Insidious

Insidious
Insidious
  • PG-13
  • 1h 43m
  • 2011
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From the makers of Paranormal Activity, INSIDIOUS is the terrifying story of a family who, shortly after moving, discovers that dark spirits have possessed their home and that their son has inexplicably fallen into a coma. Trying to escape the haunting and save their son, they move again only to realize that it was not their house that was haunted.
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Common Sense Says
Exceptionally scary flick is too intense for younger teens.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Insidious is one of the most terrifying scary horror movies in some time, and it's not recommended for younger teens (or anyone without a high tolerance for "jump" scenes). There's some blood, as well as some arguing and yelling, and a young boy is in jeopardy throughout the movie (he's separated from his parents, which may add to the anxiety for some kids -- even teens). But most of the horror is in the form of the stuff that nightmares are made of: darkness, shadows, and noises. It's very scary. Language is fairly light but does include one use of "f--k"; there's no sex, drugs, or drinking content of note.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Thriller, Horror
  • Release Date:April 1, 2011
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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