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Insidious: Chapter 2 is decidedly short on the tension and surprises that made its predecessor so chilling. Read critic reviews

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Soon after their showdown with evil spirits that possessed their son, the Lamberts, Renai (Rose Byrne) and Josh (Patrick Wilson), are ready for their lives to return to normal. However, something still is seriously off, especially with Josh, who -- unbeknown to Renai -- is possessed too. In order to free Josh's soul and finally defeat the malevolent forces around them, Lorraine Lambert (Barbara Hershey) and her ghost-hunting friends investigate the past to save her family's future.

Cast & Crew

Patrick Wilson
Josh Lambert
Rose Byrne
Renai Lambert
Barbara Hershey
Lorraine Lambert
Lin Shaye
Elise Rainier
Ty Simpkins
Dalton Lambert
Steve Coulter
Carl
James Wan
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Leigh Whannell
Screenwriter
Oren Peli
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Brian Kavanaugh-Jones
Executive Producer
Steven Schneider
Executive Producer
Charles Layton
Executive Producer
Peter Schlessel
Executive Producer
Lia Buman
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John Leonetti
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Critic Reviews for Insidious: Chapter 2

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Audience Reviews for Insidious: Chapter 2

  • Feb 05, 2017
    A decent enough movie I suppose, and an interesting sequel, but pales in comparison to the first.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • May 02, 2015
    Not as good as the first one, but still pretty creepy.
    Erin C Super Reviewer
  • Nov 02, 2014
    Insidious Chapter 2 is quite scary, however it is scary in the amount of headache-inducing bangs and popping out faces that the film uses. The actors work fine, but the film almost devalues the scary original with some rather irritating backstory reveals. Still, if simple old-fashioned scares are what you're looking for, there might be something worthwhile here. It isn't 38% bad, that's for sure. Rating: 47
    Bradley J Super Reviewer
  • Sep 01, 2014
    A disappointing sequel. The scares seem more contrived this time and although there are a few jumps it all gets really silly towards the end.
    David S Super Reviewer

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