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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

(At around 34 minutes) When Renai is walking down the hallway, the camera follows her. As the shot moves, archways on the right reveal parts of the dining room and living room. In one of the archways, the ghost woman who attacks Renai can be seen sitting in a chair in the corner surrounded by a window. When she passes the next archway, the woman is gone. See more »

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(At around 1h 1 min) When Carl use his dice in Crane's house, one of the answers is "no". Under the N and the O, the letters G and K appear, respectively, but in the close-up shot, the letters are I and K (on the other side of the dice), with both dice in different positions. See more »

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Young Elise Rainier: 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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Waiting for You
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James Wan continues his streak of solid horror flicks, and improves on Chapter 1.
12 September 2013 | by Big_D_Box_Office_ScoreSee all my reviews

Insidious brought us the usual haunting story, with a couple new elements sprinkled in. Chapter 2 does a great job of furthering itself from the usual fare, by expanding on the elements that made it different. One on the elements of this franchise is the focus on "Astral Projection", which is a person subconsciously leaving his/her body and traveling though a spirit realm (called the "Further" in this movie), leaving the body empty until the soul returns. While projecting, the soul can interact with other spirits, good and bad. Chapter 2 picks right up from where the first ended (SPOILER FOR THE 1ST MOVIE! SKIP TO NEXT PARAGRAPH TO AVOID!) - the father succeeds in rescuing his son's soul, but something else has taken the father's body in the process. Is it as scary as the first? That's debatable...if you liked the scares from the first movie, then you'll get a kick out of some of the tension- filled moments in this one. If you weren't a fan, then it'll probably just be more of the same. My opinion - slightly fewer scary moments, but definitely a few quality jumps, perhaps of a higher quality than the first. (There's one 3-hit combo in particular that I thought was really good.) I will say that I enjoyed how the total story has evolved. Chapter 2 adds a few layers to the lore of this franchise that sparked my interests, and gives it some good depth. The script is infinitely better this time around. Patrick Wilson outdoes his previous performance, and I love anything that Barbara Hershey does. We even get a few laughs here and there. And James Wan does well to use the 'common-sense-as-viewers- applied-in-the-movie' technique again. Without giving anything away...when you get a blatant warning, YOU LISTEN TO IT. Sound editing was much better this time around, although they still rely a good amount on the usual dead silence broken by LOUD CRASHES OF NOISE AND CREEPY MUSIC... Overall, Chapter 2 makes several improvements on the first, and while, depending on your tastes, this sequel may or may not be as scary as the first, I think it's tough to deny that this is a all-around better, more entertaining movie. And, being such a low-risk, low-budget project, I'm sure a 3rd movie will be justified. Insidious: Chapter 2 scores a 3.5 out of 5 on the BDBOS.


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