Thursday, March 31, 2011

Insidious Intent


The late Bill Cosford, who spent 21 years as the irascible film critic for the Miami Herald, used to say that he'd never give more than two-and-a-half stars to any horror movie that featured a cat jumping out and scaring somebody. The point, of course, was that clichés in film -- especially in horror films -- aren't just dull, they're infuriating at this point.

Over the past couple of years I've come to feel the same way about creepy kid movies, particularly ones that only reach a PG-13 rating, that Cosford did about jumping cat flicks: I just had no desire to ever see one again.

But I have to admit that the trailers for Insidious haven't just piqued my interest -- they actually make the film look downright frightening.

Maybe that's why I'm glad to see that most of the the reviews so far have been pretty damn strong.

Anybody else interested in seeing this thing or is it just me?

Entertainment Weekly: Insidious: A-/3.30.11

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is that Darth Maul standing behind him?

trish said...

Yeah I'm in. Looks creepy.

C.L.J. said...

Speaking of commercials, I hate the fact that suddenly your page is blaring out with sound every time I navigate to it. I come here to READ, not to have my speakers blare to life letting everyone in the office know I'm surfing the internet. Those flash ads have GOT to go. Or at least, they shouldn't play unless I click on them.

Chez said...

Obviously didn't bother to read, like, three posts down -- did you?

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

No, thank you. But sweet dreams . . .

Smack, Cracker, and Punk said...

Gotta love that Maxthon broswer and hitting your website from work. All Game ads are BLOCKED. Sorry if that hits your pocket Chez, work is work after all.

Figgylicious said...

I may or may not have screamed at the TV a little bit at that one shot in the trailer where there's a bed and some...thing standing next to it? Freaked me the fuck out. First time a trailer's done that, hell yeah, I'm n.

em said...

Maybe. Last movie that truly freaked me out was Session 9, a few years ago. I like the whole 'abandoned mental hospital' angle more than 'freaky little kid', but it does look interesting.