Insidious: Chapter 2

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German title Insidious: Chapter 2
Original title Insidious: Chapter 2
Country of production United States
original language English
Publishing year 2013
length 105 minutes
Age rating FSK 16
JMK 16
Director James Wan
script Leigh Whannell
James Wan (Story)
production Jason Blum ,
Oren Peli ,
Rick Osako
music Joseph Bishara
camera John R. Leonetti
cut Kirk M. Morri

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Insidious: Chapter 3 - Every story has a beginning

Insidious: Chapter 2 is an American horror film from the year 2013 , directed by James Wan . The script was written by Leigh Whannell . The film is the sequel to Insidious and was released on September 13, 2013 in US cinemas. The German theatrical release was on October 17, 2013.


After Josh was able to bring his son Dalton back from his coma, the family now seeks refuge with grandmother Lorraine. Renai and Josh Lambert believe they are safe and try to lead a normal life. Soon they will be haunted again by eerie events. Dalton again seems particularly sensitive to these supernatural appearances and recognizes the increasing danger. However, the demon succeeds in increasingly taking possession of Josh. He is ordered to kill his family.

Meanwhile, Lorraine seeks help from the paranormal investigators Specs, Tucker, and Carl. Together they find out in an abandoned hospital with the help of the late medium Elise that the spirit of the former patient Parker Crane, who was abused by his mother in his childhood, has taken possession of Josh. Parker Crane dressed up as an old lady while he was alive and killed young girls in this outfit.

Specs, Tucker and Carl then try to overpower Josh, which goes completely wrong. Meanwhile, Dalton disappears into a parallel world, where he suspects that the 'real' Josh is being held captive. With the help of the medium Elise, Dalton and the 'real' Josh manage to return to the real world. Josh, who was about to kill his wife Renai, is abandoned by the demons. The family seems to be saved.

In the credits you can see how the investigators for paranormal incidents come to the aid of a strange family. The daughter suffers from strange 'visions'. The ghost of Elise, who now always accompanies the investigators, takes a look at the girl and seems to discover something behind her. Then she begins to scream in horror.


Insidious: Chapter 2 received average to negative reviews from US critics. Around 35 percent of Rotten Tomatoes reviews rate the film positively. The website comes to the following conclusion: " Insidious: Chapter 2 is significantly poorer than its predecessor in terms of tension and surprise."

"With the sequel, Wan continues exactly what he started in Part 1, and so the new horror shocker eats its way relentlessly into the minds of the audience. Insidious: Chapter 2 is just as scary as The Conjuring , but dramaturgically not nearly as sophisticated and sometimes even downright banal. "

“The macabre twist provides the insidious: Chapter 2 plot, which is ultimately only warmed up, with a thoroughly refreshing touch. This also applies to the ingeniously constructed game with different time levels, which makes it easy to get over the fact that horror expert James Wan doesn't tighten the suspense screws quite as much in the first sequel director of his career as in the nerve-wracking predecessor. Nevertheless, the second chapter also has virtuoso staged moments of tension [...] "

Gross profit

With a production cost of $ 5 million, Insidious: Chapter 2 climbed to the top of the box office on the US opening weekend with gross revenues of $ 40.2 million. As of November 21, 2013, the film grossed over $ 148.8 million worldwide.


A third part was discussed for the first time on September 16 when Leigh Whannell signed another collaboration. Jason Blum and Oren Peli should also be involved in the production as producers. Angus Sampson was to appear again alongside Leigh Whannell (Specs) as ghost hunter Tucker, while Rose Byrne and Patrick Wilson were no longer to be seen as the main characters.

The US theatrical release of Insidious: Chapter 3 - Every story has a beginning was finally on June 5, 2015. The script was again written by Leigh Whannell, who also made his directorial debut with Insidious: Chapter 3 . James Wan only acted as a producer.

In January 2018, Insidious: The Last Key was released .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ↑ Approval certificate for Insidious: Chapter 2 . Voluntary self-regulation of the film industry , October 2013 (PDF; test number: 141 048 K).
  2. Age rating for Insidious: Chapter 2 . Youth Media Commission .
  3. a b Insidious: Chapter 2. In: Rotten Tomatoes . Retrieved October 5, 2013 .
  4. ^ Criticism by the Filmstarts editorial team on . Retrieved October 5, 2013
  5. Insidious: Chapter 2. In: Rotten Tomatoes . Retrieved October 13, 2013 .
  6. Box Office Mojo: Insidious: Chapter 2 . Retrieved November 21, 2013 . (English)
  7. INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER THREE Moving Forward; Leigh Whannell Returning to Write the Script., accessed October 8, 2013 . (English)
  8. Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne no longer part of the horror sequel "Insidious: Chapter 3" , accessed on May 8, 2014.
  9. "Saw" -creator Leigh Whannell staged "Insidious: Chapter 3" , accessed on May 8, 2014