Take a Drink: for every jump scare.
Take a Drink: every time Quinn sustains a new injury.
Take a Drink: every time Elise reminds you that she no longer uses her “gift”.
Take a Shot: for the Elise action scene.
Do a Shot: for the Avengers-like team formation at the end of the movie.
By: Frankie B. (Three Beers) –
I am a huge fan of the original Insidious, but the first sequel didn’t exactly live up to expectations (it kinda sucked). Seeing as I am a sucker for horror movies, Insidious Chapter 3 was pretty much a must see for me. I probably should have watched a trailer for two first, though.
If you have seen the previous entries in the Insidious series, you pretty much know what to expect. Hapless child being sought after by crazy looking demons- it’s like a super fucked up episode of To Catch a Predator.
I never really noticed in the previous installments, but Lin Shaye is a little badass. The movie is about her finding her mojo again and she does a fantastic job of selling the fact that a seventy year old woman can beat the shit out of demons. Leigh Whannell does a solid job of both creating a darker tone than the previous installments and keeping the same visual stylings of James Wan. He knows not to mess with what was already clearly working. Keeping Specs and Tucker in there adds a slightly lighter tone to the last third of the movie which was much appreciated given how dark the movie gets at points.
The main demon in this movie is pretty lame, and by that I mean it’s an old man in a breathing mask. Doesn’t really inspire fear into the hearts of the audience. The demons in the previous movies were much more imposing, but Whannell was going for a more psychological horror. I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt.
This movie truly convinced me that the victims in these movies could legitimately be played by almost anyone in Hollywood and the quality of the movie would stay the same. The leads outside of Lin Shaye are super bland, but not enough as to hurt the movie in any particular way.
If you are a fan of the previous installments, you’re probably going to see this no matter what anyone says to you.