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Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)



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

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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) FilmDistrict
PG-13 (for intense sequences of terror and violence, and thematic elements)
Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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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 Lambert
Lindsay Seim
as Young Elise Rainier
Danielle Bisutti
as Michelle
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 (28)

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
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Characters in Whannell/Wan screenplays speak with the first-draft expository bluntness of a cheap '50s thriller, letting the characters step on some of the best reveals.

Full Review… | September 17, 2013
AV Club
Top Critic

Insidious: Chapter 2 is a puzzle movie with too many unnecessary pieces and not enough essential ones, but it's superior to its predecessor in a few basic ways.

Full Review… | September 13, 2013
Top Critic

Though there's some admirably clever plotting to interweave the film's second half with events in the original, it's simply not as scary.

Full Review… | September 13, 2013
The Atlantic
Top Critic

Insidious: Chapter 2 is not only unnecessary but it commits the cardinal sin of devaluing its predecessor.

Full Review… | September 13, 2013
Top Critic

An increasing amount of metaphysical backtracking dilutes the few simple jolts that do work this time around.

Full Review… | September 13, 2013
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Audience Reviews for Insidious: Chapter 2


A very solid sequel that not only maintains the high level of scares found in the terrifying original movie, especially during the first half, but also whose plot structure is so ingenious that it makes up for its poor attempts at humor which are always misplaced.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

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

Film Crazy
Film Crazy

Super Reviewer


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

Flutie Archibald
Flutie Archibald

Super Reviewer

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