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Type of media Film

Approved Running time 105m 28s

Release date 13/09/2013

BBFCInsight Contains strong horror and sustained threat

Genre(s) Horror

Director(s) James Wan

Cast includes Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, Ty Simpkins

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 03/09/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

INSIDIOUS - CHAPTER 2 is a horror sequel about a haunted family who try to uncover a childhood secret that could prevent them being plagued by supernatural forces. It is rated 15 for strong horror and sustained threat.

Scenes of strong horror include scary jump moments as a character is seen wandering inside her haunted family house. The sudden appearance of spirits in these sequences is depicted with an unsettling tone and jarring sound. A character has to contend with spirits stalking her, making various sounds and also slapping her. She also experiences her baby going missing on more than one occasion. There are disturbing sequences of horror involving a child character. In one scene he is in bed with a tin can telephone that is being tugged at from inside his closet. As ghostly voices are heard from inside the closet, a scary looking female spirit bursts into the room.

There are also scenes of sustained threat, such as when a spirit mother threatens and abuses her young son, demanding that he call himself by a girls' name. A character also acts in a threatening manner towards his own family, as he tries to attack his wife by throwing a kitchen utensil at her and gets on top of her, calling her a 'miserable, ungrateful bitch'. He also tries to kill his son with a hammer, but is stopped from doing so.

Mild and moderate language includes 'shit' and 'bitch'.

No-one younger than 15 may see a 15 rated film in the cinema. No-one younger than 15 may rent or buy a 15 rated video or DVD.


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