Insidious clip

Insidious sees Saw director James Wan re-teaming with Saw writer-actor Leigh Whannell. The film, which also stars Australians Rose Byrne and Angus Sampson, premiered at the Midnight Madness section of the Toronto International Film Festival this week.

Deadline is reporting that Sony Pictures Acquisitions Group is closing a deal for North American distribution rights.

Evoking the family set-up of Poltergeist, Insidious follows proud parents Renai (Byrne) and Josh (Patrick Wilson) as they move their new family into an old house.

Before you can say “redrum,” their son Dalton has an accident and lapses into a coma. His devoted mother tends to him at home, but late-night disruptions and sightings of shadowy apparitions become too much for the couple to handle and their relationship begins to fracture.