Insidious: Chapter 2
The Lambert family’s adventures in The Further aren’t over yet. Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne return as the haunted husband and wife who are fighting a villainous ghost for the future of their family. Lin Shaye, Ty Simpkins and Barbara Hershey co-star; James Wan directs. Read our full review here.
When Wan unveiled the trailer for Chapter 2 he spoke about how he was aiming to shake up this spooky sub genre with Insidious and its sequel. For more unexpected takes on the haunted house genre, check out these terrifying titles.
The Awakening (2011) For something fresh yet sharply old school, check out this Gothic horror story. Rebecca Hall fronts the British thriller set in England following World War I. It's a place thick with grief…but is it also haunted? Professional hoax buster Florence Cathcart (Hall) doesn’t think so, and has made it her quest to prove there’s no such thing as ghosts. But when she takes her scientific strategies to an all boys school, she finds her methods and mind are tested. Dominic West, and Imelda Stanton co-star; Nick Murphy directs.
The Innkeepers (2011) If you worked in a hotel rumored to be haunted, would you investigate? Of course you would. That’s what the overnight employees of the New England spook site The Yankee Pedlar attempt here. On the eve of the inn’s closing, the two decide to up their efforts to find evidence of Madeline O’Malley, the woman who hung herself after being ditched at the altar in 1800. But you know what they said about curiosity and the cat, right? Sara Paxton and Pat Healy star; Ti West directs.
My Amityville Horror (2012) Everyone knows about the horrors of the Amityville house, but none so well as Daniel Lutz. Thirteen months after Ronald DeFeo Jr. murdered his entire family in his Long Island home, the Lutz family moved in, and Daniel was just a boy. While the story of their haunting hit headlines, Daniel was fighting with his mother and stepfather. And in this documentary his side of the story is explored…and called into question. Eric Walter directs.