Box art for Insidious: Chapter 2

Insidious: Chapter 2

horror, thrillers

The terrifying sequel to Insidious, follows the haunted Lambert family as they seek to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 15
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Positive messages
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Horror sequel brings more of the same creepy scares.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that Insidious: Chapter 2 is the sequel to 2011's terrifying horror hit Insidious, featuring many of the same characters in similar situations. Like the original, there's little or no gore, sex, or language (a couple of uses of "s--t," plus "goddamn," "hell," etc.), but you can definitely expect a lot of very scary, disturbing, and shocking imagery, as well as some fighting (characters bash each other with household objects). The main young boy isn't separated from his parents in this film, but he is shown to be in danger. Bottom line? If you're not a veteran horror fan, this is the stuff nightmares are made of.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about Insidious: Chapter 2's violence. How much blood and gore is shown? Do you need that stuff to make a "horror" movie?
  • Is the movie scary? How does it compare to other scary movies you've seen?
  • What's the general appeal of horror movies? How is this ghost story different from a movie about, say, a serial killer?
  • How does Insidious: Chapter 2 compare to the original Insidious?