Guest Review (Mel): I have been waiting for this movie since I saw the first Insidious. Once again I was greatly entertained with James Wan and Leigh Whannell who I fell in love with after the first Saw. I remember the first Insidious. I really enjoyed it. I loved the creep factor it exuded.
I recently saw The Conjuring another James Wan film. It had a certain feel about it, the eerie effects he uses and the music give his movies a certain feel. It’s almost like a trademark now.
Insidious: Chapter 2 did not disappoint. I loved that the movie picked up hours after the first one left off. It had the same core characters as last time. Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey and Leigh Whannel all return back to the big screen for a whole new set of scares. I loved the continuity of the movie. Most horror sequels just regurgitate the same thing with new characters. Insidious: Chapter 2 is a true sequel.
With out giving too much away, I will say I enjoyed it. I was wondering where they would go considering from the last Insidious we knew Josh (Wilson) was possessed. The family moves on but it’s like the whole cycle starts over. Specs (Whannell) and Tucker (Angus Sampson) tracks down medium Carl (Coulter) who comes into the home to track down Elise on the other side. So they can find out who it was that murdered her. The movie filled in back stories. While digging they find out what happened to Elise and what the deal is with Josh Lambert (Wilson) and his connections with these dark entities surrounding him and his family.
As I was saying, watching Insidious Chapter 2, you will know it’s a James Wan film. It was a fun ride. I would highly recommend it, especially if you enjoyed the first one.
Mel’s Rating: 7.5/10
Director: James Wan