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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.

Director:

James Wan

Writers:

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 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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Trivia

In this movie, as well as its predecessor, Insidious (2010), Josh Lambert (Patrick Wilson) is pursued by ghosts who want to invade his physical body. This is the opposite way in A Gifted Man (2011), where Michael Holt (Patrick Wilson) is capable to see Anna Paul's ghost (Jennifer Ehle), in order to better him as a doctor and a person. See more »

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(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 »

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 The Exorcist (1973) See more »

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Piano Sonata in B-flat Major, Op. 35, 2nd movement
Written by Frédéric Chopin
Performed by Alisa Burket
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Was as funny as it was scary and an OK movie, but doesn't live up to the first.
13 September 2013 | by geoffrey_SaundersSee all my reviews

I have been looking forward to this movie the moment I heard about it. I loved the first one so much I saw it numerous times in theaters. This installment, Chapter 2, is sub-par in my opinion.

If you have read some other reviews you'll already know plenty about this movie. The review saying that we're "spoiled", and gave this a 10/10 seems a bit off, but everyone is entitled to their own opinion. You'll already know that its "scary moments" are sort of forced, the "ghosts" are not as creative or as "haunting" as the first movie, and that this movie seemed to have some loop holes. All in All I thought it was average at best but had the audience laughing as much as they were screaming.

This movie tried to be something it's not. You can tell they were influenced by movies such as Inception and Cabin in the Woods. It had some "plot twists" like Inception and laughs here and there like CITW. This is not a bad thing what-so ever, the only thing is, is that they didn't execute it as well as I'd hope. I wish they stayed original, while still having influences, like the first movie, and as scary as the original.

As you will read in other reviews, this movie was very anti-climatic. To the point that after the "climax" you stood their asking yourself "is it really the end? Or are they going to do some Cabin in the Woods ending where they go ALL OUT and things get CRAZY!". But they never do.

I also think this movie will be be given more thumbs down then up because it had a lot to live up to. The first movie literally had me crawled up in my chair. It was also so scary I brought my friends to go see it, to see their expressions! This movie had me feeling indifferent and telling my friends to not have high hopes.

Now this movie had some things going for it as well. I thought that the comical parts were hilarious, just were out of their element. I also thought that they gave more screen time to more worthy characters. And lastly, the music was done by the same person who did the first, and that gave the movie the same scary, ominous, uneasy feelings.

Overall I would say that if you liked the first one, this picks up right where the last one ended and it might not be "worth seeing" but you could spend your money in worse ways. Just don't expect another "insidious" or "The Conjuring". Enjoy!


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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

Gross USA:

$83,586,447

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$161,919,318
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2.35 : 1
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