"INSIDIOUS 2" from FilmDistrict opens Fri., Sept. 13, 2013.
STARRING: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Barbara Hershey and Lin Shaye.
DIRECTOR: James Wan ("Insidious", "Saw", "The Conjuring")
The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world. (The rest of this clever and intricate plot has been kept secret by the director, cast and crew--all of whom know that the secret is the possibility of a second sequel.).
Here's the burning question: Why is this predictable junk considered scary? In this high-tech, self-centered world of instant gratification, even toddlers have seen scarier stuff than this. The only films lamer than this (and its prequel) are any films made by M. Night Shamoly (Shyamalan) or whatever his name is. These films are insulting to true horror fans.
The reason? Most of the scares fall into the category of the obvious sight/sound gag--i.e., shadows in the background, extra faces in the mirror, strange noises that turn out to be the cat or a family member, etc. It's all been done a million times dating back to the 1950s. It's not scary. What is scary is that this film will probably make money. That, too, is insidious.