Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) - Rotten Tomatoes

Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)



Critic Consensus: Insidious: Chapter 2 is decidedly short on the tension and surprises that made its predecessor so chilling.

Movie Info

The famed horror team of director James Wan and writer Leigh Whannell reunite with the original cast of Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye and Ty Simpkins in INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2, a terrifying sequel to the acclaimed horror film, which follows the haunted Lambert family as they seek to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world. (c) FilmDistrictmore
Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of terror and violence, and thematic elements)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Leigh Whannell
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 24, 2013
Box Office: $83.6M
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Patrick Wilson
as Josh Lambert
Rose Byrne
as Renai Lambert
Ty Simpkins
as Dalton Lambert
Lin Shaye
as Elise Rainier
Barbara Hershey
as Lorraine Lambert
Jocelin Donahue
as Young Lorraine Lambe...
Lindsay Seim
as Young Elise Rainier
Andrew Astor
as Foster Lambert
Steve Coulter
as Carl Stanaway
Tom Fitzpatrick
as Parker Crane
Garrett Ryan
as Young Josh Lambert
Hank Harris
as Young Carl Stanaway
Tyler James Griffin
as Young Parker Crane
J LaRose
as Long Haired Fiend
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Critic Reviews for Insidious: Chapter 2

All Critics (111) | Top Critics (27)

Most of [Wan's] peers shoot a bunch of scenes and let the editor make a smoothie. Wan no longer relies on visual gibberish. He has become a classicist in that sense.

Full Review… | October 4, 2013
Top Critic

It's the screenplay's salient collision of past and present that sets the film apart from most horror sequels.

Full Review… | April 14, 2016

The movie isn't merely bad, it's incompetent.

Full Review… | October 15, 2015

If we had to have a sequel, "Chapter 2" is a really good one.

Full Review… | October 1, 2015
Cinema Crazed

Not much that's new (hey, it's a sequel) but there's still an old-fashioned respect for the pleasures of simple creepiness.

Full Review… | August 24, 2015

It's not gory, but relies on ceaseless weirdness with scores of jump scares and even an odd Back To The Future 2-style subplot that's undeveloped yet still adds to the overall sense of crazy. Love or hate it, this is pretty effective modern scare cinema.

Full Review… | March 11, 2014

Audience Reviews for Insidious: Chapter 2

A second suspenseful instalment that doesn't disappoint!
Loved the first and loved this sequel, I love how they interlinked them both!

Film Crazy

Super Reviewer


Again, it was pretty decent, and I really liked how it tied together with the first one.

Flutie Archibald

Super Reviewer

James Wan still knows how to pull off some cool, if not scary, haunted house sequences. But none of the problems from the first Insidious have been fixed, and now the novelty is gone. Insidious: Chapter 2 complicates its scenarios with too much backstory. Its twists are predictable and the film seems too concerned with building a franchise than making an entertaining movie.

Edward Boxler

Super Reviewer

Insidious: Chapter 2 Quotes

Carl Stanaway: Don't break the circle.
– Submitted by Zulhilmi J (2 years ago)
Dalton Lambert: Is there something wrong with daddy, mom?
– Submitted by Steven V (2 years ago)
Elise Rainier: Oh my god.
– Submitted by Steven V (2 years ago)
Michelle: Don't you dare!!
– Submitted by Karl L (2 years ago)

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