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%
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User Score
58%



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
Grantland

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
ReelViews

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

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Richard Haridy
Quickflix

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.

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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
Film.com

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

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Bryan Bishop
The Verge

The best horror films stay with you, leaving you jumping at the slightest sounds. This is decidedly not that kind of movie.

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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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Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com

It's a treat to see old-school film technique and makeup design rather than an overabundance of CGI work.

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
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
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
Lafe Fredbjornson
As fun as the first movie, but it felt smaller in scope. Where the first one told a full ghost story, this one felt like a small incident. The first seemingly… More