Why We Might See a Sequel to ‘Insidious: Chapter 2’

Jason McDonald

With the latest ‘Insidious’ prequel installment in theaters I’ve seen more than a handful of comments referencing the cliffhanger “Insidious: Chapter 2” left us with.  Now, before I get into further details, I have to say that this post will be getting into spoilers for all of the “Insidious” films including “Insidious: The Last Key.”  SO, if you haven’t seen the latest movie and don’t want spoilers, AVOID THIS POST! Alright, with that being said, let’s get into it.

Okay, if you don’t remember how “Insidious: Chapter 2” ended let me give you a refresher. In “Insidious” Elise meets a grisly fate and dies at the very end and that leaves her as a spirit for “Insidious: Chapter 2.”  By the end of the film she’s still working with her assistants Specs and Tucker, but they can’t see her.  At the very end we see the trio responding to a new case after the issues with the Lamberts are resolved.  As the film ends we see ghost Elise attempting to comfort a young girl, before being startled by an unseen presence. You can see it for yourself below.

So naturally everyone wants to know: what the hell does Elise see at the end of that clip?! A popular theory is that it’s the Lipstick Demon, who plagued the Lambert family.  Whatever it was, we never found out as the next film in the franchise, “Insidious: Chapter 3,” is a prequel and the subsequent film “Insidious: The Last Key” is as well.  So will we ever find out what was going on at the end of Chapter 2?

Well, in 2015 I got the chance to talk to series writer and star Leigh Whannell about the possibility of revisiting the end of “Chapter 2” and here’s what he had to say:

It could be explored in the future.  I kind of never the liked the idea of the film being about Lin (Elise) as a ghost.  It could’ve gotten a bit silly if it’s just Specs and Tucker going ‘I think she’s here with us.’  And we have her behind us.  I like the idea of going back in time, cause I wanted Lin’s character to be alive.  And that’s what we did. I think a lot of people go ‘Prequel?! But I want to find out what happened at the end of the second film!’ And I really think that desire to find out about the second film goes away, because when you watch the film it just sucks you into this whole new universe.  And that’s been our experience testing the film

So, yeah, sounds like they were more interested in having films focused on a living Elise than a dead one.  And it makes sense since no one else can talk to Elise.  After all, in the film series she has been the only willing adult with the gift to talk to spirits.  That was… until the most recent film. (Spoilers for The Last Key ahead).

In “The Last Key” we learn that Elise’s niece has the same ability as her and can communicate with the dead.  Seems like an interesting revelation that would come in handy for a paranormal team in dire need of a medium.  Here’s my theory!

So if a sequel to “Insidious: Chapter 2” picks up where the movie ended, we could see that Specs and Tucker are in way over their heads and the inability to coordinate with Elise on this crazy new spirit forces them to seek an outside consultant.  One of them suggests recruiting Elise’s niece as she has experience with the Further and ghosts and is, most importantly, an adult with a connection to Elise.  The film could then set her up as the new lead for Specs and Tucker and would give Elise the proper send off as she no longer needs to hang around and protect them now that the niece is doing it.

So, what do you think? Does it sound plausible?  Would you still want to see a sequel to Chapter 2? Let us know below.


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      1. Mark January 8, 2018 at 3:41 am

        I thought the same thing when I watched the latest sequel. Now with the Niece we can go back to the end of part two and have that story unfold. I would be totally up for that as the next movie.

      2. Martin Hieber February 24, 2018 at 9:49 pm

        I really hope that something along those lines happens. It was my immediate thought after seeing Insidious 4. Honestly, Insidious 3 was a nice surprise and I liked the direction that the series took with a prequel. Yet, Insidious 4 seemed a little played out, I was ready for the sequel to follow-up on the premise of ghost Elise from Part 2. It was still an enjoyable film none the less. If there is a follow-up sequel to Insidious 2, I would be extremely excited, so much so as when I heard there was going to be a sequel to the original film. This needs to happen!

      3. Willie Bryant April 8, 2018 at 5:12 am

        It needs to be a sequel to chapter 2. They have covered everything else in the movies. So if the leave the storyline at the end uncharted it sould seem as if they made a huge mistake. The series as of now is the best ever in my opinion. If they make a sequel to tie up that loose end then no mistakes will have been made. Plus the movies are so good that everyone would love for there to be a fifth one. I know i would.

      4. Ashley H April 17, 2018 at 4:44 am

        The fifth one needs to be where Chapter 2 ended, especially since how the fourth one by ended. Maybe that’s their plans since the neice can do it as well. I love these movies, but I want to know what startled Elise.

      5. emy June 8, 2018 at 5:42 pm

        Hell ya I be up for that I’m a huge fan of the movies, I pray they do the movie continuing insidious 2 big fan fan here is waiting for it to be continued

      6. Samantha Merrill June 23, 2018 at 10:17 pm

        I only watched 3 & 4 to find out what the hell she saw.. I just finished them all and Im pissed off

      7. Lorna Stirling August 20, 2018 at 12:08 am

        I want to see Elise back I like her character even as a spirit helping Tucker and Specs.

      8. Steven Kirkendall September 18, 2018 at 9:19 am

        Good theory but your wrong on one part. You said It wasn’t til Insidious: The Last Key that there was the Niece that could see the ghost. She is the only other one to have experience with the further which is true especially with Dalton and his father are without there ability to Astral Project(even though they can get it back any given time if they needed/wanted It back. But I doubt the producers will go that route… you never know though). The part that you are wrong is that there is one other person that could see ghosts, she is that little girl at the end of Insidious Chapter 2….. she was the only one that could see Elise. The only problem with that is she is inexperienced and possibly never been to the Further. But it does get me curious on what she actually saw. I personally don’t think it is the Lipstick Demon and probably something more sinister and behind the scene since the beginning. But again I could be wrong. Either way I am so looking forward to see how it all turns out in the end.

      9. Silverbanshee October 19, 2018 at 7:50 am

        Either end the series or bring back spirit Elise to answer the unfinished question at the end of Chapter 2. I’m really not interested in the niece. Elise made the series. Replacing her would be a mistake, and there’s nothing left to say in prequels without straining the series to the breaking point.