(2013) (Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne) (PG-13)
- QUICK TAKE:
- Horror: After rescuing their seemingly comatose son who had astral-projected himself into another dimension, a family discovers that a spirit they previously encountered is not done with them yet.
- Recently, Josh (PATRICK WILSON) and Renai (ROSE BYRNE) moved into a new home with their three kids, an infant and preteen brothers Dalton (TY SIMPKINS) and Foster (ANDREW ASTOR). When Dalton fell and ended up in a coma, strange and spooky things started happening around the house, while Josh's mother, Lorraine (BARBARA HERSHEY), had nightmares and terrifying visions about Dalton.
That led to Renai hiring medium Elise Reiner (LIN SHAYE) and her team of paranormal investigators, Tucker (ANGUS SAMPSON) and Specs (LEIGH WHANNELL) to check out the house. They discovered that Dalton wasn't actually in a coma but had astral-projected himself into another dimension known as "The Further" where otherworldly beings, spirits and a demon wanted his physical body. With their help, Josh -- who turned out also to have a past history of entering that other dimension -- went there and rescued his son. All of that, however, resulted in Elise's death.
With the family reunited, they're now living with Lorraine, but the spooky stuff starts happening again. While Renai increasingly freaks out with each occurrence that includes repeated views of a woman in a long dress, Josh tries to remain calm, reminding her that those spirits can't harm them if they manage to ignore them.
At the same time, Tucker and Specs manage to stumble upon an old tape from the 1980s that shows Elise and her paranormal investigator partner, Carl (STEVE COULTER), trying to help Josh as a boy deal with the same sort of thing Dalton is experiencing. That eventually leads to them, now joined by Carl, trying to get to the bottom of what's occurring with the family, all as the terrifying events keep intensifying.
- WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
- If they're fans of the first film or "haunted house" movies in general, they'll probably have some interest.
- WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
- For intense sequences of terror and violence, and thematic elements.
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