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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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James Wan

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Leigh Whannell (based on characters created by), James Wan (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Wilson ... Josh Lambert
Rose Byrne ... Renai Lambert
Ty Simpkins ... Dalton Lambert
Lin Shaye ... Elise Rainier
Barbara Hershey ... Lorraine 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 ... 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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Country:

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$83,586,447

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$161,919,318
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

There is an Australian flag in the corner of Dalton's room in the Lambert house. Leigh Whannell (Specks, writer of Insidious (2010)), Rose Byrne Angus Sampson and James Wan (writer and director of Insidious 2 (2013)) all come from Australia (however, Wan was born in Malaysia, but later moved to Australia). See more »

Goofs

(at around 28 mins) When Lorraine is startled by the baby walker in the piano room, the grandfather clock changes time between shots. See more »

Quotes

Mother of Parker Crane: Don't you dare!
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References Psycho (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Piano Sonata in B-flat Major, Op. 35, 2nd movement
Written by Frédéric Chopin
Performed by Alisa Burket
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Things that go bump in the night
12 September 2013 | by btnthxSee all my reviews

When you are making a horror movie it always helps to have a few things around in the movie in order to help set the mood. Things like creaky old doors, a piano, and preferably an old and creepy looking house. Now these are not absolutes, but they can help for sure. Horror movies are not like other movies, because there are so many possibilities for sequels, just look at the "Friday the 13th" series. In 2011 James Wan and Leigh Whannell brought us "Insidious", a story about a family that had unwelcome visitors in their house. The supernatural kind.

That family, the Lamberts, have gotten away from their house and the experience they had in it. Josh (Patrick Wilson), Renai (Rose Byrne), and their three children are all safe and move in with Josh's mom. At the beginning of the film you find out this is not Josh's fist experience with a sprit. It seems Josh has a gift where he sees dead people and with the help from Elise (Lin Shaye) he forgets that gift, until he uses it again to save his son from a place the living shouldn't be. That place I imagine is the same place Carol Anne from "Poltergeist" was in as well, but instead of talking through a TV, a tin can phone is used to communicate to the other side. Renai senses something is not right about Josh, a sentiment that is shared by Josh's mother as well. So with the help from a man named Carl (Steve Coulter) and two guys who provide the comic relief, they all set out to free Josh and his family from the evil that haunts them.

The story picks up exactly where the first film ended, which makes the chapter 2 a perfect title. There are so many more possible chapters to this story, because let's face it there are a lot of ghosts out there. "Insidious: Chapter 2" is part ghost story and part detective story, as we try to unravel what is following the Lamberts around. Lucky, unlike what he did with "Saw" we are still under the direction of James Wan and he keeps us on the same path as the first film. If you are going for jump out of your seat frights, then this is not the film for you. There are some moments that may make you jump a little, thanks to some good camera work, but this movie is more like "Seven" than say, "The Conjuring". In a genre that seems to be getting everything right at the moment, "Insidious: Chapter 2" doesn't disappoint. The only thing that could improve, is to have a little less common sense moments, you know those moments where a character does the thing everyone knows they shouldn't. I think it is very fitting to release this film on Friday the 13th, because like that franchise, you hope this one also has a long life making us afraid to sleep with the lights off.

Brian Taylor

http://the2cinemen.blogspot.com/


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