‘Insidious 2′: First Poster & Clip Tease the Return of Creepy Ghost Children

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James Wan’s “true story” supernatural horror The Conjuring is out in theaters this week, and it’s not the only ghost tale that the director has been working on recently. Insidious: Chapter 2, the follow-up to 2010’s sleeper hit Insidious, is out this fall and promises more of the nasty ghosts and demons that frightened audiences the first time around.

Insidious: Chapter 2 picks up almost immediately after the events of the last film, with the Lambert family temporarily moving into Lorraine’s (Barbara Hershey) house until they can find somewhere more permanent to live. However, as the first film demonstrated emphatically, the ghosts do not haunt houses, but the people living with them, and the Lamberts soon realize that their troubles are far from over.

IGN has released the first full clip from the movie, shown above, in which two paranormal investigators take a look around an apparently empty house and get an unpleasant surprise. Hopefully, this snippet isn’t too representative of the film as a whole; the rocking horses are a little spooky, but the atmosphere is quickly broken by the somewhat lame jump-scare at the end (which is accompanied by the sound of the film’s composer banging his head on a piano).

The two paranormal investigators are Tucker (Angus Sampson) and Specs (played by screenwriter Leigh Whannell), returning for another round after initially being called in by the Lamberts in the first movie. The third ghost expert, Elise (Lin Shaye), will also appear in Insidious: Chapter 2, and her séance mask was glimpsed very briefly in the trailer.

The first poster for the film is also here, depicting the Lambert family cowering from some menacing entity, with Foster’s right eye notably exposed. The posters for Insidious featured a number of variations on the same image of Dalton standing in front of the Lambert house, the most memorable of them showing the word “Insidious” written across his eye in very small text, just enough to distort his gaze in a creepy way. The poster for Insidious: Chapter 2 is a little simpler, but it still makes for a good teaser. Check it out below:


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The poster reinforces one of the plot aspects that was highlighted several times in the trailer for Insidious Chapter 2: that Patrick Wilson’s character, Josh Lambert, will continue to be influenced by supernatural forces and may even end up going full Amityville on his family. After all, that hammer in Renai’s hand probably wouldn’t be too effective against ghosts.

Whannell has also promised that Insidious: Chapter 2 will feature more adventures in The Further: the ghostly realm into which Josh and Dalton are capable of astral-projecting their souls, and from which the malevolent supernatural forces can reach out and touch the living world. Joseph Bishara, who played the red-faced demon in Insidious and also composed the score for both films, is not currently credited as making an appearance in Insidious: Chapter 2, but he does have a small role in The Conjuring.

Tell us if you’re feeling hot or cold about Insidious: Chapter 2 in the comments.


Insidious: Chapter 2 opens in theaters on September 13th, 2013.

Source: IGN

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  1. Looking forward to this.

    If you didn’t like the first one, then I imagine Scary Movie 16 is probably more your speed. Stick with that, and let the adults discuss horror cinema. I trust Blumhouse and Wan will do another amazing job.

    • “let adults discuss horror cinema.” What makes you think that those who aren’t adults disliked the first one? I’m 16, and I loved the first one for its great way of generating suspense. Buddy, I know more than enough about horror cinema and its pros and cons, as well as my group of friends who’ll be coming with me to see The Conjuring.

      • I think it was just a condescending approach to the idea that only teens and the mental age equivalent like the Scary Movie franchise (I could see his point because even as a 15 or 16 year old when the first one came out, I wasn’t impressed and found it dull and unfunny) so they should stay away from movies like this.

        Which is a little pedantic, especially when people are first introduced to horror as teens daring each other to watch scary or violent movies and can enjoy decent ones and hate parodies or poorly thought out movies.

        Saying that though, gonna be the moral compass and say you should be at least 18 years old to watch movies like this, just in case anyone complains about Screen Rant letting 16 year olds talk about R rated movies.

        • Insidious was rated PG-13.

          • True but still, it’s like when I answered a question on a website when a 16 year old asked for advice on 18 rated horror movies and I named some that were tame and took the same responsible adult approach.

  2. Cant wait to see more of Morgan Freemans performance of Nelson Mandela

    • Haha.

      Took me a second or two to understand that.

      • Will Darth Maul return?

        • if not, always got luck with star wars episode 7

        • Listen to when he first shows up in the first movie there are cracking noises then listen to the last scene in number 2 you’ll have your answer

  3. The only scene I absolutely loved in the first movie was The ghost child. But it wasnt what you saw.

    The ghost kid dancing by the radio.

    No what I loved about the scene is what so many people didn’t catch. Go rewatch the scene. When the mom is walking around the house, stop the movie when she enters the laundry room before entering the kitchen. That second. THAT SMALL SECOND! Is way more scary then most of the movie. It’s that one second that most people never caught the first time they saw the movie that makes it such a brilliant shot!

    Other then that I didnt really like this movie.

    • I’d love for someone to screenshot this in case people still don’t see it.

      (Haven’t seen the movie myself yet)

    • I totally missed that part when I first watched it and then after my second time I saw it. That tricky Wan LOL

    • What showed up?

  4. I love the first one. It was a brilliant Hitchcock type of film. It doesn’t have to be all blood and gore to be a great suspenseful scary movie!