The 7 Scariest (?) Blink-And-Miss Images in the Insidious Teaser
The first teaser for Saw director James Wan's haunted kid movie Insidious is pretty creepy! At least it seems that way, until you realize that you have no idea what you've just seen. Every image here that's actually supposed to be scary is edited down to a millisecond and cut together faster than a human can blink. Sure, the nothing-scenes that dominate the preview are atmospheric and the last voice over is pretty creepy... but what about the money shots? These editors could splice together frames of kittens and butterflies in low light over scary music and probably still jolt the viewer. So, let's take a closer look with some screen shots of images from those one-second-long montages to figure out whether nightmares will be justified.
What is it?This appears to be a boy in his bed, only filmed in negative. It is preceded by lightbulbs. Neither image is very scary, and filming in negative just seems desperate. So do the monster noises that play over this first montage.
Verdict: Not scary.
What is it? More negative! The kid is...reaching for something?
Verdict: I don't think it's scary...
What is it? A bloody handprint! Based on the wedding ring and the hand, it looks like Rose Byrne probably finds this one night. Bummer.
Verdict: A little cliche, but we're getting there...
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