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Insidious: Chapter 3

Insidious: Chapter 3
Posted on July 18, 2015 by James Shults

Release Date: June 5, 2015

Director: Leigh Whannell

Overall Rating: Good

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.

The Good

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.

The Bad

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.

The Ugly

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.

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