- Nicely established atmosphere of constantly looming danger
- Back to the roots darker tone
- Quinn's handicapped situation works great in keeping things intense
|Lin Shaye is back for more.|
- Fairly predictable scares
- The demon's haunting remains unexplained for too long (if it is even explained)
- Quite abrupt ending
|Let's hope you like traditional scares.|
- That ending scare.
|One more time into the Further.|
Insidious: Chapter 3 will do just fine for a movie evening if you are looking for a mediocre to average horror movie with a solid menacing atmosphere and predictable scares.
What elevates Chapter 3 above the lackluster Chapter 2 is especially director Leigh Whannell's back to the roots approach and focus on the threat being primarily directed towards vulnerable and defenseless characters (in this case the handicapped Quinn).
Sure enough though, Chapter 3 still feels quite a bit too much by-the-numbers to stick out among the sea of slapped together horror movies out there. With no overly creative scares or ideas, Chapter 3 is a nice time killer of a horror movie yet nothing that you will remember for a very long time. With that said, it's quite a forgettable albeit enjoyable horror movie.
Neither a necessary sequel nor a very bad one, fans of the series should definitely give it a watch if they can, while newcomers to the series should rather just stick to the unbeatable first Insidious.
Final Verdict: 4 out of 10