The fourth installment of the “Insidious” series opened in US theaters today. For Loud Green Bird, it’s an opportunity to take a look back at the first three movies before seeing the fourth one.
There is no disputing James Wan is one of the top architects of the mainstream horror movement. He has written, directed, produced, or done a combination of all three on many of the big name horror films that have come out since 2000. Being the creator of the SAW franchise is enough to cement his legacy, but one look at his IMDB shows he has many irons in the fire. He has a formula, and he works it well.
As part of an inaugural series here on Loud Green Bird, Jonny Numb examines the antecedents to writer-director Mickey Keating’s 2015 horror sleeper, Darling.
“Insidious Chapter 3” (2015) has most of the ingredients for a fortunate horror wedding. It has “something old,” “something new,” “something borrowed,” and “something blue.” What it lacks is the “silver sixpence in her shoe.” Without this last, vital ingredient, the marriage of viewer and film does not have as much of a shot at good fortune and prosperity as it could have had. What the heck do I mean? Read on and find out!