Insidious: Chapter 2 Synopsis
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.
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The Dissolve

By Keith Phipps
Though Wan is stepping away from horror, at least for now, to direct the next The Fast And The Furious sequel, the latest Insidious entry...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
The sequel's not bad; it's not slovenly. Some of the jolts are effectively staged and filmed, and Wan is getting better and better at...
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Chicago Sun-Times

It offers a good dose of non-gory scares, tells a story of supernatural time travel that recalls elements of “Inception,” and pays homage...
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The Telegraph

By Robbie Collin
The scares are mostly very scary indeed, and that means the film does its job.
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The Guardian

Wan remains a crafty enough director to draw your eye warily across the frame. You shouldn't feel so daft for flinching this time.
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By William Goss
Backtracking dilutes the few simple jolts that actually work.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Continuing directly from where 2010’s "Insidious" left off, Insidious: Chapter 2 follows the further misfortunes of the Lambert family with...
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By Simon Abrams
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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By James Berardinelli
It is now weighed down by a second half that's equal parts incoherent, tedious, and repetitive.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Insidious: Chapter 2 appears to be the sum of the unusable parts from James Wan's recent haunted house feature "The Conjuring."
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Open The Red Door...

By MedRed
I was lucky enough to see both movies in the same night for the first time through an AMC double header special showing. The first Insidious was not perfect but offered up plenty of chills. The...

Picks up right where it left off.

By FURYus12
James Wan takes us further into "the further" to show us how the spirits started to follow the Lambert family. We see that the spirits have not left them, and it is confirmed that they followed Josh...

Best scary movie In years!!

By klealwhitmer7
This was absolutely edge of my seat, heart pounding, best scary movie thriller I have seen in years! Great proceeding following the first, even scarier than the first. I was extremely pleased, way...

Ties it all together !!

By deannadesign976
Insidious: Chapter 2 was a incredibly fascinating movie to watch! I found the first Insidious movie to be quite creative in the "scares" that it ployed, and how the story line was nothing I had ever...


By idklol
This is an absolute must! I jumped an incredible amount of times during the movie. The best part is that it wasn't only scary, the story was great, and it definitely was not predictable....

Not the best horror sequel i've seen!

By Dillon B
I seen this on opening weekend with a group of friends and I was expecting this to be as scary as the first. This made me jump 1 time but that was it. Don't go into this film expecting it to be as...

A Solid Sequel

By jbodre
I think insidious 2 was a solid sequel, if you saw the first movie try to see this one in a theatre if you are a fan. The writing,acting,cinematography and directing were solid overall. Insidious 2...


By melissa2487
I have to give 'Insidious 2' a C+. The first Insidious was great... this one not so much. I did like how they tied everything together and they did that very very well but the first one was MUCH...

You WILL jump

By Mike2finch
If you're trying to be scared - Insidious 2 does the trick. Multiple terrifying moments make this movie at least at the same level of The Conjuring, Sinister, and the first Insidious. A good story...

Great mix of humor, horror, and suspense.

By ramirezangel30
This movie will probably have more parts to it, and it will keep on going but it will just take different directions with different people. It felt theatrical, at first the acting looked cheesy and...

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Rated PG-13 | For Intense sequences of terror and violence, and thematic elements.
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Common Sense Media says Horror sequel brings more of the same creepy scares.
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