Sony picks up James Wan's haunted house flick Insidious

Yesterday, I brought you the first clip from James Wan's INSIDIOUS. The SAW helmer is moving on to the haunted house genre, where people are terrorized by actual ghosts and demons instead of giant metal sharp things.

The film has been getting pretty good buzz as of late, and after a screening session at TIFF, there was a "marathon" barganing session for it and Sony secured the purchase for seven figures. The highest praise for it seems to be that it's "actually scary," something I can't say I've experienced since that dude crashed into the camera during PARANORMAL ACTIVITY.

POLTERGEIST meets EXORCIST seems to be the usual description, and here's that plot synopsis one more time for you:

When proud parents take possession of an old house, an accident results in one of their sons falling into a coma. The tragedy doesn't stop there when they are beset by vengeful spirits from another realm in this new chiller by the director and writer of Saw and by the producers of Paranormal Activity. The film stars Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey and Patrick Wilson.

Extra Tidbit: Say what you will about the other films and Cary Elwes' performance, but the original SAW is a genuinely well done horror flick. It's just that we're so exhausted by the sequels we often forget that.
Source: Deadline



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