By Emily Garrison
I’m back in full force with one of the most anticipated horror films this year! Insidious:Chapter 2 was released Friday the 13th folks!
However, before I go into the film and such, I want to congratulate the marketing team on this one. By showing a “double feature” of Insidious and Insidious: Chapter 2, movie goers are taken back to the old days of a “Friday night double feature” and I encourage all of you to attend one.
James Wan has already done well this year with The Conjuring and continues with the Insidious saga! His style of modernized throwback horror has paved the way for his success. Through intense music and interesting visuals, he creates terrifying situations and horrific nightmares.
Now I will say, going into this I was very skeptical because with *SPOILER ALERT* dead characters coming back, the plot seeming the same yet and the main characters acknowledging previous events from Insidious, I was confused how they were going to, frankly, keep the audience entertained… they did NOT fail.Flashbacks and intertwining plots keep this film entertaining and unique, however predictable it seemed.
With an interesting twist on the “bad guy” to the warm welcome of Elise the audience is taken for a ride. Now yes, the jokes were predictable, with the exception of the scene involving a safe word , and yes some of the plot was just plain weird and unexplained. But as a whole this film delights on all levels.I don’t want to divulge too much, but some of the scares worked really well and some were reminiscent of either the prequel or The Conjuring (we can all agree that wardrobes are terrible and children’s toys are always possessed). If you’re looking to have fun and get scared; I recommend this film.
And if you have high expectations for this movie then here is my advice: Don’t. Don’t expect anything for horror films. If you go in with an open mind and let yourself go just enough…… you might have fun.Be sure to check back next week. From b-movies to opening weekend blockbusters we are talking about them all.