Occult Evil Wins Out in the End – Again
Release Date: April 01, 2011
Starring: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne,
Barbara Hershey, Lin Shaye, Ty
Simpkins, Leigh Whannell,
Audience: Teenagers and adults
Runtime: 102 minutes
Distributor: Alliance Films/Film
Director: James Wan
Executive Producer: Brian Kavanaugh-Jones
Producer: Oren Peli, Steven Schneider,
Writer: Leigh Whannell
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Basically, the story of INSIDIOUS is about a young family that’s haunted by a demon and by a group of evil ghosts wanting to possess the family’s bodies. First, they haunt one of the family’s two little boys. The boy suddenly falls into a coma. Three months later, the parents bring him back home, but the demon and ghosts keep haunting the family.
The mother convinces the father to move out of the house, but the hauntings continue in their new home. Then, the father’s mother reveals he was haunted by the evil ghost of an old dead woman when he was young. She calls in a psychic “expert” who tells the family that the father and the son have a talent for astral projection, the ability to project their spirits away from their bodies. She explains that this leaves them vulnerable to demons and evil ghosts from a hellish netherworld she calls “The Further.” Now, it’s up to the father to astral project and retrieve the spirit of his comatose son, who’s being held captive in the nether world by the demon.
The scenes featuring the poltergeist effects, the demon and the evil ghosts are admittedly very scary. Perhaps even the scariest scenes in years. INSIDIOUS breaks down a little in the middle, however. That breakdown includes some intentionally funny scenes but also some silly dialogue and supernatural events that are goofy rather than really scary, like the scene where the demon crawls along a wall in the family’s home. Thus, many young people (and even many adults) who see INSIDIOUS may not, in the end, take it very seriously.
The problem is, however, that the movie has a very strong occult, pagan worldview with New Age content and false theology, including ghosts, the New Age concept of astral projection, spiritualism, and possession by evil spirits or demons. Also, it does all these things without mentioning God, Jesus Christ or the Bible, even though a priest shows up very briefly at the family’s second home, apparently to comfort the mother, then leaves. (Unless you count the profanities in the movie.) Furthermore, as with all too many horror movies these days, evil wins out in the end. All these things make one ask, “If evil and evil demons actually exist, where does one get these notions?”
This is why, of course, the most serious, most intelligent Christians rely on the Bible and its depiction of Jesus Christ and His teachings for their basic philosophy and worldview. Otherwise, human beings have a tendency to make up things on their own, and 90% or more of such things simply are false and imaginary, if not tinged or consumed with evil.
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
- 2 Timothy 3:16,17.
The scenes featuring the poltergeist effects, the demon and the evil ghosts are very scary. INSIDIOUS breaks down a bit in the middle, however, with some silly dialogue and a couple goofy haunting scenes. Thus, many young people who see INSIDIOUS may not, in the end, take it very seriously. The problem is, however, that INSIDIOUS has a very strong and abhorrent occult, New Age worldview where the main evil ghost wins out in the end.