Jeremy of The Daily Rotation wrote, "James Wan's Insidious Chapter 2 is that rare horror sequel that actually has something to say. Most sequels, especially horror, tend to get rushed into production after the success of the first film. This usually causes the plot to be thin and the general overall purpose of the film to only be a cash grab or shallow horror experience, full of cheap scares and not much of anything else. But Insidious Chapter 2 goes boldly were very few horror sequels go and the result is something that's both similar to the first film and yet drastically different. It continues the story and takes the characters in a brand-new direction. James Wan's Insidious Chapter 2 is in-your-face horror that's scary and intelligently written."