, such as a racing heartbeat, contribute to the images that are depicted on screen? Check out Steve Spangler’s ideas for making your own scary sounds.

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