Insane – Sweden, 2010 – reviews

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[Total: 8   Average: 2.4/5]

‘Pay to check in – Pray to check out

Insane is a 2010 Swedish horror thriller feature film directed by Anders Jacobsson and Tomas Sandquist from a screenplay co-written with Nathan Berry, Mikael Fuchs, based on a storyline by Henrik Koelman. The movie stars Lars Bethke, Alida Morberg and Johanna Leamo.


A lonely hotel by a lonely road. Sarah is lost, looking for somewhere to sleep. She’s come to the wrong place. A lonely hotel by a lonely road. Sarah is lost, Jenny is looking for her. She’s come to the right place. The Bridgeburn Hotel…

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“Still it is a slasher flick and is beset with a lot of the slasher limitations such as rote predictability, a villain who appears to be superhuman for whatever reason, some stiff performances to counter the decent performances we already mentioned, and some shaky pacing here and there.” Film Critics United

“This is ridiculously straightforward stuff and it is impossible not to compare it to Psycho which it is clearly aping. The killer lacks depth and there are so few characters in the film that there’s no room for red herrings. The location is quite cool and the hotelier acts his part quite well but there’s nothing particularly special about this.” Eat Horror

“The effects are gory and graphic, the score is good, the acting decent. The directing is great… that leaves us with the script. I don’t mind the Psycho-esque ripoff-ish story but the last half of the movie feels a bit fragmented, like it looses the touch with the story line.” Schmollywood Babylon

“Gore and blood? Yes, it’s a gory show […] Everything is very well done and fits the tone of the movie. Shot digital, this is a stylish and handsome production. It feels very Swedish, very IKEA.” Ninja Dixon

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2 Comments on “Insane – Sweden, 2010 – reviews”

  1. Just finished seeing this. This really entertained me with it’s non-Hollywood storyline and features.
    Some scenes don’t add up, like did David hallucinate when he saw the maniac axe him?!??!?? The plot was a bit Psycho style and the closing song was totally metal. The photography they used was very adequate. Ty for a great saga!

    1. No one understands that David has multiple personality disorder, because of sexual abuse in young age, and his personality splited because of that, so in the movie there is a good David and bad David in one physical body. His mother got money from pedophiles to ” use” david, so sad story but so realistic and so swedish. God David sometimes sees bad david for a half of second before switching personality so its not hallucination when good david sees bad david axing him, why david kills especially women, because he sees his mother in every women, and he hates for the most not the pedophiles but his mother, because he trusted his mother and she used him as sex slave to earn money. Why personality splited, vecause good david is too good to defend himself, but the world is not always so good, because of that his mind created separate personality bad david. But in real life i don’ t think that two davids acts on their own mind somthere must be some handler who swithes personalities by some trigger words, and those girls dies not by accident but vecause of someone wants to make them dead, because of some special reasons, maybe i’dont catched some clues about handler existence in the movie, maybe its a detective, i don’t know, or maybe someone who calls to motel by the phone triggers david? Movie is so atmospheric abd old quarry makes it scarier

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