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Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

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The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.

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Renai is interrogated by a police detective about the supernatural events in the house. While the police investigate the house, the Lambert family temporarily moves to the old house of Lorraine Lambert. Renai is haunted by a woman in white and Josh has a strange behavior at home. Meanwhile Lorraine seeks out Elise's partners Specs and Tucker expecting to find answers. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of terror and violence, and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Insidious: Chapter 2  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$40,272,103 (USA) (13 September 2013)

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$83,574,831 (USA) (13 December 2013)
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During the scene in which Specs and Tucker analyze the footage of young Josh, The Panasonic VCR logo has been worn away in places so that it reads 'Panic' instead. See more »

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Exterior shots of the abandoned hospital clearly show it has 5 floors. Later when in a flashback Lorraine enters the lift with Parker already present. Lorraine presses the button for the ground floor. The camera then clearly shows the lift services 10 floors, despite the hospital only having 5. See more »

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Mother of Parker Crane: Don't you dare!
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Features Carnival of Souls (1962) See more »

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Brilliant Horror
25 September 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I went into this film with fairly high expectations. They clearly were not high enough. This easily matches, if not surpasses the first instalment. I loved the first film, and this is easily the best horror sequel I have ever seen.

The storyline was fantastic, the slightly ambiguous ending of the first film was brought to light nicely, and a deeper more complex meaning behind the haunting was revealed. The full extent of the main plot line was given in chunks, so that I was always kept guessing, right up until the end.

The actors played their roles well, child acting included. The roles were believable, and the characters were portrayed nicely.

The main thing that makes this film (and the first) so good is that it is actually scary. There is hardly any violence, no blood, but they are some of the most jumpy films that I have seen. The lower budget effects are used simply and to great effect. The low key nature of the scares make them all the more believable.

Overall this is a fantastic horror film, and matching the excellent original, if you haven't seen Insidious, see it so that you can see this! If you have seen Insidious, just see this!


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