Insidious: Chapter 3

Insidious: Chapter 3

Insidious: Chapter 3

Horror prequel and feature debut from Leigh Whannell, writer of Insidious parts one and two, and Saw. Set before the haunting of the Lambert family in part one, revealing how gifted psychic Elise (Lin Shaye) comes to use her abilities in order to help a teenage girl targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.

2015Rating: M, Supernatural themes, violence and infrequent coarse language98 minsUSA
Horror

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Insidious: Chapter 3 / Reviews

Variety

Variety

A thuddingly dull prequel to James Wan's very enjoyable (and highly profitable) demonic-possession horror franchise.

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Time Out

Time Out

Don't expect any spills or chills: this is more insipid than insidious.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Whannell wisely retains the series' secret weapon, Ms. Shaye, a seasoned performer of range, moxie and limitless charm.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

As before, it's a shameless mash-up of Poltergeist, Amityville etc, with added cattle-prod jumps.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

More carefully constructed than most series' third chapters.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

It stands well on its own as a jumpy spookfest.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Offers a relatable young protagonist and several key supporting players from the prior films in a nimble setup to the series.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Once again combining a sense of genuine dread with a mischievous vein of humour, Insidious Chapter 3 successfully closes the trilogy with its beginning.

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