(This review may contain spoilers).
I’ve watched the previous movies in the Insidious series, so of course, I was interested in seeing this movie as well, as soon as it came out.
I really liked being able to see more of Elise’s past, even though I couldn’t help but feel a huge amount of sympathy for her. I liked being able to see something of her relationship with her brother and her parents…though I absolutely hated her father and even by the end, I didn’t much like him.
I thought it was good this movie didn’t focus so much on the Further, even though there were ghosts…both good and bad. There were some creepy moments in this movie, but it did also rely heavily on jump scares…and when the Further did come into play, it lacked the creepy factor it had in the other Insidious movies. And while it was good to see a tie-in with the original Insidious movie, I still felt the demon with the red face was much less scary when it appeared.
I did find Specs and Tucker to be a bit more annoying in this movie and less of the cute sidekicks they were in the other movies. Though it was good to see them both useful members of the team and I couldn’t help but feel sorry for Specs during parts of the movie.
I really liked the fact that there were family elements along with the paranormal and horror elements in this movie and even though there were a lot of jump scares, there were also things I wasn’t expecting and a couple of nice pieces of foreshadowing.
In the future, I imagine I would like to watch this movie again, although I probably wouldn’t rush to buy it on DVD as soon as it comes out.