12 September 2013 12:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Most horror sequels are cynical cash grabs, pointlessly rehashing a concept to diminishing creative returns. And while it's possible to make that case against "Insidious: Chapter 2," it would be a disservice to the sincere ways director James Wan and screenwriter Leigh Whannell build on what they started in the clever 2011 original. The "Chapter 2" subtitle is telling -- this really is a continuation of the first film (closer to "Kill Bill: Vol. 2" than "Exorcist II: The Heretic"). If it's not quite as fresh or frightening, Wan and Whannell do enough to expand and explore the world they've created »


- Geoff Berkshire

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