Insidious: Chapter 2

Theatrical Release: September 13, 2013
Insidious: Chapter 2
Not Recommended for Families

Synopsis

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 follows the haunted Lambert family as they seek to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.

Dove Review

Someone who likes jump scenes asked me after I viewed this film if there were some included. “You would be happy, there are plenty” I replied. Unfortunately, for those looking for a scary movie that families can share together, this isn’t it. There are some occult practices in it including a séance and strong language as well. From an artistic point of view, it has its suspenseful moments to be sure but at the same time it runs off in a lot of different directions including scary scenes happening in more than one house. Although the filmmakers attempted to bring the pieces of the puzzle together by the end, there are still some questions you as the viewer would like answered. And a bathroom break might make it near impossible to follow where the story is at.

At any rate, this one is scary but not family approved and cannot receive our Dove Seal.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: GD-1; G/OMG-6; J-1; "Oh J" woman says in fright-1; H-3; Go to H (woman tells spirit)-1; BS-1; Slang for male testicles-1; Bi*ch-1
Violence: Several dead corpses are seen on screen; a woman's arm is wounded and bloodied by spirit; a man tries to kill a man with a knife; a possessed man tries to harm his own family; a man tries to force a tranquilizer shot in a man; a patient grabs a boy; a man pulls out his own bloody tooth; a man's head is banged on the floor; a character is hit with a bat and another one with a pipe.
Drugs: Tranquilizer winds up in man's leg; a character takes prescription drugs for nerves.
Nudity: None
Other: Supernatural elements including toys moving, doors opening, chandelier moving; specters appearing, a séance is held and questions are asked and dice are thrown to obtain answers; several jump scenes which will startle some viewers; face appears at window; a baby is moved supernaturally from her room.

Info

Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter
Source: Theater
Company: FilmDistrict
Writer: Leigh Whannell & James Wan
Director: James Wan
Producer: Jason Blum
Genre: Horror
Runtime: 105 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Starring: Patrick Wilson,
Rose Byrne,
Barbara Hershey