Insidious: Chapter 2

Ghost-fighting and another visit to The Further - an astral plane between the world of the living and Paradise - take up the running time in this not particularly scary sequel to the 2011 original. Director James Wan, who shares writing credits with Leigh Whannell, continues the saga of the Lambert family (chiefly dad Patrick Wilson and son Ty Simpkins). This time, the clan tangles with two threatening spirits: a deceased serial killer (played by various actors and stunt people) and his messed-up mom (Danielle Bisutti).

Watch out for: Physical violence, intense scenes involving children, fleeting profane and crude language.

Rated: A-III, adults; MPAA: PG-13, parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

© Arlington Catholic Herald 2013