Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) Review

insidious chapter 2 review Synopsis: The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.

My Quick Review: I have to admit that after watching the first Insidious, Chapter 2 was a bit of a letdown.

It was to be expected since I knew that we would be spending more time into the Further than we did in the first movie. And this was definitively not my favorite part of Insidious.

Chapter 2 starts with a young Josh being haunted by the ghost who appeared at the end of Insidious. There we met a young Elise who successfully help Josh get rid of it as well as his memories and abilities in astral projection.

Back to the present, Josh is possessed and his family starts to feel something is off. The haunting of their new home will push Renai to seek some paranormal help again.

The main problem with Insidious Chapter 2 is the lack of genuine scares. I believe I only had one jolt whereas I had more than a few in the first Insidious (even during a second viewing). The main ghost here is not creepy enough and his backstory is somewhat lacking as well.

I did appreciate the way some events tie in directly into the first movie (similar to how some Saw sequels explained some events of past movies) and, technically, the film is superb. James Wan has truly become a Master Of Horror and he will be missed by horror fans as he apparently decided to quit doing scary movies for a while.

If you enjoyed the second half of Insidious you will love the way Chapter 2 expands on the Further. For people looking for more scares, they might be a bit disappointed and should maybe stick with The Conjuring, the scarier of James Wan 2013 movies.

My Rating: 6/10

Director: James Wan

Origin: US