Insidious Chapter 2 Blu-ray Review – 2013 Worthy Sequel?

Having just looked at the first of the Insidious films it’s now time to see where the story takes us in the next instalment which is also directed be James Wan.  So without further ado here’s my Insidious Chapter 2 Blu-ray Review.

  • Insidious Chapter 2 (2013)
  • UK Rating 15
  • Discs: 1
  • Released By Entertainment One
  • Blu-ray Released: 6 January 2014


The story follows straight on from the ending of the first film and sees the story focus on whether or not Josh Lambert killed Elise Ranier.  Is he even Josh or merely a demonic presence?

Style / Direction

As with the first film the feel is distinctly strange and surreal with an unnerving quality with the house still playing a key role.  Overall I’d have to say it’s a well shot horror film.

Insidious Chapter 2 was directed by James Wan, with the cinematography being handled by John R. Leonetti.

Music / Audio Effects

If you liked the score from the first film then it’s more of the same as it produces an incredibly uncomfortable feeling using a combination string instruments along with many other sound effects.

The music in the film is provided by Joseph Bishara.

Acting / Characters

Decent performances all round without any outstanding ones.

Conclusion: Insidious Chapter 2 (2013) Film Review

Insidious Chapter 2 feels slightly more confusing than the first film which seems to be a deliberate choice by the filmmakers.  That said if you liked the first movie then there is still plenty to enjoy in the sequel. Expect plenty of half seen apparitions and jump scares.

Overall this is a decent horror film worth seeing only if you have watched the first one.

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Conclusion: Insidious Chapter 2 Blu-ray Review

Clearly the picture quality is not an issue being a 2010 released film so I’ll move on to the extras. Overall a thoroughly interesting look at the behind the scenes making of Insidious Chapter 2.


  • Peripheral Vision: Behind The Scenes (15 mins)
  • Ghostly Transformation (7 mins)
  • Leigh Whannell’s Insidious Journal (8 mins)
  • The Haunting of Insidious 2 (9 mins)
  • Work in Progress: On set Q&A (24 mins)
  • Spectral Sightings Webisodes

Popcorn Cinema Rating: Insidious Chapter 2 (2013)





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Insidious Chapter 2 blu-ray review

Insidious Chapter 2 (2013) Trailer

For those of you yet to see the film I’ll leave you with a little taster…

Clip may not be representative of the blu-ray version

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Summary: Insidious Chapter 2 (2013) Blu-ray Review
Insidious Chapter 2 Blu-ray Review (2013)

Movie title: Insidious Chapter 2 (2013)

Duration: 106 mins

Director(s): James Wan

Actor(s): Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Lin Shaye, Ty Simpkins

Genre: Horror

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A pretty decent horror and follow-up to the first Insidious film.