Horror Movie Flash Review: Insidious Chapter 2
Continuing my quest to watch 13 horror movies, I watch the second movie in the Insidious franchise, Insidious Chapter 2.
The follow up to the original, Insidious: Chapter 2 is actually the final installment in the Insidious time-line. Following up on the events of the end of the first movie, Chapter 2 deals with the mystery of what exactly is haunting Josh after the ordeal of his son, Dalton was solved in the first. The police are investing Josh for the murder of Elise, however his body is being transformed by the spirit within him, so his fingerprints no longer match. Elise's helpers, Specks and Tucker, team up with a former associate of Elise, Carl, to get to the bottom of her murder, and they discover the spirit that was haunting Josh as a child, and now possesses his body, was a serial killer known as the bride in black, and is actually a man who dresses in a black wedding dress when murdering his victims. Josh's son, Dalton, still has dream walking ability, and uses them to help Carl banish the ghost haunting Josh, and recovers his father's soul. The movie ends with a stinger scene setting up a sequel that has not been followed up on.
Chapter 2 was a little more original than the first, and it played with time in an interesting way, that I've heard gets further embraced in the next two sequels. Scares were about on par with the first, which isn't as much as one would hope for a horror movie. Insidious Chapter 2 proves the franchise has some life in it's premise, and I look forward to watching.