October 27, 2012 13 Nights of Hallowe'en 2012: Night #9 Insidious (2010)
It's Insidious (2010) how this movie gets you to watch it again. Josh and Renai Lambert have moved into a new house. Their son Dalton won't wake up one morning and a nightmare begins that is so much more than a medical mystery, and more than even a typical haunting. Patrick Wilson stars as Josh Lambert. Patrick can be seen in Prometheus (2012), and the forthcoming Conjuring (2013) as real-life demonologist Ed Warren. Co-staring is Rose Byrne as Renai Lambert. Rose was in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002), 28 Weeks Later (2007), and X-Men: First Class (2011). Ty Simpkins plays Dalton Lambert and was in War of the Worlds (2005).
Lin Shaye plays a big part as psychic Elise Rainier. For reference Lin is the younger sister of Robert Shaye. Lin has been in Alone in the Dark (1982), A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), The Twilight Zone (1985) (TV), Critters (1986), My Demon Lover (1987), The Running Man (1987), Critters 2 (1988), Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994), Dead End (2003), 2001 Maniacs (2005), Hood of Horror (2006), Snakes on a Plane (2006), Killer Pad (2008), 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams (2010), Chillerama (2011), and the forthcoming Mega Spider (2012) and Hell Hunters (2013). Leigh Whannell plays the part of Lin's assistant Specs. Leigh's acting credits include The Matrix Reloaded (2003), Saw (2004), and Saw III (2006). Leigh is also a writer on Saw (2004), Saw II (2005), Saw III (2006), Dead Silence (2007), and Insidious (2010). Then Leigh has been a producer on Saw II (2005), Saw III (2006), Saw IV (2007), Saw V (2008), Saw VI (2009), and Saw 3D (2010).
Angus Sampson from Darkness Falls (2003) play Tucker, Elise's tech expert. Barbara Hershey appears as Josh's mother Lorraine and she was in The Entity (1982), and Riding the Bullet (2004). Then there is Ruben Pla as Dr. Sercarz. Ruben has been in Eleventh Hour (2009) (TV), Dead Air (2009), and Mega Spider (2012). Joseph Bishara plays the Lipstick-Face Demon. Joseph has done technical work on the score/soundtrack for Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008), and The Devil's Carnival (2012). He is also composer on Masters of Horror (documentary) (2002), The Gravedancers (2006), Unearthed (2007), Autopsy (2008), Night of the Demons (2010), 11-11-11 (2011), and Conjuring (2013). Philip Friedman is the Old Woman ghost and was previously in Shadow of the Blair Witch (2000) (TV). J. LaRose plays the Long Haired Fiend and was in Saw III (2006), Saw IV (2007), Fear Itself (2008) (TV), Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008), uncredited in 11-11-11 (2011), The Devil's Carnival (2012), and Rockabilly Zombie Weekend (2013).
Jeannette Sousa, as Dr. Thimble, was in Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000), Supernatural (2005) (TV), and Zombie Strippers! (2008). Oren Peli is one of the producers. Oren will be detailed at some later date. Finally director James Wan has directed Saw (2004), Dead Silence (2007), and Conjuring (2013). James was a writer on Saw (2004), Saw III (2006), Dead Silence (2007), and House of Horror (2013). He also produced Saw II (2005), Saw III (2006), Saw IV (2007), Saw V (2008), Saw VI (2009), Saw 3D (2010), and House of Horror (2013).