Insidious: Chapter 2

Insidious: Chapter 2

Insidious: Chapter 2

Horror director James Wan (Saw, The Conjuring) continues the story of the haunted Lambert family - plagued by a childhood mystery that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world. Rose Byrne and Patrick Wilson reprise their roles.

2013Rating: M, Supernatural themes and violence106 minsUSA
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

A modestly scaled and highly pleasurable sequel to Wan's low-budget 2011 smash that should have genre fans begging for thirds.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Poltergeist goes Back To The Future with only passable results in a film whose activity is more par for the course than paranormal.

2.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

For all but the most forgiving horror fans, this is a lazy, stupid and incoherent failure.

1.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Wan remains a crafty enough director to draw your eye warily across the frame. You shouldn't feel so daft for flinching this time.

3.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

He's become a master of making hoary elements feel fresh again... Chapter 2 reminds viewers why these elements were scary in the first place, and proves skillful filmmaking can breathe new life into the oldest ideas.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Chronic mediocrity continues to haunt this series exploring the terrors of demonic possession.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

With Wan confidently orchestrating jump scares and bonkers plot twists, this is hugely hokey horror fun that's the match of the original.

4.0
0

[SPOILER down below] Predictable at most. I feel as if there wasn't much development with the plot as a sequel. Either its not enough tension, or you can just predict when something is about to go down. Cliche horror conventions. And I feel it had gotten rather silly when they happen to introduce time travelling.

2.0
0

The 2nd instalment of Insidious takes off where the 1st instalment left us. A little scared and a little intrigued about astral travel. Insidious 2 starts by tracing the haunting back to its origin. The movie skips from the present to the past without losing you. And answers some questions. There are frights for the first time viewer but if you have...

3.0
0

The first Insidious was a fun fright-fest that clearly made enough money to warrant a sequel. It's just a shame that the sequel came out in the same year as Wan's, far superior, "The Conjuring". With Patrick Wilson starring in all three films, it does get a little confusing (and ridiculous) at times. Still, if you've seen the first, there are a few clever...

3.0
0

I saw this at the 24 Hour Movie Marathon. Granted I haven't seen the first one, but this was awful, plain and simple.

1.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

A modestly scaled and highly pleasurable sequel to Wan's low-budget 2011 smash that should have genre fans begging for thirds.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Poltergeist goes Back To The Future with only passable results in a film whose activity is more par for the course than paranormal.

2.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

For all but the most forgiving horror fans, this is a lazy, stupid and incoherent failure.

1.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Wan remains a crafty enough director to draw your eye warily across the frame. You shouldn't feel so daft for flinching this time.

3.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

He's become a master of making hoary elements feel fresh again... Chapter 2 reminds viewers why these elements were scary in the first place, and proves skillful filmmaking can breathe new life into the oldest ideas.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Chronic mediocrity continues to haunt this series exploring the terrors of demonic possession.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

With Wan confidently orchestrating jump scares and bonkers plot twists, this is hugely hokey horror fun that's the match of the original.

4.0
0

[SPOILER down below] Predictable at most. I feel as if there wasn't much development with the plot as a sequel. Either its not enough tension, or you can just predict when something is about to go down. Cliche horror conventions. And I feel it had gotten rather silly when they happen to introduce time travelling.

2.0
0

The 2nd instalment of Insidious takes off where the 1st instalment left us. A little scared and a little intrigued about astral travel. Insidious 2 starts by tracing the haunting back to its origin. The movie skips from the present to the past without losing you. And answers some questions. There are frights for the first time viewer but if you have...

3.0
0

The first Insidious was a fun fright-fest that clearly made enough money to warrant a sequel. It's just a shame that the sequel came out in the same year as Wan's, far superior, "The Conjuring". With Patrick Wilson starring in all three films, it does get a little confusing (and ridiculous) at times. Still, if you've seen the first, there are a few clever...

3.0
0

I saw this at the 24 Hour Movie Marathon. Granted I haven't seen the first one, but this was awful, plain and simple.

1.0
0