Insidious parents guide


Overall C-

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.

Release date April 1, 2011

Violence C
Sexual Content A
Profanity D+
Substance Use A

Why is Insidious rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Insidious PG-13 for thematic material, violence, terror and frightening images, and brief strong language.

Run Time: 97 minutes

Official Movie Site

Read Our Full Review & Parent Discussion Questions Here

Rating & Content Info

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable. We also encourage you to check our full review.

Why is Insidious rated PG-13? Insidious is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for thematic material, violence, terror and frightening images, and brief strong language.

Violence: Rifle shots are heard and a murdered family and a blood soaked couch are shown. A bedroom is ransacked and bloody handprints are seen on bedding and windows. A character engages in hand-to-hand fighting with gruesome figures. Characters are haunted and chased by apparitions. Occult themes and practices are depicted along with disturbing images, ghastly figures and startling incidents.

Sexual Content: A married couple kisses on several occasions.

Language: Frequent terms of Deity, some mild profanities, crude terms, slurs and a strong sexual expletive are included in the script.

Alcohol / Drug Use: None noted.

Page last updated

Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Frightening Scenes.
Alberta 14A Frightening Scenes, Not Recommended For Children.
Manitoba PG Not Recommended For Young Children, Frightening Scenes.
Ontario 14A Frightening Scenes, Disturbing Content.
Quebec 13+
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

NEW: Listen to our Parent Previews Podcast and take control of media and technology in your family!

News About "Insidious"

Cast and Crew

Insidious is directed by James Wan and stars Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Insidious movie is July 12, 2011. Here are some details…

Insidious releases to DVD and Blu-ray on July 12, 2011, with the following bonus extras:

- Horror 101: The Exclusive Seminar

- On Set With Insidious

- Insidious Entities

Related home video titles:

Life on a quiet sunflower farm turns ugly when a teenaged girl and her younger brother begin to see ominous apparitions in The Messengers. An apartment in a rundown housing project proves to by anything but safe for a recent divorcee and her young daughter in Dark Water.