Insidious: Chapter 2
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When spiritualist Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) is strangled following a ritual during which she successfully brings back the astral spirit of eight-year old Dalton Lambert (Ty Simpkins), trapped in what Elise calls 'The Further', Dalton's father Josh (Patrick Wilson) is at first suspected by the police of being the murderer. However, Josh thinks something evil came back from the spirit realm and killed Elise, so Grandma Lorraine (Barbara Hershey) calls on Elise's colleagues -- Carl (Steve Coulter), Specs (Leigh Whannell), and Tucker (Angus Sampson) -- for help.

Insidious 2 is the second movie in the Insidious film series, preceded by Insidious (2010) and followed by Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015). The screenplay was written by Australian screenwriter Leigh Whannell.

After an opening prelude in which Elise Rainier (Lindsay Seim) hypnotizes young Josh (Garrett Ryan) in order to make him forget his ability to astral project during his dreaming, the events jump to the day after the events that ended Insidious.

Adult Josh finds Dalton and starts to look for a way out of the Further, guided by the voice of his wife Renai (Rose Byrne). Along the way, he meets up with the old woman and confronts her, telling her to get away from him. As she reaches out to him, Josh awakens from his projection and Dalton from his coma. Later, while Dalton pigs out in the kitchen eating spaghetti, Josh gathers up the old photos of himself, intending to dispose of them. As he hands them to Elise, Elise looks at his hands and sees that they are gnarled and wrinkly, like an old woman's hands. She quickly snaps a picture of Josh with her digital camera, causing Josh to go into a rage and strangle her. Hearing Josh screaming, Renai goes to see what's wrong. She is horrified to find Elise dead. Renai looks into Elise's camera and sees a photo of the old woman possessing Josh's body. In the final scene, Josh is heard saying to Renai, 'I'm right here.' Renai turns to face him and gasps.

Viewers who have seen both films strongly advise that Insidious be seen before watching Insidious 2, warning that the second movie may be confusing if you haven't seen the first one.

The Woman in White is Michelle Crane (Danielle Bisutti), the mother of Parker Crane. Michelle was angry with young Parker (Tyler Griffin) because he was a boy, when she wanted a girl. She constantly abused him and forced him to dress up as a girl. After a lifetime of abuse, adult Parker (Tom Fitzpatrick) murdered her then dressed up as the woman known as "The Bride In Black". In this guise, he kidnapped and murdered 15 young women.

With 'Josh' (possessed by Parker Crane) in pursuit of Renai and the boys, who are hiding in the basement, Dalton volunteers to go into the Further to find the real Josh. Taking his end of the tincan telephone with him, Dalton astral projects into the darkness. Meanwhile the real Josh, trapped in the Further, encounters Parker's victims standing together with sheets over their heads. He begins to remove the sheets, but one of the victims turns out to be Michelle Crane, who leaps at him, eager for the kill. Fortunately, Elise and Carl catch up to Josh, and Elise stops Michelle by hitting her repeatedly with a rocking horse. Back in the real world, 'Josh' has broken through the basement door and is about to kill Renai when he notices Dalton 'sleeping' in a corner. 'Josh' turns on Dalton and is about to strike him with a hammer at the same moment that Elise kills Michelle, causing 'Josh' to collapse on the floor. Back in the Further, Elise orders Josh to return to the real world and to take Carl with him because Carl isn't really dead (she heard his heartbeat when she hugged him). Josh and Carl begin to leave, come across Dalton, and use the string from his telephone to guide them back into the basement. Astral Josh re-enters his body and proves it to Renai by admitting that it was he trying to play her song on the piano. Later, Josh and Dalton voluntarily get the memories of their astral projection abilities erased by Carl. In the final scene, Specs and Tucker arrive at a house where Elise has told them a young girl named Allison (Dannay Rodriguez) needs their help. The family's younger daughter notices Elise standing behind Specs and Tucker, but no one else can see her. Elise enters the house and approaches Allison, who is seated unresponsively in a wheelchair. Elise hears some creaking above her, looks up, and her face twists in terror. 'Oh my God!' she gasps.


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