From Film District, Insidious Chapter 2 is about one family’s continued quest to save their loved ones from evil spirits that haunt their home.
In 2011’s original release of Insidious, mother and father, Renai and Josh Lambert (Rose Byrne and Patrick Wilson) find their son, Dalton (Ty Simpkins) trapped in a supernatural after-life world. In the sequel, the Lamberts are displaced and staying in Josh’s parent’s home as local authorities investigate a murder.
The Lamberts always assumed it was the house that was haunted, but even in grandma’s house they are still victimized from old, tormented ghosts. After a few nights at grandma’s, Josh’s mother, Lorraine (Barbara Hershey), is startled by an extra unearthly spirit in her home and she quickly enlists the help of paranormal activity investigators to figure everything out.
A lot of juicy questions are answered in Chapter 2. On the other, a lot of new questions are posed as well and the movie, of course, leaves you with a cliff hanger to introduce a possible Chapter 3. As for Chapter 2, some of the scariest moments compel you to yell at the movie screen, jump in your seat, or let out a big scream. The movie wasn’t entirely scary and some of the most serious scenes are trumped with goofy, silly quickie, leaving a safe balance of terror and laughter.
Michael Beach graces the screen with his serious, refined presence. Beach plays a local detective who is investigating the homicide at the Lambert residence. He seems to always play the same roles; sober, controlled, and quiet. Although Beach, has yet to have a huge, breakout role it does not mean he has not had some memorable ones. Last time, I saw Beach he was creeping with Faith on Soul Food.
3 STARS: The movie had some cliché horror movie moments such as the White woman accidentally falling as she’s being chased by a crazed killer or the awful, obnoxious music that plays on the really intense part. Despite the difficulty of the sequels, Insidious Chapter 2 is a great date movie!
Don’t be afraid to see Insidious Chapter 2 as it opens this Friday the 13th!
Good review. Wasn’t scary, but I guess you can enjoy yourself if you go in expecting a bunch of unintentional laughs.