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Title: Insidious
Directed by: James Wan
Written by: Leigh Whannell
Produced by: Jason Blum; Brian Kavanaugh-Jones; John R. Leonetti; Oren Peli; Steven Schneider; Aaron Sims
Music by: Joseph Bishara
Cinematography: John R. Leonetti
David M. Brewer
Edited by: James Wan
Kirk Morri
Distributed by: IM Global
Stage 6 Films
Alliance Films
Haunted Movies
Released: September 14th, 2010
Rating: PG-13
Running time: 103 min.
Country: USA
Language: English
Budget: $1,500,000 [1]
Gross: $54,009,150 (US)
$97,009,150 (Worldwide) [2]
Next: Insidious: Chapter 2

Insidious is an American feature film of the horror genre with an emphasis on the haunted house and ghostly apparition motifs. It was directed by James Wan with a screenplay written by Leigh Whannell. The film was produced by Haunted Movies in association with IM Global and Stage 6 Films and presented by Alliance. It was first screened at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 14th, 2010. On October 11th, 2010, it was screened at the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival in Spain. The movie was released theatrically in the United States on April 1st, 2011. The premise of the film revolves around a small boy named Dalton Lambert, who mysteriously falls into a coma, shortly after his family move into an old house with a dark past. Dalton's family come to learn that their son can project his astral essence into The Further - a plane of reality in between dimensions, where he becomes the puppet of a malevolent entity. Insidious stars Patrick Wilson as Josh Lambert, with Rose Byrne as his wife, Renai Lambert. Ty Simpkins plays Dalton Lambert with Andrew Astor as his older brother, Foster. The movie also features appearances by Lin Shaye as medium Elise Rainier, and Barbara Hershey as Joshus's mother, Lorraine Lambert.

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  • The original working title of this film is The Astral.
  • The tagline for this film is "It's not the house that's haunted". This is also a line of dialogue that is paraphrased by one of the main characters.
  • Insidious was in release for a total of twenty-three weeks (161 days). [2]
  • Insidious closed out of theaters on September 8th, 2011. At its widest release, it was screened in 2,419 theaters. [2]
  • Insidious was released on Blu-ray by FilmDistrict on July 12th, 2011. Bonus features include character profiles, the "On Set With Insidious" featurette, and the "Horror 101: The Exclusive Seminar featurette. [3]
  • Screenwriter Leigh Whannell also plays the role of ghost hunter Specs in this film.
  • Film score composer Joseph Bishara also has a bit part in the film as the Lipstick-faced demon.

Conjuring Connections[edit | edit source]

Although Insidious is a wholly separate movie from The Conjuring, and takes place in a different continuity, there are still many points of commonality between the two films.

  • Both films were released in the early 2010s.
  • Both films spawned successful sequels and/or prequel films.
  • Both films include flashbacks that are expanded upon in future installments.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 IMDB; Insidious (2010); Box office & business.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Box Office Mojo; Insidious (2010); Domestic Summary & Total Lifetime Grosses.
  3.; Insidious (2010); Blu-ray.
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