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Plus some exclusive words from James Wan

06 June 2013  |  Written by Owen Williams  

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James Wan and Leigh Whannell's bonkers supernatural horror Insidious was one of 2011's most profitable films, with final box office nearly a hundred times its meagre budget. It saw Rose Byrne and Patrick Wilson battling forces from dungeon dimension 'The Further' - including a woman in a black wedding dress and a crimson puppet master with a peculiar fondness for Tiny Tim records - and without wishing to offend the spoiler cry-babies, its ending certainly left scope for more.

Naturally, the money meant there was immediately talk of a sequel, but all involved insisted they wouldn't do it unless they had a really good idea. And inspiration clearly struck, because here we are with the first full trailer for Insidious: Chapter 2.

Patrick Wilson informs us the family is now living at Grandma's house, where "nothing's going to bother us". Let's see how that works out. We already know it wasn't the house that was haunted... it was Dalton! And look, told you so, there's a creepy woman in a white dress, and the suggestion that 'Row Your Boat' might be this film's 'Tiptoe Through The Tulips'.

We've also got a seance where letter cubes arrange themselves into the Latin phrase "mater mortalis" ("mother dead"?); Wilson pulling his teeth out; a collection of corpses; faces at windows; rocking horses... rocking; much in the way of screaming and pointing, accompanied by the repeated phrase, "He's got your baby!"; and the suggestion that 'Tiptoe Through The Tulips' may be this film's 'Tiptoe Through The Tulips' after all.

What we don't get, however, is a sense that this may not be quite the ghost story that its predecessor was. Empire had cause to speak to James Wan recently, and while he was giving nothing away, he did clue us in to the idea that "in a lot of ways, Insidious: Chapter 2 is a slightly different horror subgenre to Insidious".

"It picks up right at the end of the first film," Wan explains, "but where the first one is a twist on the haunted house genre, this one is kind of a twist on the domestic thriller. It's more like The Hand That Rocks The Cradle, or Pacific Heights, or The Stepfather. It's sort of what they used to call a 'from Hell' movie, where you had the babysitter from Hell or the tenant from Hell. This is the loved one from Hell. We're not sure about a particular character who has 'returned' from the other dimension and may have brought something back..."

Insidious: Chapter 2 once again stars Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Barbara Hershey and Lin Shaye alongside Wilson, who Wan has now worked with three times in a row: on Insidious, this, and Wan's other supernatural horror of the summer, The Conjuring. "Patrick's an awesome guy," Wan told us. "We really get along and he's a terrific actor. He always brings so much to his character that he makes my job very easy!"

Insidious: Chapter 2 is out in the UK on September 13. Steel yourselves for The Conjuring a month earlier on August 2. You can check out the trailer for that one right here.

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Once Upon a Time!!! L: Lord Fury Barbara Hershey is GILF. More

Posted by DogAteMyWookie at 13:06 on 11 June 2013 | Report This Post

I loved the first movie, looking forward to this!. Most people will be on edge of seat waiting for that 'demon over shoulder' moment!! which will make the tension worse!! nice More

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Posted by mytvisevil at 15:58 on 07 June 2013 | Report This Post

until I looked at the check for $8420, I have faith that my father in law woz like truly taking home money part time from their laptop.. there neighbor has been doing this 4 less than twenty months and just paid for the morgage on their house and bourt a great new Chrysler. this is where I went, IT OUT More

Posted by abby101 at 18:51 on 06 June 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Insidious Chapter 2- a worthy sequel
I can see what you mean, the third act did become a bit too over the top but I actually quite that, it seemed as though the film built up to that outlandishness, as opposed to something like Mirrors (2008), which just was pretty pathetic. More

Posted by JJB888 at 13:32 on 06 June 2013 | Report This Post

Barbara Hershey is GILF. More

Posted by Lord Fury at 10:57 on 06 June 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Insidious Chapter 2- a worthy sequel
L: JJB888 This looks genuinely brilliant, I loved the first one, Insidious Chapter 2 actually looks like all involved want it to be better/as good as the first. This is what a sequel should be, lets hope it lives up. I thought the first one was let down a little by a pretty ridiculous third act. For me it all started getting a bit silly from the moment the old woman put the gas mask on, and revealing the creepy demon is almost never a good idea. This being one of those times, when More

Posted by doubtlesswonder at 23:29 on 05 June 2013 | Report This Post

Insidious Chapter 2- a worthy sequel
This looks genuinely brilliant, I loved the first one, Insidious Chapter 2 actually looks like all involved want it to be better/as good as the first. This is what a sequel should be, lets hope it lives up. More

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