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Insidious: Chapter 2 Reviews

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November 17, 2017
Insidious Chapter 2 is tense and intriguing. If you haven't seen the previous film, this might work better for you. Also, for the fainthearted, if you analyze your dreams way too much or face sleep disorders, stay away.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 5, 2017
Unashamedly derivative but it still scared me silly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 14, 2016
It's the screenplay's salient collision of past and present that sets the film apart from most horror sequels.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 1, 2015
If we had to have a sequel, "Chapter 2" is a really good one.
August 24, 2015
Not much that's new (hey, it's a sequel) but there's still an old-fashioned respect for the pleasures of simple creepiness.
March 11, 2014
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 8, 2014
It's a treat to see old-school film technique and makeup design rather than an overabundance of CGI work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 8, 2013
Carrying on where the last one left off, horror maestro du jour James Wan (Saw, Dead Silence, The Conjuring) serves up a juicy, fright-filled spookfest with this follow-up to the 2011 hit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 6, 2013
INSIDIOUS: Chapter Two has a good cache of scares; a necessary injection of mystery and despite small doses of clunky performances and scripting it's a rare, high quality horror sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 5, 2013
Trashy and silly and occasionally unintentionally funny, it is nonetheless weirdly compelling.
October 30, 2013
...often fares even better than its entertaining predecessor...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 4, 2013
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.
September 27, 2013
Amps up the scares without breaking any new ground while offering more layers and less gore than most films in this genre.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 20, 2013
Wan and Whannell return to their 2011 hit with a vengeance, gleefully filling in the story before, after and even during that first chapter with even more gonzo nuttiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 18, 2013
Chapter 2 might be the better film, though, frankly, it's hard to separate the two pictures. I honestly have never seen a sequel that's as completely organic as this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 15, 2013
A sprawling, idiosyncratic film that attempts to recontextualize the events of its predecessor, Wan's sequel is ambitious but shortsighted, creepy but cartoonish, but utterly watchable.
September 15, 2013
it's Wilson who dominates the screen with a finely calibrated exploration of mental, physical, and moral decay
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 13, 2013
Insidious: Chapter 2 expands upon the original story in an intriguing and smart way - tweaking and evolving series ideas in new (and spooky) ways.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 13, 2013
For a somewhat forced sequel, Insidious: Chapter 2 has enough thrills to make it a fun release on Friday the 13th.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 13, 2013
just because it's not as good as the original doesn't make this sequel a bad movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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