INSIDIOUS 2 (James Wan/2013 ) Available on DVD & Blu-ray 6th January 2014.


Directed by: James Wan / Starring: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey.

James Wan’s horror sequel Insidious: Chapter 2 continues directly after the events of Chapter 1.The Lambert family try to uncover the mysteries behind the buried childhood secret responsible for the Supernatural possession and hauntings directed at the family and the house itself. Insidious 2’s highly anticipated arrival on Blu-ray early next year follows soon after the Blu-ray release of Wans’ The Conjuring.


2013 was the year of the James Wan Scare Machine, following releases of both The Conjuring and Insidious 2 theatrically.Wan is a jump master, much maligned for throwing everything at an audience to create a jump.Wan really knows how to ramp up the tension preceding a jump scene.The Conjuring is a perfect example of this.Undoubtedly the horror hit of 2013 closely followed by Adam Wingard’s Your’e Next, The Conjuring cheats on the scare scale by physicalizing the appearance of its spectres to increase the jump value: Clapping hands, visual depictions of hanging victims etc.That aside, both The Conjuring and Insidious 2 are two perfect examples of how to scare the crap out of a paying and willing audience.