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Jul 12, 2011

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James Wan


Patrick Wilson
Rose Byrne
Ty Simpkins


2011 Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Still shot from the movie: Insidious.

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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.

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Why Is Insidious Rated PG-13?

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

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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.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

14A Frightening Scenes.
AB 14A Frightening Scenes, Not Recommended For Children.
MB PG Not Recommended For Young Children, Frightening Scenes.
ON 14A Frightening Scenes, Disturbing Content.
QC 13+

Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A

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Details on home video releases of Insidious...

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

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sooz says: Mar. 25, 2011

Went to a screening of “Insidious” with my tween daughter (who’s been dying to see a scary movie).

We had a blast.  To me, this was a “real” scary movie: traditional jumps & screams from frights, nice character development w/ a plausible? story line w/ sufficient explanation & backstory, suspense & anxiety formed in the process of solving the whole haunting problem (which does involve a child in the threat of danger, but the kid never gets physically harmed, unless you count a little scrape near the beginning from a tumble), & a twisty, somewhat surprise ending. Also, moments of humor to break up the tension were scattered throughout.

All this, & without gore or gratuitious violence.  I counted the “f” word used once (but I’m from NJ).  No sex or nudity, either.  None of the ugly stuff we try to keep from our kids for as long as possible in those years when they start begging to see “R” movies. (We keep saying “no” to “Saw”)  Scary while it lasts, quickly forgotten once the movie’s over…not the cause of nightmares.

We had fun hanging onto each other for the suspenseful parts, jumping & screaming when appropriate, laughing here & there.  Afterwards,we went for ice cream & laughed & talked about all of our favorite parts.

If you like the roller coaster ride of a more traditional scary movie rather than the more prevalent gory horror movie, this movie is perfect.  And seeing a scary movie in a theater full of people is always more fun.  Loved the collective energy!

I’d recommend it for the more-daring tweens & up, as long as the younger ones were accompanied by parents/older siblings.

FYI, we have 4 kids, ages 21, 11, 8, 5.  Taking the 11 y/o was a bit of stretch for me, but I did get some information on the movie before hand, including a synopsis & rating & the reasons for the rating, & made my decision based on that, since I didn’t read any reviews of the movie beforehand.

If you like suspenseful, scary movies, go see it.  We had a blast!

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