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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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Aspect Ratio:

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 1hr 30 and 14sec when the family runs down into the basement, and the son says that he's going to go to sleep to find his father,someone runs out of the view of the camera as they turn with the boy. See more »

Quotes

Mother of Parker Crane: Don't you dare!
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Referenced in Finding Carter: Rumour Has It (2015) See more »

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Lived up to the hype
12 September 2013 | by MDebs22See all my reviews

All week I was digging around trying to find critics' reviews about this to see what they thought at their early screenings. Well, it wasn't good, and I was feeling let down already. They all basically said the same thing; that the jump and scare moments were plenty, but that's about it. The story is too convoluted and it just isn't as good as the first one. Also, there is too much humor and wit in it, and it takes away from the tension buildup. But would that stop me from seeing it first chance I get Thursday night? As a die-hard of demon movies and of the first Insidious, nothing was going to stop me.

When the movie opened with the original Insidious creepy sound of high-pitched instruments, I was very excited. I sat back and prepared to enjoy the ride. And did I ever. At the conclusion, I immediately knew that this installment was more horrifying than the first one. I'm not saying the story was better, or that it was written, acted, or any other cinema verb you could think of done better, because that's still up for debate. But what I knew for sure was that this was more terrifying than the first one. And that's the whole point of scary movies, right? To be terrified? A handful of the jump and scare moments will stick with you, that's for sure. Patrick Wilson did an amazing job, as he has done in his recent string of scary movies. While the two goofy underlings to Elise do bring humor to the table, I don't think it takes much away from the overall dread and terror. At least not as much as critics are saying it does. What I loved about this movie besides the scares, was that it tied together some things from the first one. I wasn't expecting that. You'll see what I'm talking about when you see it though. You'll probably say something along the lines of what I said when it was happening.."Wow, that was beautifully planned out and executed. Props to the writers there." The story is more complicated than the first one, but if you can keep up, you'll really appreciate and enjoy it. And the complexity of it will make it a movie worth seeing multiple times in order to catch everything. Be prepared to jump a mile in your seat at some of the parts. Then laugh while your heart rate comes back down. I'm giving this a 9/10. But that is pretty biased because of my love of the first movie. So more realistically, 8/10.


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