series co-creators James Wan and Leigh Whannell make a limp attempt to cash in on the success of Paranormal Activity
by teaming with that film's mastermind, Oren Peli, for Insidious
, a haunted house film so slick and empty-headed that it may as well come sporting a fauxhawk. A clear-cut case of style over substance, this wannabe spook-a-blast does earn points for having the demonically harassed family attempt to flee early on, yet it quickly beats a hasty retreat back into Twilight Zone
territory (see “Little Girl Lost”) while bombarding the viewer with images that, though occasionally creepy, are entirely inconsequential.