Insidious: Chapter 2 – What You Need To Know
Horror jump-a-thon Insidious: Chapter 2 hits DVD shelves on Monday (January 6), here's what you need to know about the new flick.
What's the background?
The first instalment of Insidious proved to be a huge hit, costing a mere $1.5 million to make and raking in almost $100 million in box office receipts, meaning it was no surprise when a sequel emerged this summer.
This cost a little more, $5 million (roughly the catering budget of many of this summer's big blockbusters), and took well over $160 million, making it another gigantic success.
Horror sells folks, but you knew that already right?
Who's in it?
Both Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne return for the sequel as couple Josh and Renai Lambert does Barbara Hershey as Josh's mother Lorraine; they are joined by new recruits Michael Beach and J. LaRose, but the core cast remains much the same.
What's the plot?
After the traumatic events of the first film have come to an end, Renai Lambert (Byrne) is being investigated by the police about the supernatural goings-on that took place. While the house is being investigated, the family are forced to move to another old house (you think they'd have learned by now right?), this time the house is owned by Josh's (Wilson) mother Lorraine (Hershey) and proves to be just as haunted. From there, things only get worse…
Does it deliver?
Absolutely. Insidious: Chapter 2 retained the creepy feel of the first instalment, but upped the ante to a whole new level. With the box office power of this franchise already well established, it's pretty safe to say that you can expect to see Insidious 3 sooner rather than later.
Insidious: Chapter 2 is released on DVD & Blu-ray in hmv stores on Monday (January 6).