First Trailer for INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 2

I was, for lack of a better word, pissed when they quickly announced a sequel to the surprise hit Insidious in 2011. It was a great little horror film that didn't necessarily need a sequel and the purpose of making one was clearly only for the reason of making a profit. Since, we haven't heard much about the sequel and I was generally surprised to see that director James Wan was able to return as quick as the studios wanted him to have this one out due to the fact he also made July's much-raved about The Conjuring (though that film was supposed come out in January, but was pushed back to the middle of summer due to great early reception). With the premiere of the first trailer it was also nice to find out that there was a reason for the use of "chapter" in the title as this second film picks up right where the first left off and is an actual continuation of the same story and that the entire cast is back for this sequel. While the trailer seems to bring back all the aspects that made the first film a genuinely frightening theater experience it doesn't give off the creepy vibe that accompanied the first trailer for The Conjuring. Wan seems intent to keep the same atmosphere in place around this film and make it very much a companion piece to the first film which is promising to those of us who have doubts the film should even exist, but it is comforting to know that besides a likely larger budget the production seems to have followed the path of the first film (they shot this film in 26 days and the first in 21) but my concern lies with how quick the script was completed. If the story was as rushed then we may see some issues. Wan has also said though that he always had another storyline for the Lambert family if the first film did well and I just hope he and his team were able to pick up from the already high stakes the end of the first film left us with and run with them. The film stars Ty Simpkins, Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, and Lin Shaye. Insidious: Chapter 2 opens on September 13th. Hit the jump to check out the trailer and a few stills.


Synopsis: The famed horror team of director James Wan and writer Leigh Whannell reunite with the original cast of Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Barbara Hershey and Ty Simpkins in INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2, a terrifying sequel to the acclaimed horror film, which follows the haunted Lambert family as they seek to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.