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‘Insidious Chapter 3’ Ups the Scare Factor (Review)

Written by: Paula Limbaugh

Directed by: Leigh Whannell

Cast: Dermont Mulroney, Lin Shaye, Stefanie Scott, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell, Tate Berney 2015

YES! Finally! Just got back from seeing Insidious: Chapter 3 and it was fantastic. Let’s backtrack for a moment. When Insidious was released, I was so excited to see it, I had such high hopes and it fell flat for me. I just didn’t like it. Insidious: Chapter 2, was a tad better, but 3? 3 is great, loved it!

Chapter 3 deals with the back story of Elise Rainier (Shaye) and how she got into using her gift to help others. This is also the beginning of her relationship with Specs (Whannell) and Tucker (Sampson). The story opens with a young teen, Quinn Brenner (Scott), seeking Elise out for help in contacting her deceased mother. At first Elise says no, but then takes pity on her and tries to contact her mom. Instead she comes in contact with a demon. Elise dismisses Quinn and tells her do not try to make contact again, but of course it’s too late.

Quinn shares an apartment with her dad and younger brother. At first she hears things at night and thinks her mom is trying to contact her, then there’s the feeling of a presence, and an actual sighting of someone. Occurrences begin to escalate quickly and soon Quinn realizes she’s in danger. In the meantime Elise is picking up on the danger Quinn is facing and makes the decision to offer her help, despite the danger poised to her own well-being.

While Elise is making her decision, Quinn’s dad Sean (Mulroney) realizes that there is something supernatural going on and with the help of his son Alex (Berney), contacts two paranormal investigators, Specs and Tucker, to come over and check it out. Alone, the guys are out of their league, but when Elise arrives on the scene, the battle for Quinn is ready to begin.

This is one fast paced 97 minute flick. You’ll be jumping out of your seat constantly. They really upped the scare factor with this one. This actually works as a stand alone film; you don’t need to have seen the first two movies in the series to enjoy this one. There are times when you don’t see it coming and BAM in your face! Never a dull moment in this one; well worth watching.

Rating: 4.5/5



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