The sequel to Insidious, the movie that had you believing in out-of-body experiences and astral projection into a land of lost souls, is being released in theaters tomorrow, Friday the 13th. Just in case haunted houses and eerie demons aren’t enough incentive for you to go see this one in theaters, here are 5 reasons you should go see Insidious: Chapter 2.
1. You loved the Paranormal Activity & Saw movies, along with The Conjuring and The Purge. Insidious: Chapter 2 is produced by Jason Blum (producer of the Paranormal Activity franchise), directed by James Wan (director of The Conjuring), and written by Leigh Whannel (producer and writer of the Saw franchise, respectively). These talented dudes have experience in creating films that are just the right amount of creepy to keep you on edge for just a few days, but won’t quite scar you for life… hopefully. If you find thrill in unsettling scenarios, suspenseful plot lines, and appearances of the supernatural, then by all means go see Insidious: Chapter 2.
2. To learn survival skills. Everyone does it. While watching a film, we almost always think about what we would do in the situation. We think about better places to hide than the girl in the movie who always seems to choose THE WORST SPOT, how to avoid dropping our car keys while running, getting to know the town priest on a first name basis in case we need him on call for an exorcism. Watching horror movies gets our brains working in survival mode which I find pretty valuable because…you never know what can happen.
3. It’s the perfect excuse to cuddle with someone. It’s a proven fact (according to me) that the easiest way to make a move on someone is to take them to see a movie. In a theater, the absence of lighting sets the mood without you having to do anything and gives you the green light to grab a hand for holding. But going to see a scary movie, now that’s an automatic invitation into someone’s personal space. It’s a natural arm-over-shoulder or head-nestled-into-chest situation, no questions asked. There are plenty of opportunities in Insidious: Chapter 2 to get real close, so be strategic in your planning. In other words, do not take your brother to see this film because that is a pathetic waste of a golden opportunity.
4. It will make you feel a whole lot better about your own crazy family. If you’re embarrassed by the members of your family, trust me when I say you are not alone; we’re all a little dysfunctional. Any time the whole family gets together is a scary time. You never know when your menopausal aunt might say something uncalled for or what stunts your straight-edge cousin might pull on the family like last Christmas when he passed out demo CDs of his post-hardcore/electronica band. BUT at least you can say the souls of all your family members are still intact (except for that one uncle who might not actually have a soul) and your daily struggles do not include fighting off an evil demon woman who enjoys haunting your family. Makes having to deal with your family’s shenanigans a little bit easier, right?
5. It’s Friday the 13th. Do we even have to explain this one? Probably the best day (excluding Halloween) to watch a horror movie.
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This post is sponsored by Insidious: Chapter 2.