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Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015)



Critic Consensus: Insidious: Chapter 3 isn't as terrifying as the original, although it boasts surprising thematic depth and is enlivened by another fine performance from Lin Shaye.

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The new chapter in the terrifying horror series is written and directed by franchise co-creator Leigh Whannell. This chilling prequel, set before the haunting of the Lambert family, reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl (Stefanie Scott) who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity. (C) Focus

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Dermot Mulroney
as Sean Brenner
Stefanie Scott
as Quinn Brenner
Lin Shaye
as Elise Rainier
Tate Berney
as Alex Brenner
Michael Reid Mackay
as The Man Who Can't Breathe
Corbett Tuck
as Danielle
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Critic Reviews for Insidious: Chapter 3

All Critics (130) | Top Critics (40)

As middling, somewhat serviceable horror fare, it delivers its own share of jump scares, but whatever visceral effect it might have had wears off the instant the credits begin to roll.

January 21, 2016 | Full Review…

Whannell does a creditable job with the film. He's not as bold as Wan about mounting a sequence, but he's no slouch about the psychology of screen horror.

July 16, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The quiet stretches actually serve their purpose here, creating a sense of intimacy with the characters as opposed to simply marking time between the shocks.

June 11, 2015 | Full Review…

It's mostly a waiting game for the next inevitable spook to go bump in the night.

June 11, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Tepid ghost story Insidious: Chapter 3 tries and fails to emphasize character-driven drama over cheap, jump-scare-intensive thrills.

June 11, 2015 | Full Review…

What is most frustrating about this franchise is that the films are just competent enough to escape the fun-filled glades of Schlock Valley.

June 8, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Insidious: Chapter 3

Is Insidious the new Saw? This passable movie bears no connection with the end of the second installment and seems like it could have been the backdoor pilot of a TV series preceding the events of the first two films, and it isn't very original or scary at all.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

Lacks the thrills the original gave. Leaving you disappointed rather than scared!

Film Crazy
Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

Is this the scariest movie of the year? Of course not! But the repetitive scares are more than enough to lean forward in your seat for and (as every critic has stated up to this point) for a "part 3", "Insidious: Chapter 3" works as throw away, yet effective entertainment. But I enjoyed "Insidious: Chapter 2", so what do I know? Read the rest of my review at: Follow me on Twitter @moviesmarkus

Markus Robinson
Markus Robinson

Super Reviewer

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