Parents, this acclaimed horror flick will for sure spark discussion about evil spirits and astral projection, but this poignant horror movie may upset kids with some disturbing imagery and strong language. The story follows a family moving into a new home, but soon starts sensing their house is possessed. After frightening sounds and demonic behavior circling in the house, the family moves. The second house has the same weird and eerie things happen. Soon, they must face the horrifying truth. The house is not haunted. It's their son. There is no sexual content and hardly any language, but one use of f--k and w---e printed. Some violence is present, but it's mostly flashes and images of scary situations. It includes bloody hand prints, a boy in a coma, some intense human-demon combat, loud and scary noises on the soundtrack, creepy half-glimpsed figures including a possessed bald woman, and a scary alternate universe where humans are kidnapped and left in doll-like form. There is also some child imperilment. Rated PG-13 For Thematic Material, Violence, Terror And Frightening Images, And Brief Strong Language. In the end, this horror film offers plenty of thought-provoking questions and some unforgettable scares, but this smart, poignant movie is probably too disturbing for kids under 15. Read on if interested in the review for Insidious: Chapter 2.
Parents, this sequel to the acclaimed horror flick "Insidious" from the director of Paranormal Activity & Saw will please fans of the first installment of Insidious, but just as the first, includes enough mature material to make it too frightening for younger viewers. The story picks up with Dalton unpossessed, and the unexplainable events are over. Everyone is happy, while staying at Josh's mother's house, but soon, all hell breaks loose. Something evil followed Josh back from the further, and wants to possess him and all connections toward him, including his family. Soon, the terrifying secret will be revealed. It's not just something evil that followed Josh. It's the further that came with him. This movie is less constant on violence, but when used, it is very strong and terrifying. There is fighting, slapping, kicking, fighting, fistfights, punching, but the creepy images are the worst. Images include bloody handprints, bloody teeth, rotting tongues, female demonic figures, scarred faces, a black eyeball, bald witches, and disturbing repeating images of a boy covered in blood and vomit. There are scary loud noises on the soundtrack. Renee is put on a medical drug. Viewers see her swallowing the drug with water, but once, is shown swallowing it with hard liquor, while briefly drunk. Language is much more infrequent, but includes one outburst containing several uses of f--k, and one son of a b-tch. Rated PG-13 For Violence, Sequences Of Terror Including Intense Disturbing And Frightening Images, Some Drug Use, And Brief Language. In the end, this sequel is well made, poignant, and for sure entertaining, but is for the same mature audience, as the first. Coming September 13, 2013. Age 15, 4/5 Stars. Insidious: Chapter 3 is coming Winter 2015!