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James Wan wants you to check out something... INSIDIOUS!!!

Hey folks, Harry here...   watching movies on TCM, awaiting my portable Blu-Ray player's arrival...  and I have to tell ya.   I love watching TCM.   Tonight has been JASON & THE ARGONAUTS, SCARAMOUCHE and THE SEA HAWK is playing now...   Just awesome.

While recuperating, listening to the adorable snores of George, my 94 year old roommate, whom I discuss watching movies in the 30s and 40s with...  with a great deal of envy I might add.   I check my email and see if there's anything that I can bring you good folks that might be of interest.

Now - you know who James Wan is, right?  He's most widely known for creating the crazy successful SAW franchise...   Well, other than being FACEBOOK friends, we've never really communicated, but tonight - he wrote me saying he was "very excited about INSIDIOUS coming out, and wanted to share with you the very first piece of marketing for the film"  A YouTube Teaser trailer meant to "whet" the appetite.   

So, here ya go - INSIDIOUS looks very interesting.   What do you think?

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  • Jan. 22, 2011, 8:32 p.m. CST

    Rose Byrne

    by Dharma4

    Only reason why I wanna see this now

  • Jan. 22, 2011, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Post Post 0


    James Wan has something INSIDIOUS to share with you!

  • Jan. 22, 2011, 8:40 p.m. CST


    by blunted666

  • Jan. 22, 2011, 8:41 p.m. CST

    I liked the appearance by Hillary Clinton

    by James_Camera_On

    near the end of the preview. Otherwise? Meh.

  • Jan. 22, 2011, 8:41 p.m. CST


    by DigitalBeachWar

    Neat? I dunno.

  • Jan. 22, 2011, 8:42 p.m. CST

    word on the street is this movie is good

    by thatfilmlover

    a certain horror movie website editor had it in his Top Ten of the year.

  • Jan. 22, 2011, 8:43 p.m. CST

    thatfilmlover which one?

    by KilliK

  • Jan. 22, 2011, 8:46 p.m. CST

    Good Defense Against Pedophiles

    by Amusetrubator

    "Don't go in there! It's haunted!"

  • Jan. 22, 2011, 8:50 p.m. CST

    This year needs some good Horror in theaters...

    by SoylentMean

    it also needs people to attend these good horror films in theaters. There in lies the rub. The vigorous, skin removing rub. I have hopes for this movie.

  • Jan. 22, 2011, 9:02 p.m. CST

    I'm game.

    by blackwood

    Sure, why not. I feel like I heard of this yonks ago.

  • Jan. 22, 2011, 9:02 p.m. CST


    by TheMcflyFarm

    You are legend.

  • Jan. 22, 2011, 9:07 p.m. CST

    Patrick Wilson = fuck yeah

    by paralyser-pro

    This guy is awesome, consistently the best thing about every movie he's in! I really really enjoyed Barry Munday, thanks for the referral Harry. Get well soon.

  • Jan. 22, 2011, 9:10 p.m. CST

    "A phenomenon for a new generation" ??

    by MajorFrontbum

    Are these guys taking the piss here? Looks about as "Insidious" as Webster.

  • Jan. 22, 2011, 9:42 p.m. CST

    way to go James

    by keybored

    Thomians rule LOL!

  • Jan. 22, 2011, 9:42 p.m. CST


    by ReportAbuse

    Fungibly incipient yet perspicacious!

  • Jan. 22, 2011, 11:02 p.m. CST

    I liked it better when it was called Poltergeist.

    by The_Floating_Skull_of_Robert_Loggia

  • Jan. 22, 2011, 11:30 p.m. CST

    TERRIBLE movie.

    by Garth

    Saw it at TIFF. Awful...

  • Jan. 23, 2011, 12:42 a.m. CST

    Harry I'll need to see your hospital reciept

    by _Venkman

    To believe you're still in the hospital and not trying to distract attention from your website's recent revamping.

  • Jan. 23, 2011, 12:43 a.m. CST

    So, if I hit "watch later"

    by David_Denmans_Beard

    and never bother, does it still count?

  • Jan. 23, 2011, 12:44 a.m. CST


    by _Venkman

    Movie looks like more forgettable crap

  • Jan. 23, 2011, 12:44 a.m. CST

    Half the trailer was black screen

    by No Respectable Gentleman

    Seriously, when are trailers going to evolve from the current trend of black screen alternating with frenetic cuts and slow fades into the title (usually with a bloodless coda as well).

  • Jan. 23, 2011, 12:57 a.m. CST

    speaking of something other people saw elsewhere

    by AzzyAzzy

    here's more!

  • Jan. 23, 2011, 2:39 a.m. CST

    Harry don't listen to telemarketer

    by _Venkman

    He's going to rape and murder you ala Strangeland style

  • Jan. 23, 2011, 3:23 a.m. CST

    Movie trailers become more and more coky these days.

    by RedEgiraahgnal

    It's bad enough that suddenly every director is "visionary", but now it seems like every movie will be somehow a phenomenon or important event of a whole generation too!

  • Jan. 23, 2011, 3:24 a.m. CST

    CoCky, not coky.

    by RedEgiraahgnal

    I just got up.

  • Jan. 23, 2011, 4:07 a.m. CST

    April 1? Is that a joke?

    by AsimovLives

    And Rose Byrne is getting sexier by the minute.

  • Jan. 23, 2011, 6:48 a.m. CST


    by scrote

    ...probably quicker to just murder him; raping would take a day or two...

  • Jan. 23, 2011, 7:26 a.m. CST

    "From the makers of-"

    by buggerbugger

    Yeah, you really need to *stop reminding us* of the shit films you've made previously.

  • Jan. 23, 2011, 8:55 a.m. CST

    Fix the damn wiring, fix the damn movie

    by Knockers

    Then we can stop blaming the kids for all this flickering shit that makes mom jump so much. We'll save thousands on exorcism bills alone.

  • Jan. 23, 2011, 9:53 a.m. CST

    "Looks very interesting"

    by maxjohnson1971

    Really Harry? You thought THAT was "very interesting?" I thought that looked "very shitty." The reason being I COULDN'T FUCKING SEE ANYTHING!!! Wanna know what that "whetted" my appetite for? A proper fucking trailer. Jesus jumping Christ, why not just make a normal trailer in the first place? Looks very interesting my ass. Looks like someone trying to get some swag for posting a shitty trailer for a trailer to me. Get well soon.

  • Jan. 23, 2011, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne

    by stellanskarsgaard

    are usually solid. Gas masks freak me out.

  • Jan. 23, 2011, 10:31 a.m. CST

    They lost me at "From the Makers of Paranormal Activity and Saw."

    by JudasPriestly

    Both terrible AND unnecessary.

  • Jan. 23, 2011, 11:15 a.m. CST


    by Valenni

    "portable Blu-Ray player's" Gotta love it peoples!!

  • Jan. 23, 2011, 12:17 p.m. CST

    ya know why the movie looks interestin to Harry?

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    because James Wan directly spoke/messaged Harry... anytime someone has direct contact with Harry, the fat man's comments are usually positive ex: I posted a comment saying he had a mail-order bride, he replied saying she was born in Texas and then called me a genius! I expected a banning, not a compliment

  • Jan. 23, 2011, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Looks pretty crappy...

    by AmazinSpidey82

    even for a teaser. All of these "supernatural-horror" films always include children of some sort. Originality in Hollywood is like finding out you have an 11th finger all of a sudden, slim to none lol. Paranormal Activity wasn't as bad as every Saw sequel tho, so maybe the full trailer will reveal a little more intrigue. Btw, peep my blog fellow nerds:

  • Jan. 23, 2011, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Oh and another thing...

    by AmazinSpidey82

    Is James Wan responsible for that horrible film with the old woman killing people and trapping their souls in ventriliquist dolls?? Cuz that movie SUCKEDDDD!!

  • Jan. 23, 2011, 1:16 p.m. CST

    This is a fuckin' joke right?

    by SouthSide_2010

    The release date being April 1st. It's got to be some kind of fucking joke...

  • Jan. 23, 2011, 1:37 p.m. CST

    If the SAW franchise is anything to go by

    by D o o d

    this will be complete shit!

  • Jan. 23, 2011, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Loved Dead Silence

    by MattmanReturns

    Make another movie like that one. Those dolls were fucking creepy.

  • Jan. 23, 2011, 7:31 p.m. CST


    by JAMES S. LIAR

    i'm big sun the ghost im on insidious looks interesting if your freind has anything interesting somewhere along the lines of alien invasion stuff then i'll really get into it. sincerly ghost 100.

  • Jan. 23, 2011, 7:32 p.m. CST

    by JAMES S. LIAR


  • Jan. 23, 2011, 8 p.m. CST


    by maxjohnson1971

    My point exactly. Harry, come on man. If you had just found this on your own, or someone besides Wan had alerted you, there is NO WAY you would say anything positive about this. I'm all up for a good horror movie, hell, even a BAD horror movie now and again, but this "trailer" sucks man. And the bride was from the "exotic Louisiana." I'm in Louisiana and asked him where she was from but got no response. (And cue the "No wonder..." comment from Braindrain. It will be some super cool awesome comment making fun of people from the South I'm sure.)

  • Jan. 23, 2011, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Harry, what model portable Blu-Ray player are you getting?

    by barry convex

  • Jan. 24, 2011, 11:49 p.m. CST


    by Jungle Fish

    I'm also a good fan of her. Luckily, this movie looks interesting enough to justify watching.

  • Jan. 26, 2011, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Not so great

    by mcflash

    Caught this at TIFF this year and it didn't do too much for me. It's basically a decent two-thirds of a haunted house movie that goes really off the rails in the third act. I might've been a victim of hype but when Wan came out before the film and said they set out to make something that was 'truly scary' instead of the same gore-takes and stuff, I was intrigued but the film just didn't deliver IMO. That said, it's everything that SAW is not, so if you hate that movie, you might be into this.