Director/Director: Leigh Whannell
Stars: Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Angus Sampson
The third installment of Insidious takes us back to before the haunting of the Lambert family. This covers the period between Elise’s first encounter with the black old woman, and when she first begins helping with the Lambert family. An unrelated teenager appears on her door step asking for help in contacting her dead mother – Elise explains that she no longer does readings or speaking with the dead, but takes pity on the young woman and attempts to contact her mother.
Instead of finding her mother, however, she finds something more dangerous – and instructs the girl not to reach out to her mother any more. Of course teenagers rarely listen well. Being headstrong, a young teenager can cause a lot of problems for herself and her family.
Of the three movies, this one seems the most disjointed and jarring – especially since I personally hoped it would pick up where Chapter 2 left off. However, this is also the only one of the three where James Wan wasn’t the director, nor did he have a hand in the writing so in many ways, it makes sense that there is an artistic difference.
I do believe that this movie is worth watching, but I just don’t think that it’s really particularly great, but alright for a re-watch on occasion if doing a marathon night – a three bloody kitties… but only just barely.