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Insidious: Chapter 2 [2013] [PG-13] - 1.6.4



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Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

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A family appears to be haunted by evil spirits and must figure out a way to rid themselves of the demons before it's too late. With Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Lin Shaye, Steve Coulter, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, Andrew Astor and Barbara Hershey. Directed by James Wan. [1:45]

SEX/NUDITY 1 - A husband and his wife kiss. A husband and his wife argue and then hug.
 A man is shown putting on makeup and dressing in a women's dress, with a veil. We see a boy dressed in girl's clothing and wearing a wig in a few scenes. A spirit is shown shirtless and we see his bare chest and abdomen.

VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - A woman is shown motionless seated in a chair and we understand that she is dead; we later see a photo of large bloody wounds on her neck. We see a woman tied up and gagged and a man with a large knife approaches her as she screams (we do not see an attack but we understand that he killed her).
 A man with a knife lunges toward a man and they fight, the second man hits the first with a baseball bat and tries to inject him with a sedative, another man enters the room and is thrown into a fireplace mantel (he is shown unconscious on the floor) and a fourth man enters the room, fights with the first man and is injected with the sedative (he falls unconscious on top of the third man whose head is then slammed onto the floor).
 A woman yells at her young son and forces him to say that his name is Marilyn after slapping him hard across the face (no bruise is evident). A ghost appears in front of a woman and it slaps her hard across the face throwing her into a table that splinters and she falls unconscious (no blood shown). A man chases two women through a house; they hide in a room and slam his hand in a door (we see a cut on the back of his hand and he screams); he locks one woman in a room and continues to chase the other who hits him with a pot repeatedly, then runs away and he throws a kettle at her (she falls to the floor); he straddles her and chokes her until he is hit in the back with a baseball bat. A woman with a hammer hits a man several times and he throws her on the floor. A woman beats another woman with a rocking chair (we do not see the result).
 A man sees another man (a spirit with decaying skin on his face and with pointed teeth) in his house and he understands that he is going to harm his young child; the man's wife sees the spirit in the nursery and screams.
 A spirit rushes out of a closet in a young boy's room and we see her decayed face as she tries to speak, several other spirits gather around the boy's bed and jump on top of him trying to grab him and he holds a sheet over himself and we see the sheet slashed later (the boy is frightened but unharmed). Many doors in a house close and lock themselves while four people are inside the house. A woman speaks to an unresponsive young woman and reacts to something behind the young woman (the woman is frightened, but we don't see what she is seeing).
 We hear scratching and then knocking behind a book case and when two men move the book case they react to a smell coming from a hidden room (they gag and cough and one sounds like he might be vomiting but we see no goo); when they enter the room they find many bodies covered with sheets (we see decayed flesh on the hands of the dead and the sheets are stained with blood and decay) and the sheets are pulled off the bodies later and we see their decayed faces.
 A sick man labeled "unresponsive" sits up abruptly in his hospital bed and tries to strangle a young boy. A chandelier falls from a ceiling and nearly crushes a man and a woman (they are unharmed).
 A woman sees a spirit floating in her house, she chases it, and she then hears it singing in her baby's room and hears the baby crying; the woman goes to get the baby, but the door is locked (we hear a woman's voice inside the nursery, we hear a slap and hear the baby crying), and the woman on the outside pounds on the door until it opens (the baby is not there). A man is frightened when he sees the face of a man painted with white paint and bright read lipstick as he cackles and laughs maniacally. A young boy tells a woman "there's someone standing behind you" and she walks through her dark house looking for it until a children's toy startles her when it stats to play music; she is frightened when she sees what she thinks is a spirit moving in the next room (we see a woman with a long skirt floating behind her). A woman wakes up screaming and thrashing after being knocked out by a spirit. A woman walks through a dark house and into a children's room where she looks under a bed and then hears the closet doors open; she walks toward the open doors and reaches through the hanging clothing, then shrieks and pulls out her arm that has been cut (we see a bloody wound on her arm). A door in a house opens by itself and two men go to investigate; one man walks into a dark room and we hear him stumble and exclaim (he is shown holding his hand over his crotch). We watch a video that shows a young boy talking about his encounters with evil spirits and he points to a door that appears to open by itself (we see this video in several scenes). A woman hears a piano playing, goes to investigate and finds a radio playing; she leaves and hears the piano playing again, but when she goes back to investigate there is still no one there; she then hears her baby crying and rushes to the nursery where she finds the baby out of her crib and on the floor crying (no injuries are evident). Two men stand in a dark room when several rocking horses start to rock and they hear a voice in the darkness say, "This is my room"; when they turn around they see a young girl sitting on the bed and she says, "If she sees you she will make me kill you" and they run away. A boy hears a voice through a can and string phone that says, "I have to show you something." Many spirits swarm two men and the scene ends (they are shown unharmed later).
 A man pulls a bloody tooth out of his mouth. A man finds a bloody tooth on a rug and distracts the owner while he picks it up. We see a man's face has aged and he is turning gray. We see photographs of a young boy and there are images of "ghosts" near and around him in each photo.
 A nurse talks about a patient having jumped to his death and that he tried to "castrate" himself. A man tells another man, "He's got your baby" several times and points to a house. Four people try to communicate with a dead woman and they ask, "Who killed you?" and she replies by spelling words out on lettered die that "She did." A man screams for help while pounding on a piano. A man squeezes his head and yells, "Get out of my head." A husband and his wife argue in several scenes. A young boy describes a dream that he had and that he sees himself sleeping in bed and that he is not alone; he goes on to say that "She's here" and "She's a friend." A woman talks about her son and says, "One morning, he wouldn't wake up." A man in a bathroom says, "I wanna live" and we hear another voice saying, "Only if you kill her." Words on a drawing read, "Last night I watched myself sleep and then I flew away." A man and a woman talk about their young son and say that "Something is following him" and another man says, "There's something in this house." A woman tells a man, "Things tend to happen when it gets dark." A young boy says, "I have bad dreams sometimes." A woman talks about helping a boy to "forget his abilities." A woman talks about "strange things happening in her house." We see a headline that reads "Bride in Black." A man says, "She sent me to a place that still haunts my dreams. We hear that a man would dress like a woman and wear a veil when he committed murders.
 Four people search through a dark and abandoned hospital for clues to a killer. A man breaks a window using a hammer and he and three other people enter the abandoned house and walk through looking for clues. We hear that a young boy has been in a coma for some time and then woke up.
 Haunting music plays with the opening and closing credits.

PROFANITY 4 - 2 scatological terms, 1 anatomical term, 2 mild obscenities, name-calling (malignant parasite, evil, girlie, miserable, ungrateful, mother of death), 1 religious profanity (GD), 8 religious exclamations (e.g. Oh My God, Oh God, Jesus). [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A woman takes a pill from a prescription vial.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Fear, supernatural occurrences, evil, murder, domineering mothers, sexual identity, mental illness, ghosts, demons.

MESSAGE - Some things are best forgotten.

Special Keywords: S1 - V6 - P4 - MPAAPG-13

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