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: September 13, 2013
DVD Release Date: December 24, 2013
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Critic Score: 39% 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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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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Stephen Schaefer
Boston Herald

Director James Wan and writer Leigh Whannell resurrect the supernatural scares of Insidious, but without the innovative spark of the original.

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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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James Berardinelli

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

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Josh Terry
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Insidious 2 really wants you to be happy, but it's far too much of an uneven mess to do it very well.

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Simon Abrams

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.

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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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Renuka Vyavahare
The Times of India

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
A solid and entertaining sequel that not only maintains the high level of scares found in the terrifying original movie, especially in its first half, but also… More
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
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.