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Insidious: Chapter 3

Insidious: Chapter 3

2015
Horror
1h 37m
A prequel set before the haunting of the Lambert family that reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity. (imdb)
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Insidious: Chapter 3

2015
Horror
1h 37m
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Rated 21 Jun 2015
50
21st
Boo. (Read that any way you want)
Rated 04 Jun 2015
50
47th
It's not torturous to sit through, it's not going to bore you, and it might even creep you out a little bit. Sure, it falls apart at the end, but the journey to get to that point isn't terrible. And "isn't terrible" is, for wide-release horror in 2015, almost a recommendation. It's a decent horror movie with an awkward tonal shift near the end and an overall unnecessary feeling. Insidious: Chapter 3 will serve to scare you but do little more.
Rated 12 Jan 2018
64
55th
It's like someone at "B-lumhouse" read my review and made me a backdoor pilot for my "The CW" style "Supernatural" like show with Lin Shaye and the geek/ghost squad. More of the same expected from the series so far, plus a little heartfelt tale of love and death and the story of how the band got together told with a monster of the week, which here is a ghostly version of an evil 2-1B surgical droid.
Rated 06 Jul 2015
36
21st
Insidious continues its slow downward slide in quality (the slowness is mostly due to the fact that the series was never very good to begin with). Less scary, more ridiculous jump scares, and an annoying comedic B-plot backstory. The astral projection gimmick is still appreciable, but it's mostly all the series has left going for it.
Rated 19 Oct 2020
35
15th
like having to wait for two hours in the tiny community room in your grandmas apartment building where all the tenants are old people and they all smoke everywhere because they could smoke everywhere then and the tv is cableless so you root through the green bins of vhs tapes someone donated and they smell like smoke too and you put in a tape of golf bloopers and laugh at a few of them but the whole time youre thinking about turning it off because it feels more and more a step down from nothing
Rated 06 Jul 2015
45
14th
Oh how this serious keeps falling. This feels honestly like a whole different series. The monsters from the further come into the world, in predictable, crappy jump scares. The acting is terrible and the story is cliche and boring. The one good thing is Lin Shaye and her character's story. I wish the movie focused on that more. Side Note: watching Dermot Mulroney act was hilariously bad. Like I don't think he read the script before the cameras started rolling.
Rated 06 Oct 2020
48
17th
Biggest sin for me is labelling this as Chapter 3 when its a prequel with very little connecting it to the first two films other than Lin Shaye's character Elise. Because of this, '3' is a much more mediocre horror effort, that improves a little when they get the gang back together or should I say get them together as this is a prequel? Unlike 1 and 2, the haunted characters are far less interesting (Mulroney as terrible as always) and Whannel is no Wan so this prequel is a far lesser effort.
Rated 22 Jun 2015
30
4th
I quite enjoyed the first, and mildly enjoyed the second. The best part of the third was the first 30 seconds, where the title screen harkened back to old suspense/thriller/horror movies. I still like the astral projection thing the series has going on since most horror movies are so generic, but what was going on here? It was all just silly. Had a reliance on jump scares at first (which is... forgivable) but then near the end it changed tones completely and shit the bed.
Rated 31 Oct 2020
32
10th
The franchise continues to go downhill, in every facet.
Rated 16 Jul 2015
30
16th
See my review of the previous 'chapter': I was right.
Rated 01 Jan 2016
40
23rd
This movie has some really tense scenes that had me anxiously squint through my fingers, but there isn't much more to it, sadly. It just falls apart towards the end, with weird story twists that made no sense and plotlines that were introduced in the beginning and just led, well, nowhere. Had the potential to be way better.
Rated 13 Mar 2016
50
11th
Too many unoriginal "jump scares" for my liking but I can't say I hated the movie.
Rated 30 Sep 2015
60
43rd
Probably one of the better horror prequels I've seen. Whannell isn't as strong a director as Wan, but he does fine. There were some decent jump scares in the first half of the film, for sure, and this was very much helped by the great music score. But as always with these films, once we get into the reason behind the scary stuff happening, and the characters fight back, it gets kind of dull. The dialogue and some of the acting left a lot to be desired, too.
Rated 09 May 2017
23
11th
It's nice to see a horror flick with a head AND a heart, but the shock/frights are still pretty much all it's got going for it in the suspense department.
Rated 11 Feb 2017
40
7th
Pointless prequel to a prematurely ailing series, Insidious 3 is an inauspicious directorial debut from Whannel who shows none of Wan's flair for pacing, staging, visual set pieces or sly offbeat humour. Admittedly Chapter 2 went too far down the eccentric path, but at least it had some fresh ideas. Chapter 3 is bland and routine, suffering from mediocre to bad performances across the board (except for Shaye) and an overemphasis on Elise Rainier who works best in small doses.
Rated 31 Dec 2017
70
35th
Pre-quels are a great way to continue giving Lin Shaye work, and I'm a serious fan of her working in general. The storyline wasn't anything groundbreaking, but it was creepy enough to serve.
Rated 01 Nov 2023
27
14th
Yes, I watched the third one too. Yes, I regret my decision
Rated 25 Feb 2018
50
36th
Back to basics for the better. I had to turn away sometimes, but only because there was a fly in my room doing crazy entertaining shit.
Rated 30 Jul 2018
79
59th
Well done sequel comes close to matching the first film, but is hampered somewhat by its reduction to a parade of (very effective) jump scares - without the backbone of the Byrne/Wilson family in Part 1, it is unlikely this could stand a rewatch. Still the shift in locale and cast is all to this film's benefit, with Scott and Mulroney a likable father-daughter team (why an extraneous brother was dropped in is a bit of a mystery). Shaye continues to be the scene-stealing stand-out.
Rated 12 May 2017
20
12th
These films are good at jumps. If you like jumps, there's half a dozen good ones. The purpose of the story is just to get you from one jump to the next. I've seen the other two Insidiouses and I can't remember what happens in them apart from a demon and some psychic investigators -- but they factor in lots of other films too. I've just seen this one and I can't remember what happens in it. Apart from a demon and some psychic investigators. Or am I thinking of another film?
Rated 03 Oct 2022
62
57th
This series has always been very hokey to me, and with each film, I feel like it has been embracing that aspect more, which is a good thing.
Rated 04 Jan 2019
83
61st
ok horror. better than ch 2.
Rated 02 Aug 2023
40
13th
Expected way more than just a generic prequel that barely looks and feels like an Insidious film for most of the time. Elise's character is great to follow and all, but the story feels lazily put together -- teen trying to contact dead mom, luring a demon using a breathing mask to her world instead -- and there is just not enough horror happenning for a horror flick, isn't it? And what a fucking stupid ending.
Rated 05 Oct 2019
65
30th
Pretty cool ending and I loved the light and dark world aspect. I really couldn't understand why they kept going to the dark world and not the light world to find the mother. She kept taking evil things with her from the dark world..
Rated 25 May 2020
2
10th
Odd to watch this years after the Conjuring series, which manages to be one the best best major horror franchises of all time, since this series has been mediocre at the best of times and downright awful at its worst. Has a few decent scares and The Further is a cool idea, but executed badly.
Rated 31 May 2020
38
13th
Probably the scariest but also just a mess of a movie. The dad character sucks so bad
Rated 25 Jun 2023
62
30th
A decent prequel that had enough solid moments to give it a gentle recommendation for horror fans and fans of this universe in general. Lin Shaye was great in a larger role here. Always nice to see Mulroney as well. 6.2
Rated 18 Nov 2020
62
34th
61.9.
Rated 05 Apr 2017
35
11th
*RWR*
Rated 10 Jul 2015
5
8th
What father buys his daughter the "A Clockwork Orange" book???
Rated 03 Jan 2018
60
26th
The move from the original story line to prequel territory is probably both a weakness and benefit to the film. It is less confusing, though it doesn't go anywhere to answering questions left from the second film. As usual Lin Shaye gives it her all. Surprisingly Leigh Whannel made for a suitable replacement director and has a keen eye of his own.
Rated 27 Jan 2016
45
24th
Insidious 3 suffers much of the same fate as the first one in terms of a fairly enjoyable first half, and then building up into a crescendo of bullshit before ultimately ending on a horrible note. The acting was not good, but the story is the main problem. I honestly quite liked Whannell's direction. It's certainly not Wan but he's not bad. Overall, it's bad, but it could be a lot worse.
Rated 24 Jun 2015
60
23rd
An okay horror movie. A little too reliant on jump scares when it could get by entirely on the creepy direction and overall design. It's nice seeing Lin Shaye having a lot more to do than in the last movie. She is easily the MVP of the series.
Rated 26 Aug 2017
50
9th
After watching Insidious and Insidious: Chapter 2, I should have known that this one would be a waste of time as well. Honestly speaking, there was no need for the prequels.
Rated 07 Jun 2015
30
22nd
But you could only say such a nice thing with a straight face if Insidious: Chapter 3 didn't go so far out of its way to make all that dusky spectral torment so heart-thumpingly exciting, maybe even enticing. (In the worst of ways, of course.) (pluggedin.com)
Rated 13 Sep 2015
67
51st
Insidious: Chapter 3 is another satisfying entry into the franchise - Scott and Shaye are brilliant and both have long futures with Blumhouse. The scares are effective and terrifying but the final sequence is a little bit underwhelming. The story isn't as intelligent as the previous entry but still manages to effectively explore an important issue. Insidious: Chapter 3 is definitely not how this franchise will die - we want to read chapter 4! The best horror film of 2015 to date.
Rated 11 Oct 2015
60
50th
I has plante of scares and a creepy look. But for a prequel I was hoping the story World provide more details.
Rated 10 Jan 2016
10
4th
Stinks about as bad as the other installments.
Rated 22 Feb 2018
5
8th
I'm not sure whether a sweet old lady fighting evil spirits with her bare fists made this film better or worse.
Rated 16 Mar 2017
40
12th
Jump Scares 3.
Rated 15 Jun 2015
75
27th
An ok horror flick that relied too heavily on jump scares; it had some interesting tidbits here and there but the film didn't do anything interesting with them. Overall disappointing.
Rated 19 Sep 2015
30
33rd
I've not seen the previous Insidious films, but #3 didn't really fulfill any expectations other then delivering those jump scares all modern horror films does these days. Had some creepy dark room scenes, but the climax séance was a let down and it wasn't that scary.
Rated 14 Jun 2015
65
43rd
Entertaining enough, but not worth seeing in the theatre. Wait on a rental
Rated 21 Jul 2015
60
38th
A couple of notches up on the jumpometer, whilst dialling the creepiness down equivalently. Yeah, so the prequel isn't quite as good as the first two chapters, but still worth a watch if you're a fan.
Rated 22 Jun 2015
7
56th
Insidious: Chapter 3 is a solid continuation of the practical effect and jump scare combo we've come to expect, but the change in director brings nothing new to the series.
Rated 21 Dec 2015
62
25th
61.500
Rated 25 Jun 2015
65
47th
Big fan of the first Insidious movie.. But it's starting to go downhill. Not a lot of scares in this one and the story is getting old.
Rated 26 Jun 2015
40
19th
Passes the time.
Rated 16 Oct 2016
35
42nd
Scariest demon and hilarious schlock make this the most enjoyable entry in the series... not that it means much.

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