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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James Wan

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Leigh Whannell (based on characters created by), James Wan (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Wilson ... Josh Lambert
Rose Byrne ... Renai Lambert
Barbara Hershey ... Lorraine Lambert
Lin Shaye ... Elise Rainier
Ty Simpkins ... Dalton Lambert
Steve Coulter ... Carl
Leigh Whannell ... Specs
Angus Sampson ... Tucker
Andrew Astor ... Foster Lambert
Hank Harris ... Young Carl
Jocelin Donahue ... Young Lorraine
Lindsay Seim ... Young Elise Rainier
Danielle Bisutti ... Mother of Parker Crane
Tyler Griffin Tyler Griffin ... Young Parker (as Tyler James Griffin)
Garrett Ryan ... Young Josh
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Storyline

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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It will take what you love most.


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

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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 1h 40 mins) When Specs and Tucker visit the house at the end of the movie, Tucker is seen to be holding a pastry with a bite out of the top corner, in the next scene shot from the side he takes a bite from the pastry meaning that both corners are now gone, however in the next again scene the pastry only has the one bite from it as originally seen. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Young Elise Rainier: Hi. I'm Elise. You must be Lorraine.
Young Lorraine: Yes. Nice to meet you. I'm sorry it's so late. My day job kind of makes raising my son a night job.
Young Elise Rainier: Don't worry about it. In my line of work, things tend to happen when it gets dark.
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References Psycho (1960) See more »

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Waiting for You
Written by Alan Ett (BMI)
Published by Music Et Al (BMI)
Courtesy of Opus 1 Music
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The Sequel That We Needed
13 September 2013 | by moorecameron94See all my reviews

When I heard that they were making a sequel to this, I was both over-hyped with excitement and very nervous because let's face it, sequels rarely live up to the expectations of the originals. Thankfully though, this one did not disappoint (relative to the extent of other sequels).

It starts off directly where the original left off, which is nice because there is not a huge time gap in-between. Not only do they continue chapter 2 right where the first chapter left off, but the story also goes more in-depth with Josh's past.

Will every hard-core fan of Insidious be impressed by this sequel? Of course not. Insidious: Chapter 2 felt very different from the original. It was mostly because Insidious seemed more unique when it came out, while this chapter is more of the same with a few exceptions (e.g., possession). Without giving any major spoilers away, I will say that the last 30 minutes seemed more of a "slasher" movie than a paranormal movie, which may turn some hard-core Insidious fans away.

The scares also seemed forced at times, possibly from trying too hard to make the sequel as good, if not, better than the original, but it was still suspenseful regardless.

Overall 6/10


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USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Insidious 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,272,103, 15 September 2013

Gross USA:

$83,586,447

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$161,919,318
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