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Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

PG-13  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  13 September 2013 (USA)
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


It will take what you love most.


Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

13 September 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Insidious 2  »

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Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$83,574,831 (USA) (13 December 2013)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


A majority of the film was shot inside Linda Vista Community Hospital, which also doubles as the abandoned hospital that the characters visit. See more »


When Specs and Tucker walk down into Elise's reading room, the camera crew and a red light from the camera are reflected in a portrait hanging on the wall. See more »


Young Elise Rainier: In my line of work things tend to happen when it gets dark.
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Features Carnival of Souls (1962) See more »


Lookin' West
Performed by Rose Byrne
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User Reviews

If you were a fan of the first, you will love the second installment
12 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie picks up right where the first left off, and really gives you the back story of the family and why they are going through everything they are going through. They style is very similar, and there is so much originality and style that you just don't see with today's modern horror story flicks. There are plenty of scares, plot twists, surprises, a-ha moments, and plenty of tense moments and horror. I really enjoyed it just as much as the first. I got to see The Ultimate Insidious Experience which was a back to back double feature which was really cool to refresh what had happened in the first. There are moments that explain cleverly scenes that didn't make sense in the beginning but are cleverly resolved in the end. I have always loved the first Insidious and the second is equally as good in my book. If you didn't like the first, you won't like the second. It's just a great spooky, scary, haunted house, ghost, abandoned hospital story that is well-done and leaves you very satisfied at the end. They leave it open for further sequels that are sure to follow. A definite must-see for any horror movie fan.

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