So here we go again. “From the makers of Paranormal Activity“. As introductory legends go, it’s up there with “Based on a true story” for ability to make me sigh and roll my eyes like the weary old cynic I am.
Insidious: Chapter 2 is also from the makers of The Conjuring — which I haven’t seen, but is going to have to be fairly outstanding to blot out the stain of the Paranormal Activity behemoth — and, of course, Insidious.
I did actually see the first film, and had fairly mixed feelings about it. On the one hand, it built tension quickly and effectively with some neat tricks involving suggestion only of the big bad. It then went and spoilt it all by forgetting that subtlety in a sequence I tend to think of as “escape from wacky warehouse”.
So did the sequel do a better job?