The big headliner of South by Southwest 2011’s Midnighters lineup is “Insidious,” a family reunion of sorts for “Saw” director James Wan and screenwriter Leigh Whannell. And like all good family reunions, “Insidious” will feature plenty of screaming, crying, and yelling since the film is a haunted house story of sorts, about a family (Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne) who find their home infected with evil and their son fallen into a mysterious coma. How anyone winds up with a house infected with evil in this buyers’ housing market is beyond me — just find something else, guys! You don’t have to settle for an unholy fixer-upper with great window views of River Styx. Aaaaaaaanyway, here’s the trailer:
“Insidious” makes its U.S. premiere on Friday, March 11 at midnight at SXSW (for more info, check out their website). The film is scheduled to be released to theaters on April 1. No fooling.