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'Insidious 3' Review — good, but not so horrifying

June 5
5:44 AM 2015

Those who want to watch 'Insidious: Chapter 3' need not to watch the first two movies. Why? Because it is like a standalone movie, more like a spinoff. The horror film already debuted in theaters and is being watched carefully if it will blow the box office chart.

A directorial debut of Leigh Whanell, 'Insidious: Chapter 3' was a bit strict when he helmed the film. "Try to get as much in the frame as possible," said Whannell of what he learned from watching Wan on set. "Don't think that you can fix things in editing. If it's not there in the frame, you're not gonna have it in the edit room."

The movie is about a teenager named Quinn (Stefanie Scott) whose mother had died of cancer. She feels like her mother is just around and has something to tell her, so she went to psychic Elise (Lin Shaye). But things got out of hand when Quinn called out for her mother despite Elise's warning. 'Insidious: Chapter 3,' a PG-13 rating is some kind of a not your typical horror story. The scares and sound effects were in harmony, and the film was shot and directed almost perfectly.

Stefanie Scott, who played a massive role in the film said "It's the fear of the unknown that works on you - like when you hear a noise and think, 'Huh, that's nothing.' But in these movies, it is...something."

James Wan, producer and franchise editor of the franchise Insidious gave his seat to first time director Leigh Whannell because of being busy with some other projects. "The Insidious movies are atmosphere-centric. For the filmmaking team, it's all about creating the right tone, the right creepiness. The world of The Further looms over our real world and is like a nightmare, except you're not asleep when you experience these demonic entities encroaching on your world or these ghostly spirits haunting you," Wan said.

Wan also added that this latest chapter "is a good entry point" for those who have not seen an Insidious movie yet.

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