First Look: Candles and The Kid in James Wan's 'Insidious: Chapter 2'

February 1, 2013

Insidious: Chapter 2

He's back! Playing the same eerie, possessed kid from James Wan's breakout indie horror hit Insidious, it's actor Ty Simpkins reprising his role as the young Dalton Lambert in the sequel. Yes, they always have to make a sequel to every successful horror film, especially this one. While the film already has an August release date later this year, production just got under way recently and director James Wan has been posting a bit of behind-the-scenes coverage of his twitter (@creepypuppet). His last tweet says, "You need lots of candles for hypnosis" with a tag indicating they're on Day 4 of 25, plus a great Instagram photo.

Here's the behind-the-scenes shot from James Wan's twitter. I think the photo speaks more than any words:

Insidious: Chapter 2 Photo

Insidious: Chapter 2 Photo

Not many details are known about the plot, which is being kept secret even as production is underway. James Wan is currently shooting Los Angeles, from another screenplay written by Leigh Whannell that follows-up where the first Insidious ends, after it turns out (spoiler) that Josh, played by Patrick Wilson, is also possessed. Wan has been posting a few other photos from the set since it started shooting earlier this week, including that shot of the house above. Most of the cast is returning, including Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne, as well as Ty Simpkins as their son, plus Barbara Hershey and even Lin Shaye. We'll see how all that works out. Keep following James Wan for updates before a late August 30th release this year.

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Reader Feedback - 6 Comments


Liked Insidious. I'm sure I'll like this as well.

OfficialJab on Feb 1, 2013


It might be super obvious, but why is the "si"in "insidious" colored red?

Mike P. on Feb 1, 2013


Insidious fell apart in the third act...hopefully it doesn't happen again.

Xerxexx on Feb 1, 2013


Seems routine anymore with horror, and I'm hoping your hopefully happens. Because Insidious really was a solid show up to that point.

quazimotto on Feb 2, 2013


Especially when that ghoul came at the wife in the bedroom...that was the best scare in the film.

Xerxexx on Feb 3, 2013


Loved Insidious, absolutely cannot wait for the second.

Kwaz on Feb 4, 2013

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