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Insidious: Chapter 2 (James Wan, 2013)

September 13, 2013

Insidious - Chapter 2

Insidious: Chapter 2 joins the less than stellar ranks of films like The Descent: Part 2 in being an immediate continuation of a horror film that, though ending with a looming threat, did not call for a sequel. After a prologue set in 1986, the film kicks off on the night its predecessor ended, with Rose Byrne’s Renai Lambert questioned by police over the supernatural events that led to the murder by strangulation of psychic Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye). Insidious’ final moments saw Elise confront the strange behaviour of Renai’s husband Josh (Patrick Wilson), the man now seemingly possessed by the spirit of a black-veiled bride thanks to the Poltergeist meets A Nightmare on Elm Street mishaps that encompassed the film’s third act. Chapter 2 sees the Lambert family, as well as new Elise stand-in Carl (Steve Coulter) and returning ghost busters Tucker and Specs (Angus Sampson and the film’s writer Leigh Whannell), deal with Josh’s strange behaviour, the return of the ghostly haunting, and an increasingly convoluted ascent into Whannell and director James Wan’s respective rectums…

Click for the full review at Sound on Sight

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