With his last helping of old-fashioned ooga booga, “The Conjuring,” still scaring up business in a few hundred theaters, James Wan returns with two more hours of seat-clenching scares in “Insidious: Chapter 2,” a modestly scaled and highly pleasurable sequel to Wan’s low-budget ($1.5 million) 2011 smash that should have genre fans begging for thirds. Indeed, with a clever coda that suggests how this franchise might easily continue even without the involvement of stars Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne, there’s no reason to doubt that “Insidious” could rival Wan’s own “Saw” series for sheer longevity.
OK, we're definitely on board! Variety loved it. Bottom line on our hopes for this movie: A. To find out what happens to the Lambert family next and B. a haunted-house thrill ride. Also, we could use a good James Wan-induced scream!
Check out the new Insidious Chapter 2 featurettes - just go to the official site to see them all, including some creepy 'interactive' features. You may not want to check them out alone in the dark with the sound blasting, though...
- Patrick Wilson and Lin Shaye team up again for 'Insidious: Chapter 2' (miamiherald.com)
- Movie Review: "Insidious, Chapter 2″ (rogersmovienation.com)
- Insidious: Chapter 2, review (telegraph.co.uk)
- Movie Review: Insidious: Chapter 2 (cwtampa.cbslocal.com)