All true horror movie lovers will enjoy “Insidious: Chapter 2.” This movie is the terrifying sequel to “Insidious,” which centered on the Lambert family and the dangerous spirits who haunted them.
The first movie ended with Josh Lambert, the father, going into the spirit realm known as ““The Further”,” to save his son, Dalton, whose soul had been snatched by a terrible spirit trying to invade his body.
Josh found Dalton in ““The Further”;” however, his spirit became trapped. An evil, unknown spirit took his body in the living world.
This movie starts from there. Josh has to find his way out of “The Further” and save his family before the evil spirit parading as him kills his loved ones.
This is one of the scariest horror films made in a long time. There were moments of comedic relief, but they were short-lived by blood-curdling screams coming from the audience members. This film contained surprising twists and turns that had the audience frightened and nervous about what would happen next.
My favorite, and in my opinion, the scariest scene in the movie, is in the beginning when one of the evil spirits haunting the Lamberts is taunting Josh’s wife, Renai. The spirit followed her from room to room and made the baby toys move, light up, and sing on their own.
The spirit also kidnapped Renai’s baby. When she noticed, she started frantically searching for her daughter around the house when the horrible spirit jumped in front of her screaming and slapped Renai in the face, sending her flying across the room.
This scene had the audience terrified and on edge in just the first 20 minutes.
From start to finish “Insidious: Chapter 2” was scary and had the audience members screaming and on the edge of their seats. That was the best element of the film.
There are so many horror films that start off slowly and take an hour before anything interesting starts. I am glad that “Insidious: Chapter 2” was not like that at all.
I do not have one negative critique to give this movie. Director James Wan has hit another homerun with this film because it served every sequels main purpose: to be better than the movie before it.