History Film / Insidious

16th Jan '17 9:23:36 AM DustSnitch
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* {{Badass}}: Elise, [[spoiler: even in death]], fearlessly takes on more powerful spirits.
16th Jan '17 9:13:36 AM TheAimz
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* TheToothHurts: [[spoiler:Some of Josh's teeth fall out when his physical body is possessed by Parker Crane.]]
16th Jan '17 8:09:35 AM TheAimz
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* AntiVillain: In the first film, Elise states that most of the lost spirits in the Further want to possess a living body simply because they desperately want to live again.



* SlasherSmile: A few of the spirits have them, most notably the Doll Girls.

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* SlasherSmile: A few of the spirits have them, most notably the Doll Girls. The Bride in Black sports a particularly maniacal one, too, as does [[spoiler:Michelle Crane]].


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* WallCrawl: The red-faced demon briefly does this towards the end of the first film, when [[ChaseSequence chasing after Dalton]].
16th Jan '17 8:02:58 AM TheAimz
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/insidious-movie-0_1870.jpg]] ''Insidious'' is a 2011 thriller/horror film directed by JamesWan, co-creator of the ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' series (and director of ''Film/SawI'') and director of ''Film/TheConjuring''.

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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/insidious-movie-0_1870.jpg]] ''Insidious'' is a 2011 thriller/horror film directed by JamesWan, Creator/JamesWan, co-creator of the ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' series (and director of ''Film/SawI'') and director of ''Film/TheConjuring''.
16th Jan '17 8:01:43 AM TheAimz
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/insidious-movie-0_1870.jpg]] ''Insidious'' is a 2011 thriller/horror film directed by James Wan, co-creator of the ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' series (and director of ''Film/SawI'') and director of ''Film/TheConjuring''.

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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/insidious-movie-0_1870.jpg]] ''Insidious'' is a 2011 thriller/horror film directed by James Wan, JamesWan, co-creator of the ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' series (and director of ''Film/SawI'') and director of ''Film/TheConjuring''.



Another sequel, titled ''Insidious: Chapter 4'', was announced in 2016, and will be released on October 20, 2017, and will follow the events of ''Chapter 3''.

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Another sequel, titled ''Insidious: Chapter 4'', was announced in 2016, and will be released on with a release date of October 20, 2017, and will follow the events of ''Chapter 3''.
16th Jan '17 7:59:11 AM TheAimz
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* BrickJoke: In ''Chapter 2'', as they prepare to try and [[spoiler:subdue a possessed Josh]], Specs and Tucker have an argument about which code word Carl should use if something should go wrong: "quesadilla" or "unicorn". Carl, annoyed, admonishes them for it. Later on, however, when [[spoiler:possessed Josh tries to throttle him]]:
--> '''Carl:''' ''(barely getting the word out)'' Quesadilla!
16th Jan '17 7:48:33 AM TheAimz
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** In ''Chapter 2'', [[spoiler:Parker Crane. Justified considering what his mother did to him.]]
** His Mother also seems off her rocker too, considering what she did to her son as well as the fact that she tries to [[spoiler: strangle Josh to death in the climax with an utterly maniacal SlasherSmile.]]

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** In ''Chapter 2'', [[spoiler:Parker Crane. Justified considering [[FreudianExcuse what his mother did to him.him]].]]
** His Mother also seems is off her rocker too, considering what she did to her son as well as the fact that she tries to [[spoiler: strangle Josh to death in the climax with an utterly maniacal SlasherSmile.]]



* BlackEyesOfEvil: [[spoiler: Michelle Crane]] sometimes sports these during ''Chapter 2''.



* GroinAttack: In ''Chapter 2'', Lorraine recalls that [[spoiler:Parker Crane]] was admitted to hospital after trying to castrate himself.
** PlayedForLaughs earlier in the same film when Tucker bangs his crotch into a table in Elise's reading room.



* MyBelovedSmother: Parker Crane has this, as well as being full-on [[AbusiveParents abusive]].

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* MyBelovedSmother: Parker Crane has this, as well as being full-on [[AbusiveParents abusive]]. She continues to have a hold on him even after her death.
16th Jan '17 7:38:57 AM TheAimz
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* Badass: Elise, even in death, fearlessly takes on more powerful spirits.

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* Badass: {{Badass}}: Elise, [[spoiler: even in death, death]], fearlessly takes on more powerful spirits.


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* MurderSuicide: While in the Further towards the end of the first film, Josh sees this play out with the Smiling Family.
16th Jan '17 7:36:56 AM TheAimz
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Another sequel, titled ''Insidious: Chapter 4'', was announced in 2016, and will be released on October 20, 2017, and will follow the events of ''Chapter 3''.



!!This film provides examples of the following tropes:

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!!This film series provides examples of the following tropes:



* ChekhovsGun: The song Renai plays in the first film is heard again, albeit not played quite as well, in the second film when the piano seemingly starts playing by itself. [[spoiler:It's a sign that Josh is trying to communicate with her from within the Further.]]



* CrazyCatLady: On the prequel, through her crazyness was most likely the ghost fault. She tries to help Elise after death and eventually suceeds.

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* CrazyCatLady: On In the prequel, through one of Quinn's neighbours - although her crazyness craziness was most likely the ghost ghost's fault. She tries to help Elise after death and eventually suceeds.succeeds.



** The demon first appears to Lorraine [[spoiler: in the front room of her second house]] in the middle of a sunny afternoon.

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** The demon first appears to Lorraine [[spoiler: in the front room of her the Lamberts' second house]] in the middle of a sunny afternoon.



* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Josh is possessed by an old woman from The Further he encountered as a child and kills Elise.]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Josh is [[spoiler:The first film ends with Josh being possessed by an old woman from The Further he encountered as a child and kills child, who then uses his body to kill Elise.]]]]
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Parker Crane (aka the Bride in Black)]] killed himself by jumping out of a hospital window.
** In ''Chapter 3'', it turns out that the reason Elise is so unhappy at the beginning is because her husband Jack, who was suffering from depression, took his own life.



** [[spoiler:Insidious 2; Josh is finally freed from his possession and Carl hypnotizes him and Josh into forgetting their astral projection abilities, severing the family's ties to The Further for good.]]

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** [[spoiler:Insidious 2; [[spoiler:''Insidious 2''; Josh is finally freed from his possession and Carl hypnotizes him and Josh into forgetting their astral projection abilities, severing the family's ties to The Further for good.]]



* MyBelovedSmother: Parker Crane has this.

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* MyBelovedSmother: Parker Crane has this.this, as well as being full-on [[AbusiveParents abusive]].



** And when they leave their second house while the police work on it, their ''third'' house becomes haunted as well.
%% * NiceJobBreakingItHero: Seriously, [[spoiler: nice one, Josh]]

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** And when they leave their second house to stay with Lorraine while the police work on it, their ''third'' Lorraine's house becomes haunted as well.
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well. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], as the spirits are haunting ''people'', not houses.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Seriously, [[spoiler: nice one, Josh]][[spoiler:Josh, instead of fleeing straight back to his physical body, spots the Bride in Black still stalking him and yells at her to leave him alone. This unfortunately only allows the Bride to steal his body and leave Josh's astral body trapped in the Further.]]



* NotAfraidOfYouAnymore: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. Upon encountering [[spoiler: the Bride in Black]] for the first time since childhood, [[spoiler: Josh]] starts yelling this word-for-word at her and appears to actually drive her off. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, this doesn't work. All it does is allow the Bride enough time to possess Josh's physical body and leave his soul trapped in the Further.]]
* NotEvilJustMisunderstood: On the prequel, Quinn is terrified to see a faceless woman crawling on the ground towards her. Its revealed however that that woman is part of her soul -the part taken by the Man Who Cant Breathe- and as such is most likely that she was just trying to go back to her body.

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* NotAfraidOfYouAnymore: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. Upon encountering [[spoiler: the Bride in Black]] for the first time since childhood, [[spoiler: Josh]] starts yelling this almost word-for-word at her and appears to actually drive her off. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, this doesn't work. All it does is allow the Bride enough time to possess Josh's physical body and leave his soul trapped in the Further.]]
* NotEvilJustMisunderstood: On In the prequel, Quinn is terrified to see a faceless woman crawling on the ground towards her. Its [[spoiler: It is revealed however that that woman is part of her soul -the part taken by the Man Who Cant Breathe- and as such is most likely that she was just trying to go back to her body.]]



* OffscreenAfterlife: ''Chapter 2'' strongly implies that [[spoiler:Elise]] was in Heaven, or a similar dimension, before willingly returning to the Further to help [[spoiler:Josh]] once again.



* OnceMoreWithClarity: Chapter 2: Elise's taped interview with Josh in 1986 is revisited in person via astral projection, explaining a young Josh's cryptic line, "I'll show you."

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* OnceMoreWithClarity: Chapter 2: ''Chapter 2'': Elise's taped interview with Josh in 1986 is revisited in person via astral projection, explaining a young Josh's cryptic line, "I'll show you."



* OutOfCharacterAlert: In ''Chapter 2'', Renai becomes even more suspicious of [[spoiler:Josh]] when he doesn't recognise the tune that's been playing on the piano: [[spoiler:one of the songs she wrote for him.]]
** In ''Chapter 3'', Elise encounters her deceased husband, Jack, in the Further, who tries to persuade her to kill herself so [[TogetherInDeath they can be together again]]. [[spoiler:Elise knows that Jack would ''never'' ask her to do such a thing, revealing that this entity is actually the Bride in Black in disguise.]]



** [[spoiler: The third film  a prequel  ends with Elise and her dog discovering a presence at her door  only for the lipstick demon to JumpScare out from behind her.]]

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** [[spoiler: The third film  a a prequel  ends ends with Elise and her dog discovering a presence at her door  only door... only for the lipstick demon to JumpScare out from behind her.]]


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* VitriolicBestBuds: Specs and Tucker spend a lot of time bickering and snarking at each other, but are shown to truly care about each other.
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* NeverTrustATrailer: Chapter 3 was advertised as "going back to the beginning". Somewhat true. The film does show us how Elise met Specs and Tucker but the main plot of the film, and the characters, have nothing to do with the first two films.
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