DVD Pick of the Day: Insidious

Today I picked up the haunted house film Insidious on Blu-Ray.  I originally saw the film at last year’s TIFF, where it showed as part of the Midnight Madness programme.

One thing that I would like to comment on is the somewhat misleading marketing surrounding the film, evidence of which is all over the packaging.  I like the film, however I think that quotes such as “Most Terrifying Film Since The Exorcist” and “The Scariest Movie In Decades” only serve to lift expectations to a unrealistic level.  The film has some good (jump) scares, but it definitely NOT the scariest film in decades.

As for the disc itself, it seems fairly bare-boned with only three special features listed: Horror 101: The Exclusive Seminar, On Set with Insidious, and Insidious Entities.

Blu-Ray – $24.99 (CAN), $19.99 (US)
Standard – $33.49 (CAN), $15.99 (US)
Film Thoughts: An enjoyable film that seemed to be a throwback to horror films from the 1950s.
Film Rating: 8/10

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).