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Insidious (2010)

  • Rate: 6.7/10 total 76,627 votes 
  • Genre: Horror | Thriller
  • Release Date: 1 April 2011 (USA)
  • Runtime: 103 min
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  • IMDb page: Insidious (2010)
  • Rate: 6.7/10 total 76,627 votes 
  • Genre: Horror | Thriller
  • Release Date: 1 April 2011 (USA)
  • Runtime: 103 min
  • Filming Location: Herald Examiner – 1111 S. Broadway, Downtown, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Budget: $1,500,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $97,009,150(Worldwide)(8 September 2011)
  • Director: James Wan
  • Stars: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne and Ty Simpkins|See full cast and crew
  • Original Music By: Joseph Bishara   
  • Soundtrack: Decode
  • Sound Mix: SDDS | Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: House | Coma | Ghost | Demon | Medium

Writing Credits By:

  • Leigh Whannell (written by)

Known Trivia

  • When Josh is dismissing his class, director James Wan’s name can be seen on the blackboard, underlined twice.
  • The mask Elise puts on to enter the world of dreams is the same as the mask used by the the Sandman, the master of dreams, in the comic book series of the same name, created by Neil Gaiman.
  • When Josh Lambert (Patrick Wilson) is dismissing his class, you can see the names Yesim Osman and Leslie Borchard written on the chalkboard. Leslie Borchard was a hairstylist for this film, and Yesim ‘Shimmy’ Osman was the hair department head.

Goofs: Continuity: When Josh Lambert goes to the front door to investigate, he flips on the porch light, which blows immediately. Moments later, they show an exterior shot of the house with the porch light on and no explanation as to how it was replaced.

Plot: A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further. Full summary »  »

Story: A gripping story of a family in search of help for their son, Dalton, who fell into a coma after a mysterious incident in attic. Little do they know that there is much more to this endless sleep than meets the eye as they explore the paranormal, and rediscover the past; the key to getting their son back once and for all.Written by David Murray Arthur  


Synopsis: The film begins with a mysterious old woman (Philip Friedman) near an ominously lit back window. She smiles and then the screen flashes to black.

A couple, Renai and Josh Lambert (Rose Byrne and Patrick Wilson), and their three kids have recently moved into a new house. One morning, Renai begins looking through a family photo album. Her son, Dalton (Ty Simpkins), joins her. He asks why there are no pictures of Josh when he was a child, which Renai reasons that he has always been camera shy. After Dalton tells Renai he is scared of his new room, she calms him down and stacks a few books on a nearby shelf. Later, after finding those books laying on the floor, Renai tells Dalton to put them back after he looks at them, but Dalton claims that he didn’t touch them. Sometime later, as Dalton is playing, he hears noises in the attic and goes to investigate. He steps on an old ladder to turn on the light when it breaks, causing Dalton to fall. He starts screaming after looking at a shadowy corner. Renai and Josh help him, then tuck him into bed, confident he only took a minor spill and scared himself. The next day Josh goes to wake Dalton, but he doesn’t move. They rush him to the hospital where the doctors say he is in an unexplained coma. 3 months later, still in a coma, they bring Dalton home to care for him there.

Over the next few days, escalating paranormal events begin to occur. One night, after arriving home late, Josh is confronted by Renai about the mysterious happenings in the house, which she claims is haunted. When Josh doesn’t believe her, she shows him a bloody handprint on Dalton’s bedsheets. Shortly afterwards, Renai is almost attacked by a mysterious man in the bedroom, which triggers the house alarm. Josh rushes to Renai, but finds no one else in the room. Unable to ignore what is going on, Josh agrees to move. Moving to a new house proves fruitless for the family, as increasingly violent and supernatural events begin to occur again. Josh’s mother (Barbara Hershey), believing what Renai says about the hauntings, contacts a friend of hers, Elise Reiner (Lin Shaye), who deals in paranormal activity. Later, the family, Elise, and her team, go into Dalton’s room. There, she sees something on the ceiling and describes it to one of her men, who draws it. It turns out to be a dark, demonic figure with a red face.

Elise explains to Renai and Josh that Dalton has the ability to astral project. This means that he can wander around the parallel spirit world, which she calls The Further, and interact with the lost souls of the dead and demons. He does this in his sleep, which he thinks are simply dreams. She also reveals that his astral projection has attracted a very powerful red-faced demon, which has drawn Dalton into The Further and separated him from his body, in the hopes that he can take it over for his evil purposes. Elise and Josh’s mother reveal to the couple that Josh also can astral project, and that he was terrorized by an old spirit during his childhood. Josh’s mother then shows them forgotten pictures from Josh’s childhood. In each picture, a shadowy old woman lurks ever closer behind Josh. The spirit is shown to be the old woman from the beginning of the film. Elise suggests that Josh uses his ability of astral projection to enter the Further and free Dalton’s soul. Josh agrees, and Elise instructs Josh how to enter The Further, which he does successfully. Josh finds Dalton and leads him out, narrowly escaping the red-faced demon. Just before Josh himself escapes, he confronts the old woman, affirming that he is unafraid of her. The old woman retreats and looks to have been scared off. Josh awakens, as does Dalton.

Later, Dalton, Renai, and Josh’s mother are in the kitchen, eating. In the other room, Josh converses with Elise when she notices something strange about him; she grabs a camera from her bag and snaps a picture of him. Suddenly, Josh goes into a rage and strangles Elise. Renai hears the noise and runs into the room to find Elise dead. She calls out to Josh, but receives no answer. She picks up the camera that Elise used from the floor, and screams. She sees, not a picture of Josh, but one of the old woman instead. Just then, Josh grabs Renai’s shoulder. She turns around, gasps, and she starts to run and the screen cuts to black.


FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Jason Blum known as producer
  • Jeanette Brill known as line producer (as Jeanette Volturno-Brill)
  • Brian Kavanaugh-Jones known as executive producer
  • John R. Leonetti known as co-producer
  • Oren Peli known as producer
  • Steven Schneider known as producer
  • Aaron Sims known as co-producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Patrick Wilson known as Josh Lambert
  • Rose Byrne known as Renai Lambert
  • Ty Simpkins known as Dalton Lambert
  • Lin Shaye known as Elise Rainier
  • Leigh Whannell known as Specs
  • Angus Sampson known as Tucker
  • Barbara Hershey known as Lorraine Lambert
  • Andrew Astor known as Foster Lambert
  • Corbett Tuck known as Nurse Adele / Doll Girl #2
  • Heather Tocquigny known as Nurse Kelly
  • Ruben Pla known as Dr. Sercarz
  • John Henry Binder known as Father Martin
  • Joseph Bishara known as Lipstick-Face Demon
  • Philip Friedman known as Old Woman
  • J. LaRose known as Long Haired Fiend
  • Kelly Devoto known as Doll Girl #1
  • Josh Feldman known as Young Josh (uncredited)
  • Caslin Rose known as Contortionist / Ghoul (uncredited)
  • Omar Apanco Salgado known as Hispanic Student (uncredited)
  • Jeannette Sousa known as Dr. Thimble (uncredited)



Supporting Department

Makeup Department:

  • Cici Andersen known as hair stylist
  • Leslie Borchard known as hair stylist
  • Nikki Carbonetta known as makeup artist
  • Mandi Crane known as makeup artist
  • Rocky Faulkner known as makeup artist
  • Kelly Golden known as key makeup effects artist
  • Kimberly Graczyk known as makeup artist
  • Brian Kinney known as makeup artist
  • David Larson known as hair stylist
  • Liz Mendoza known as makeup artist
  • Tijen Osman known as hair stylist
  • Yesim 'Shimmy' Osman known as hair department head
  • Justin Raleigh known as special makeup effects department head
  • Tracy Richards known as swing hair/makeup
  • Eleanor Sabaduquia known as makeup department head
  • Wendy Southard known as hair stylist

Art Department:

  • Aaron Becker known as main title design
  • Eduardo Cisneros known as designer: gas mask pov
  • Eric Cohn known as set dresser
  • Matt Donaldson known as property master
  • Kaylee Fisher known as set dresser
  • Jeff Guignard known as set dresser
  • Brett Hatcher known as art productions assistant
  • Niko Hovartos known as on-set dresser
  • Kate Mallor known as set dresser
  • Heather Michel known as set dresser
  • Max Moreno known as art swing
  • Steve Neff known as art swing
  • Richard Roraback known as leadman
  • Thomas Spence known as co-art director (as Thom Spence)
  • Brendan McDonald known as carpenter (uncredited)




Production Companies:

  • FilmDistrict (presents)
  • Stage 6 Films (in association with)
  • Alliance Films
  • IM Global
  • Haunted Movies

Other Companies:

  • Hot Set Catering  catering
  • DzAudio  sound editing provided by
  • Todd-AO Studios  sound re-recorded at (as Todd-AO West)
  • JRS Productions  foley recorded at
  • Todd-AO Studios  ADR recording provided by (as Todd-AO)
  • Margarita Mix  ADR recording provided by
  • Sound Dogs  ADR recording provided by
  • FotoKem  digital film services
  • Section Quartet, The  musicians: strings
  • Sessing Music Services  music licensing
  • Stone Management  product placement
  • Prime Casting  extras casting
  • Dr. Hauschka Skincare  the producers wish to thank
  • MAC Cosmetics  the producers wish to thank
  • Colorescience Pro  the producers wish to thank
  • Cargo Cosmetics  the producers wish to thank
  • Crème de la Mer  the producers wish to thank
  • Jurlique Skin Care  the producers wish to thank
  • Julie Hewett Cosmetics  the producers wish to thank
  • Dermalogica  the producers wish to thank
  • Benefit Cosmetics  the producers wish to thank
  • FACE atelier Cosmetics  the producers wish to thank
  • Thomas Surprenant Creations  the producers wish to thank
  • Otto Nemenz International  the producers wish to thank
  • Dan Riley Grip Rentals  the producers wish to thank
  • Alternative Rentals  the producers wish to thank
  • Leonetti Lighting and Grip  the producers wish to thank
  • Jinx Props & Set Design  prop fabrication and set construction
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera cranes
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  remote and stabilized camera systems
  • Aaron Sims Company, The  characters and designs (uncredited)
  • Dolby Laboratories  sound mix
  • Soundelux  post-production sound services (uncredited)
  • Technicolor  release printing


  • FilmDistrict (2011) (USA) (theatrical) (as Filmdistrict Distribution)
  • Alliance Films (2011) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Central Film (2011) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Distribution Company (2011) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • Entertainment One Benelux (2011) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Golden Village Pictures (2011) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Icon Film Distribution (2011) (Australia) (theatrical)
  • MEED Films (2011) (Lithuania) (theatrical)
  • Momentum Pictures (2011) (UK) (theatrical)
  • Showgate (2011) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • Starway Film Distribution (2011) (Belgium) (theatrical)
  • Thim Film (2011) (Austria) (theatrical)
  • TriStar Pictures (2011) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Village Films (2011) (Greece) (theatrical)
  • Viva International Pictures (2011) (Philippines) (theatrical)
  • Wild Bunch Distribution (2011) (France) (theatrical)
  • Argentina Video Home (2011) (Argentina) (DVD)
  • Argentina Video Home (2011) (Argentina) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Ascot Elite Entertainment Group (2011) (Switzerland) (all media)
  • Aurum Distribution (2011) (Estonia) (all media)
  • Aurum Distribution (2011) (Latvia) (all media)
  • Aurum Producciones (2011) (Spain) (all media)
  • Entertainment One Benelux (2011) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Entertainment One Benelux (2011) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Home Box Office (HBO) (2012) (Netherlands) (TV) (limited)
  • Mongkol Major (2011) (Thailand) (all media)
  • Odeon (2011) (Greece) (DVD)
  • Panorama Distributions (2011) (Hong Kong) (DVD)
  • Panorama Distributions (2011) (Hong Kong) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Pris Audiovisuais (2011) (Portugal) (all media)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2011) (USA) (DVD)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2011) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)



Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Fractured FX (special makeup effects)
  • Spy Post Digital (visual effects) (as Spypost, A FotoKem Company)

Visual Effects by:

  • Adam Berk known as digital artist
  • Jesse Capper known as animator
  • Stephen DeLuca known as compositor
  • Nick Giassullo known as matte painter
  • Todd Gill known as matchmove artist
  • Orin Green known as compositor
  • Amy Hollywood Wixson known as senior visual effects producer
  • Michael Janov known as visual effects supervisor
  • Jin Yong Kim known as matchmove artist
  • Heath Kraynak known as compositor
  • Michael Lester known as CG supervisor
  • Javier León known as digital artist
  • Darren Orr known as visual effects supervisor
  • Richard Pang known as compositor
  • Schuyler Pappas known as visual effects production manager
  • Colin Price known as compositor
  • Salvador Ruiz known as animator
  • Brian Tolle known as matchmove artist
  • Nathan Walker known as compositor
  • Gordon T. Wittmann known as visual effects producer (as Gordon Wittmann)
  • Matthew Frederick Johnson known as visual effects assistant data wrangler (uncredited)
  • John Norris known as visual effects business affairs (uncredited)

Release Date:

  • Canada 14 September 2010 (Toronto International Film Festival) (premiere)
  • Spain 11 October 2010 (Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival)
  • Belarus 31 March 2011
  • Kazakhstan 31 March 2011
  • Malaysia 31 March 2011
  • Russia 31 March 2011
  • Canada 1 April 2011
  • Estonia 1 April 2011
  • Latvia 1 April 2011
  • USA 1 April 2011
  • Thailand 14 April 2011
  • Brazil 21 April 2011
  • Ukraine 21 April 2011
  • France 26 April 2011 (Lyon Festival Hallucinations Collectives)
  • Ireland 29 April 2011
  • UK 29 April 2011
  • Lithuania 6 May 2011
  • Australia 12 May 2011
  • Greece 12 May 2011
  • Sweden 13 May 2011
  • Argentina 26 May 2011
  • Singapore 26 May 2011
  • Philippines 1 June 2011
  • Netherlands 2 June 2011
  • Indonesia 4 June 2011
  • Denmark 9 June 2011
  • Spain 10 June 2011
  • Belgium 15 June 2011
  • France 15 June 2011
  • Mexico 17 June 2011
  • Panama 17 June 2011
  • Turkey 24 June 2011
  • Luxembourg 13 July 2011
  • Germany 21 July 2011
  • New Zealand 21 July 2011
  • Portugal 21 July 2011
  • Poland 22 July 2011
  • Japan 27 August 2011
  • Hong Kong 15 September 2011
  • Israel 27 October 2011
  • Italy 28 October 2011
  • Chile 29 December 2011

MPAA: Rated PG-13 for thematic material, violence, terror and frightening images, and brief strong language



Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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