Insidious is one of the best horror films of the past few years, and while some viewers feel the comedic elements in the second half mess with the tone too much the film’s only real failure comes in the final minute. If you’ve seen it you know exactly what I’m talking about.
The events of those last 60 seconds seemed to preclude the possibility of a sequel, but director James Wan and writer Leigh Whannell apparently think otherwise. The follow-up sees the Lambert family moving on only to discover their nightmare isn’t over. Most of the cast is back along with a new medium who they hope can identify and eliminate the source of their haunting.
Turn off the lights, wrap yourself tight in a warm blanket, and take a peek at the trailer for Insidious: Chapter 2.
Goddamn you Tiny Tim, goddamn you.
Wan’s original used loud musical cues (similar to the one at the end of this trailer) at times to unsettle viewers, but the film’s strength is in its quieter moments with some incredibly creepy visuals. This new trailer shows that trend continuing, and as long as they can stick the landing this time Insidious: Chapter 2 may just be the scariest horror film of the year. (Although Wan’s other 2013 release, The Conjuring, is its only real competition.)
Insidious: Chapter 2 starts haunting theaters on September 13th, 2013.