Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Lin Shaye, Barbara Hershey Movie Review

Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)   3/53/53/53/53/5

Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

Not Insipidious

After the events in their home Renai (Rose Byrne) finds herself having to talk to the police detectives as they suspect her husband Josh (Patrick Wilson) to be involved. But as the police are examining their home the Lambert family move in with Josh's mum, Lorraine (Barbara Hershey) on the home where Josh grew up. It is in the home that Renai has a spooky encounter with a woman in white whilst Josh exhibits strange behaviour. Meanwhile Lorraine knows that what ever it is which haunted the family has not finished with them yet and so seeks out Specs (Leigh Whannell) and Tucker (Angus Sampson) as well as Elise's old partner Carl (Steve Coulter) from when Josh was a child

Whilst I thought the original "Insidious" was good I didn't think it was that good and certainly not worthy of a sequel, but that is the modern world of movie making and if a movie turns a profit you can bet someone somewhere is already thinking of cashing in on its profitability. As such I can't say that "Insidious: Chapter 2" did that much for me either as whilst it uses some special effects to create horror it's strength came from the continuation of the story which if that didn't really grab you first time around is going to be more of a struggle this time.

But whilst that means "Insidious: Chapter 2" didn't set my world on fire there is no denying that it is well made. The special effects are nicely incorporated with the shock factor of things suddenly happening whilst director James Wan does get the creepy atmosphere going. But it isn't enough for me and I needed something more.

What this all boils down to is that "Insidious: Chapter 2" isn't a bad movie and I am sure those who though the first movie was great will love this almost as much. But for me whilst it was well made it didn't do a good enough job to draw me in and getting me hooked on what is going on.