31 Days of Horror: Insidious

31 Days of Horror - October 2011

When the calendar page turns to October, we Rejects have only one thought: horror. To celebrate this grandest and darkest of months, we’ll cover one excellent horror film a day for the entirety of the month. That’s 31 Days of Horror and 31 Films perfect for viewing on a dark, chilly, October night. If you, like us, love horror and Halloween, give us a Hell Yeah and keep coming every day this month for a new dose of adrenaline.

Synopsis: No matter where Josh and Renai run to, they can’t escape the terror pursuing their family. With the horror threatening their son’s life and their sanity, Josh looks into his past and goes to hell and back to search out what has taken residence in his boy.

Killer Scene

In a movie full of frightening imagery that isn’t afraid to get a little weird, there is a lot to choose from. If you’re looking for some cool imagery, Josh’s rescue mission into the other world is spooky and cool, but the absolute best and most terrifying scene in the movie is when the group is investigating one of Dalton’s drawings of a demon on the ceiling – through the dark we catch glimpses before a jump scare puts the poop right in your pants.

Kill Sheet


Some strangulation and a violence inclined demon entity who is more apt to smack you around then tear your head off, the film trades violence for scares.


I don’t care how unsexy a movie is, when you cast Rose Byrne in it, you get at least one skull. What can I say, the woman is gorgeous.


4.5 Skulls Out of 5

I’m not exaggerating when I say this is hands down the scariest movie I’ve seen in the last decade. It has terror up there and surpassing The Descent. With a mixture of mood, atmosphere, design, and good old fashioned jump scares, Insidious uses every trick in the book to make you leap out of your seat – and it works, again and again.

Final Thoughts

Insidious surprised me and scared me. Based on the creepy kid poster and the “it’s not the house that’s haunted” tagline, I expected a pretty generic movie. Instead, James Wan and Leigh Whannell delivered a balls out, take no prisoners horror film. It’s not perfect (the last 90 seconds never sit well with me), but the film does an excellent job of scaring the balls out of you and feels like a modern film that would have been at home in the 1980s. I mean, there are totally ghost busters in this movie, with weird homemade technology. It sounds ridiculous, but totally works in the film. When you’re looking for a scary movie to make your girl cower closer to you, pop this in your Blu-ray player and try not to pee.

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Robert Fure is many things: horror expert, ruggedly handsome man of the world, witty prose composer, and writer of his own biography page. Beneath the bravado is a scared little boy, ready to grow into an awesome man and make lies about a scared little boy inside of him. Wait a minute...

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