Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

Directed by James Wan. Written by Leigh Whannell. Starring Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Lin Shaye, Ty Simpkins, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, Jocelin Donahue, J. Larose and Steve Coulter.

Plot: the Lambert family find that not all their demons have left them.

In 1986, a young Lorraine Lambert (Donohue), calls Elise Rainer because she needs help with her son, Josh, who is being haunted. Elise tells Lorraine that Josh can see things he shouldn’t see. That he can astral project and that it’s dangerous and that she knows how to supress his ability to do this. So, she does just that. Fast forward 25 years to the end of the first Insidious film and Josh (Wilson) is under investigation for the murder of Elise (Shaye). Even his wife, Renai (Byrne) isn’t sure what to believe. While the family is staying with Lorraine (Hershey) so that the police can search their home, both Renai and Lorraine start seeing and hearing things immediately that worries them. But Josh insists that it’s nothing. When Lorraine becomes even more concerned because Josh isn’t at all concerned, she goes to Specs (Whannell) and Tucker (Sampson) for help. Together, they get a hold of Carl (Coulter), Elise’s old partner, and they all try to figure out what has a hold on Josh.

This movie is creepy and unsettling. The characters were likable and we were really rooting for them. The script was incredible as usual and the cast was nice once again as everyone that was in the original returned. The effects were great, the story was great, it was subtly funny in parts and the ending was a good one. DJ doesn’t like that some ghosts seem to have more powers than others. It really doesn’t seem fair. But the scares make up for it. We highly recommend it.

Our score: 77.

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