Jason Bayless is a life-long activist and is currently working at The Pachamama Alliance. When he is not working he spends, working with Center for Farmworker Families and spending his time recording shows, writing blogs, collecting 3D movies, and playing VR games.
Zombie Popcorn attended an advance screening of the upcoming film, INSIDIOUS. It opens in theaters April. 1st.
I went into the theater with very little hopes of this movie being good. I was suckered into wanting to see this movie because I love demon possession films – what can I say, I love them…come on, who doesn’t love The Exorcist? I like them so much we had ademonologist on The Talking Dead, but that is another story. [singlepic id=1529 w=320 h=240 float=right]
If I had to sum this movie up in a sentence, I think I would say, INSIDIOUS is Amityville Horror meets Poltergeist meets Drag Me to Hell, plus some. This film has the feel of those movies in parts but let it be known the over-all feel of the film is completely original.
As I said before, I went into this movie with not so high hopes because I am not a fan of the SAW films and I had no interested in seeing Paranormal Activities. If you saw any of my other posts about INSIDIOUS, then you know that the writer-director team behind SAW (James Wan and Leigh Whannell) and the filmmakers of Paranormal Activity (Oren Peli, Jason Blum and Steven Schneider) had their hands all over INSIDIOUS.
Ok, back to the screening. The movie started and five minutes into the film I was wanting to shout at the screen, “Come on movie, we are waiting!” and on the sixth minute I was wishing I did not taunt the film because this haunted house just grabbed me by the tender hairs and pulled me in and no mercy was shown. Sure, there were the typical cheese-y moments about the film but the demons in this film have a very classic feel. It was nice to see a little throw back to filming without insane CGI or big budget effects.
A Zombie Popcorn Fan on Facebook said this to us about INSIDIOUS, “…it is instantly one of the most impressionable horrors I’ve ever seen.” I agree with him about it being very impressionable. What made it impressionable can be highlighted by what Paul said when we were leaving the theater, he said, “several films have attempted to use the same story path but have failed and INSIDIOUS has achieved doing a good job with it.”
I don’t want to give anything away before the film is released but I have to say the storyline was really well done and it will re-defined the haunted house horror film genre. If you want to hear all the details about the film and what Paul and I thought of it, including spoilers – tune in this Sat. March 26, 2011 to The Talking Dead because we will let loose on all the details!
If you don’t then just make sure you see this film and take a date because, the only thing that would have made it better would have been if it was in 3D.