Clip From ‘Saw’ Creators’ New Thriller ‘Insidious’

Published 5 years ago by , Updated August 8th, 2012 at 7:09 am,

Insidious Clip From ‘Saw’ Creators New Thriller ‘Insidious’

The minds that brought you Saw and Paranormal Activity have come together to create a new vision of terror, Insidious.

Josh (Patrick Wilson) and Renai (Rose Byrne) have moved their young family into an old home, only to face a crushing accident that leaves their son comatose.  They are forced to call for assistance as he lies helpless in the face of vengeful spirits known as “The Further”, which attack him as his spirit is trapped between this world and another.

Here is the official Synopsis:

Josh (Patrick Wilson) and Renai (Rose Byrne) have a happy family with their three young children. When tragedy strikes their young son, Josh and Renai begin to experience things that science cannot explain. James Wan and Leigh Whannell, the co-creators of Saw, join forces with the producers of Paranormal Activity to take you on a mind-bending journey into the world of the unknown.

Insidious has its world premiere at The Toronto International Film Festival’s “Midnight Madness Program” and no doubt aspires to achieve the same success as both Saw and Paranormal Activity.  Take a look at the clip below in which a psychic visually depicts the unseen entities that are at work in Josh and Renai’s home.

Insidious has several factors working for it. The filmmakers have a clear track record of both success and ingenuity in the horror genre. I have not seen Saw, however, I found Paranormal Activity filmically interesting and smart, if not quite as scary as many did. It demonstrated a creative solution to budgetary restraints, a powerful use of pacing to create tension, and a genuine understanding of the elements of suspense horror – a genre of horror that relies on the viewers own imagination and steers clear of the use of gratuitous gore.

Insidious is also comprised of a tremendously talented cast. Rose Byrne is dynamic and compelling against Glen Close in FX’s courtroom drama Damages. Patrick Wilson’s career includes a Golden Globe-nominated performance in Angles In America. He also turned in incredible performances in Little Children, and my favorite femme vigilante film Hard Candy (as a complex and deeply evil man). The cast is rounded out with Barbra Hershey, whose work in film and television has earned her one Academy Award nomination and both a Golden Globe and Emmy win.

No clear assessment can be made from the available clip, but I’m now looking forward to seeing more from this film.

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  1. How have you not seen Saw? The first one was actually pretty good.

    • Yes yes yes. The story of the first Saw was pretty freaking good. Sure it was low budget, but it was still good.

    • Hey Bobby,

      I was into horror movies for a long time. I have seen a lot of them but something happened at a certain point – a flip was switched or something (maybe when I was living on my own in the hills :))and I didn’t want to see them as much anymore. So I missed the Saw phenomena.

  2. This looks really interesting. I’ve yet to see Paranormal Activity, but I’ve seen enough that it’s my kind of film. I’m a big fan of suspense horror, so this will be right up my street.

  3. Wait, you’re writing about a new film by the director/creator of Saw and you’re telling us you haven’t seen it?? + You use the term ‘filmically’ ? Whaaaat?

  4. R.S.G.

    Hey smart guy, “filmic” is a word:

    Next time you decide to criticize someone’s language skills perhaps you’d better verify before lobbing an insult.

    And so what if Roth hasn’t seen “Saw?” She focused the article on the film she DID see and what’s shown in the footage.


    • Not to mention she is one of your if not your best writers. Her writing style is very easy to read and understand, delivering what is needed to fully grasp her intentions.

      Whats with the Witch Doctor looking picture? Are there other pics?