Will you ‘tip toe’ on out of the movie theatre? An ‘Insidious 2’ review

Megan Kaiser-Staff Writer

Personally, I am not someone who handles films like this well. At one point in my life, The Mummy was the top scary movie on my very short horror list. That is pathetic.

I was that goon that would not let any limb hang off the bed at night or that would continue to lay there in the dark even though I thought my bladder was going to implode. There was no way that I was going to walk around in the dark.

So one would think that I probably never went and saw Insidious 2, right?


I saw Insidious two years ago and after that movie I decided that I would never dream again. Then last week I found myself sitting in the theatre surrounded by college students and good company of the like, waiting for that creepy soundtrack that does not disappoint. Eerie violins and that freakish song that talks about ‘tip-toeing through the tulips’. Make that song your morning alarm.

Go ahead, I dare you.

For those of you that have absolutely no idea what Insidious is even about, there is a young boy named Dalton, who is able to leave his physical body and travel with his spiritual body into a place called “The Further.”

In English, it’s like one big coma dream. Josh, his Father, goes out to save him, and in the process of saving him, something follows Josh back in the real world and, in a sense, possesses him. The sequel is all about Josh and his childhood connections to this place called “The Further” and what is spiritually possessing him.

I’m a panz. I am admitting it here and now. Pushing that aside though, I was not that scared in all honesty. I mean, don’t get me wrong. There are plenty of scenes where you jump and your heart starts to race. I do this thing where I squint my eyes so I can’t completely tell what is going on, but I did that like, once in this film.

Instead of being scared beyond all belief, I actually laughed in this movie.  The two-goony Ghostbuster dudes killed me every time they were on screen. There were a couple of scenes where I let a good giggle go, but I don’t want to ruin those scenes for you.

Overall, I enjoyed the movie. The beginning took a bit too long to set up, but I was able to sleep without a problem that night. That’s a solid win in my book. The movie wasn’t utterly scary. It encompassed the right amount of horror, if that makes any sense.  It was pretty rad how it all came together in the end. In my mind, the plot is fairly sturdy. Sturdy like a good shed.

If I had to give it a rating, I would give it a 3 out of 5. Will you want to ‘tip toe’ out during the movie? Nah. I’d say it’s definitely worth the 8 bucks, or whatever movie tickets even are anymore. The bigger question here is, is it better than Sharknado? I don’t know man, what could top a tornado of sharks? Maybe someone getting railed in the head with a teapot…

I’ve given away too much.

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