“Insidious: Chapter 2” Review
“Insidious: Chapter 2” is a horror/thriller film written by Leigh Whanell and directed by James Wan of the “Saw” franchise. The plot follows the Lambert family whose lives have been snatched of its normal path. Their young son Dalton (Ty Simpkins) has the ability to travel to the spectral plane by way of astral projection and gets stuck in a place called The Further. “Insidious: Chapter 2 begins where the first film left off, and resolves most of the mystery left by the first.
Dalton’s father Josh (Patrick Wilson) has rescued him from The Further, but is possessed by a bride in black in the process. You see, Josh also has the ability to visit the spectral plane and has been haunted by the bride in black since he was Dalton’s age. With Josh now stuck in The Further, his wife Renai (Rose Byrne) seeks the help paranormal ghost-busters and a retired psychic.
The pace of “Insidious: Chapter 2 is fast, which helps alleviate boredom, but might rob some of the tension they might crave.
The movie also explains a lot of the backstory concerning the main characters. “Insidious: Chapter 2 isn’t for everyone, but it does offer a roller coaster ride through a world that was left a mystery at the end of “Insidious.”
This movie isn’t so much an experience of horror as it is a supernatural and psychological one. Even if the supernatural isn’t your cup of tea, this film is still immensely satisfying.
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