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Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

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The Lamberts believe that they have defeated the spirits that have haunted their family, but they soon discover that evil is not beaten so easily.

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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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13 September 2013 (USA)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$41,050,000 (USA) (15 September 2013)

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$83,586,447 (USA)
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Trivia

This is the third movie and second project (counting the two movies as a single franchise) that involved horror and Barbara Hershey, after The Entity (1982). In it, Carla Moran (Hershey) is pursued by an evil being. Curiously, in this movie, her son, Josh, played by Patrick Wilson, is pursued by an evil being. See more »

Goofs

(at around 42 mins) 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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Young Elise Rainier: In my line of work things tend to happen when it gets dark.
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Insidious Chapter 2/The Family (2013) See more »

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James Wan continues his streak of solid horror flicks, and improves on Chapter 1.
12 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Insidious brought us the usual haunting story, with a couple new elements sprinkled in. Chapter 2 does a great job of furthering itself from the usual fare, by expanding on the elements that made it different.

One on the elements of this franchise is the focus on "Astral Projection", which is a person subconsciously leaving his/her body and traveling though a spirit realm (called the "Further" in this movie), leaving the body empty until the soul returns. While projecting, the soul can interact with other spirits, good and bad. Chapter 2 picks right up from where the first ended (SPOILER FOR THE 1ST MOVIE! SKIP TO NEXT PARAGRAPH TO AVOID!) - the father succeeds in rescuing his son's soul, but something else has taken the father's body in the process.

Is it as scary as the first? That's debatable...if you liked the scares from the first movie, then you'll get a kick out of some of the tension- filled moments in this one. If you weren't a fan, then it'll probably just be more of the same. My opinion - slightly fewer scary moments, but definitely a few quality jumps, perhaps of a higher quality than the first. (There's one 3-hit combo in particular that I thought was really good.)

I will say that I enjoyed how the total story has evolved. Chapter 2 adds a few layers to the lore of this franchise that sparked my interests, and gives it some good depth. The script is infinitely better this time around. Patrick Wilson outdoes his previous performance, and I love anything that Barbara Hershey does. We even get a few laughs here and there. And James Wan does well to use the 'common-sense-as-viewers- applied-in-the-movie' technique again. Without giving anything away...when you get a blatant warning, YOU LISTEN TO IT.

Sound editing was much better this time around, although they still rely a good amount on the usual dead silence broken by LOUD CRASHES OF NOISE AND CREEPY MUSIC...

Overall, Chapter 2 makes several improvements on the first, and while, depending on your tastes, this sequel may or may not be as scary as the first, I think it's tough to deny that this is a all-around better, more entertaining movie. And, being such a low-risk, low-budget project, I'm sure a 3rd movie will be justified.

Insidious: Chapter 2 scores a 3.5 out of 5 on the BDBOS.


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