Streaming-Sichtung „Insidious 1-3“

Insidious is a series of American horror films created by Leigh Whannell. There are four films in the franchise – Insidious (2010), Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013), Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) and Insidious: The Last Key (2018) – which have grossed a total of $536 million worldwide. The first two films were directed by James Wan, while the third film was directed by Leigh Whannell, who also served as the screenwriter for all four films. Adam Robitel directed the fourth installment. FilmDistrict released the first and second films, while Focus Features and Universal Pictures handled the third and fourth, respectively. The first two films center on a couple who, after their son mysteriously enters a comatose state and becomes a vessel for ghosts in an astral plane, are continuously haunted by demons of a hellish realm known as the Further until they take from the family what they want most: life. The third film, a prequel, focuses on the same psychic who helped the family; this time she comes to the aid of a young girl who calls out to the dead, and the fourth follows her when her own family becomes haunted. All plots are depicted as case files of demonologists.“ (Quelle)

Ja, richtig, Nummer #4 habe ich noch vor mir. Aber das ist nur eine Frage der insidiösen Zeit – schließlich warte ich auf eine legale Streaming-Möglichkeit, aber dann machen wir uns schon mal über die drei ersten her, was?

Also, ich kann gut verstehen, warum die Filmreihe sich in die Horrorherzen der Genrefreunde gespielt hat. Es ist ziemlich oft genau die richtige Mischung aus funktionaler Figurenführung, Mythenbildung (The Further!) und Jump Scares aus dem Presslufthammer (besonders Teil 3), die das Fundament der Filme bilden.

So manche CGI-Entscheidung ist zwar reichlich fragwürdig, aber die „verwobene“ Erzählstruktur, also das Ineinandergreifen der einzelnen Ableger macht Spaß und sorgt für „Ah-so-war-das-also“-Momente. Außerdem ist mit Lin Shaye eine echt sympathische Genre-Veteranin an Bord. Insgesamt rund!

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