Release Date: June 5, 2015
Director: Leigh Whannell
In this prequel to the first two Insidious movies, a teenage girl (Stefanie Scott) tries to contact her dead mother’s spirit but inadvertently reaches a much darker force.
It’s nice to see Lin Shaye, who plays a psychic, take on more of a lead role in Insidious: Chapter 3. She’s not the lead but she takes this movie over in the third act as a bad ass of the spirit World.
Everything happens in Insidious: Chapter 3 because Stefanie Scott’s character wants to communicate with her dead mother. Why is this so important to her? Why is this so important that she’ll seek out a psychic? It really isn’t explained. At least not well enough for us to have an emotional investment in the character’s motives.
There’s a boy named Hector who we’re introduced to early in the movie. He’s a charming kid who seems to have an interest in Stefanie Scott’s character, Quinn. However, we only see Hector this one time. It would have been nice to see at least one more scene with this kid. It was obvious that Quinn was flattered by him, that maybe she was interested in him. But that part of the story is just left in the wind.« « What If | The Wolfpack » »