Insidious Chapter 3

Theatrical Release: June 5, 2015
Insidious Chapter 3


This film is a prequel to the other Insidious movies, set before the haunting of the Lambert family. The film follows gifted psychic Elise Rainier. Elise reluctantly agrees to use her abilities to help a teenage girl who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.

Dove Review

There is something a bit unusual about “Insidious Chapter 3” because a psychic, Elise Rainer, warns a girl about the dangers of contacting her deceased mother, saying “If you call to one of the dead, all of them can hear you.” So, interestingly, she gives a warning against contact with the dead, although the girl, Quinn (Stefanie Scott), does not heed the warning. There is a price to pay for “opening up a door,” and Quinn is tormented and possessed by a demon spirit. The demon makes her violent, and she attacks her dad and others throughout the movie. One nice feature of the film is that Quinn’s dad, Sean (Dermot Mulroney), is portrayed as a good father, fighting his daughter’s foe as hard as he can.

There are viewers who enjoy jump scenes (this movie has plenty of those) and being frightened, and this movie is certainly that kind of film. The demonic powers that antagonize Quinn are dangerous, and Quinn learns that the hard way. The film does make a point about families not leaving anything unsaid to their loved ones. However, due to the strong occult theme, strong language, and violence, we are unable to recommend “Insidious Chapter 3” as a family-friendly movie.

Content Description

Sex: Joke about lesbians when two girls hug.
Language: GD-1; G/OMG-2; Lord-1; H-1; B-1; A-3.
Violence: Girl hit by car and blood is seen; girl is choked; bloody footprints; girl uses her cast and a wrench to hit her dad and two others, some blood seen; demonic force shoves girl down hallway and into wall; girl slashes deceptive demon's throat with a razor.
Drugs: None
Nudity: Girl wears boxers and a tank shirt; cleavage.
Other: Girl asks psychic to help her reach her deceased mother; strong occult activity in the home, with thumps and noises in the wall and ceilings; girl is possessed and harms others; demon attacks girl; girl flips her middle finger at brother; lesbian joke about two girls hugging, and one says "where's the nearest Jesus camp?"; demon tries to get a girl to commit suicide; several jump scenes.


Company: Focus Features
Director: Leigh Whannell
Genre: Horror
Runtime: 97 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter