33. Insidious Chapter 2
Director: James Wan
Stars: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Lin Shaye, Ty Simpkins, Leigh Whannell, Andrew Astor
Release Date: August 30
Out of nowhere, Saw director James Wan's Insidious debuted in April 2011 on a minimal budget ($1.5 million) and went on to become the year's most profitable movie (making $54 million domestically). And, for once, a financially successful, mainstream horror flick was actually good. Rather, excellent.
Hence, Insidious Chapter 2 is that rare scary movie sequel that's legitimately desired, even if we're not entirely sure how Wan and screenwriter Leigh Whannell will manage to continue the story of The Further since, you know, the first movie's characters didn't exactly go out with smiles. Whatever the filmmakers have cooked up, though, must be solid—the entire cast of Insidious is back, and stars Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne aren't the mindlessly paycheck-collecting types.