Insidious: Chapter II


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The mysterious door to the Further.

Caleb Beilstein, Writer

“Tiptoe, through the window, by the window, that is where I’ll be. Come tiptoe through the tulips with me.”

Scared yet? If so, Insidious: Chapter II may not be the movie for you. This intense sequel to the 2010 theatrical hit Insidious did not disappoint. If anything, the film surpassed all expectations, according to, on its way to making nearly 41 million dollars in its opening weekend debut.

James Wan, the famed director of The Conjuring, Insidious, and now Insidious: Chapter II, did a spectacular job, along with the cast he selected, to create one of the creepiest movies I have ever seen.

Insidious: Chapter II begins with a familiar scene from the first movie. Elise Reiner is called upon to help discover who, or what, is disturbing Lorraine Lambert’s young son, Josh. Elise hypnotizes Josh and persuades him to lead her to the “friend” that he has been seeing in his astral projection dreams.

Despite many warning and discouraging signals from Josh, Elise follows his instructions to find this friend. Upon being found, Josh’s “friend” attacks Elise, and she determines that this is no friend of anyone. Elise consults Lorraine and decides to use her hypnotic skills to make Josh forget his astral projection abilities.

A quarter of the century later, Josh’s wife, Renai Lambert (played by Rose Byrne), is being interrogated by the police about the murder of Elise Reiner. Her husband is the prime suspect. Renai, disturbed by the possibility, relocates with her family to Lorraine’s house.

Suddenly, Renai begins to witness strange occurrences throughout the house, such as moving toys, the piano playing by itself, and even a mysterious woman. As Josh (played by Patrick Wilson) begins to show up around the woman all the time, she begins to wonder if Josh was followed and inhabited through the Further–which is like the doorway to another dimension–by the ghostly creature that continues to haunt her.

“ [It was] fast paced, intensely terrifying,” Trey Sherrod, junior at Bob Jones, ensures. ” [It was the] best movie I have seen in a very long time. Well worth the money.”

Bob Jones senior Emily Orlock agrees. “The entire theater was screaming at some times and then cheering at others. It was as if we journeyed through the Further together.”

But questions still remain. Was Josh Lambert being controlled by a demon? Will it tear the Lambert family apart? Can anyone survive the wrath of this mysterious soul and what does it want from the Lamberts? In order to find out, I insist you see the movie.