Insidious: Chapter 2
Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 24, 2013
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Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

Wesley Morris

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.

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James Berardinelli

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

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David Keyes

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

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Jesse Hassenger
AV Club

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.

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William Goss

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

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

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

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Ian Buckwalter
The Atlantic

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.

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Michael Sragow
Orange County Register

This sequel to the horror hit about a boy lost in the demon-infested netherworld called The Further adds the element of time travel to its paranormal expeditions -- and sinks in its own murk.

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Scott Weinberg

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
Film Crazy
A second suspenseful instalment that doesn't disappoint! Loved the first and loved this sequel, I love how they interlinked them both!
Everett Johnson
Here's a case where the sequel absolutely sucks compared to the original. The first movie was so fresh, original, and creepy that it would be hard to… More
Flutie Archibald
Again, it was pretty decent, and I really liked how it tied together with the first one.
familiar stranger
Didn't deliver any chills or creeps, but was okay overall.
Edward Boxler
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… More
Dan Schultz
A silly, unnecessary sequel concerning a family who is haunted by the same evil spirits that have plagued them before in the past, only this time it appears… More