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Insidious 2 (2013) Movie Review

September 14, 2013

I didn’t go see “Insidious” in theaters because of a lot of negative reviews. I watched it when it showed up on Netflix streaming and really enjoyed it. I was surprised when they announced “Insidious 2” because horror sequels typically suck and I didn’t think there was a lot of story left to tell from the first. Early in “Insidious 2” it becomes clear that there is a lot left to learn about the story from “Insidious.” The things we saw in “Insidious” were just a taste of what James Wan has in store for audiences in “Insidious 2.”

The plot once again involves spirits of the dead interacting with the living. The family from the first film is back and things aren’t as normal as everyone thought they would be. The experts are called in again to investigate. With the experts’ help, we learn the identity of the woman shown briefly at the end “Insidious” and explore a darker world. The film wraps up nicely by the end,

Joseph Bishara returned to compose music for “Insidious 2.” The music retains much of its sinister feel, with sharp violins that almost sound like they are screaming. I am not familiar enough with the music from “Insidious” to say if there are many new elements in the music but the music is just as powerful and unsettling as before.

If you enjoyed the otherworldly adventure at the end of “Insidious” you will be in for a treat with “Insidious 2.” While “Insidious” spends a lot of time building towards its climax, “Insidious 2” jumps into things much earlier, giving you a more in-depth look at the spirits. It is rare that a horror sequel is good and even more rare that it is as fantastic as “Insidious 2.” Horror fans should not miss this one.
5/5

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