Why is Insidious: Chapter 2 rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: Insidious: Chapter 2 is rated PG-13 for for intense sequences of terror and violence, and thematic elements.
Violence: WARNING—Information contains plot spoilers: A possessed man seriously assaults a woman and attempts to murder her—a child that witnesses the incident runs for cover. A man is seen with a large knife and is poised to kill a child. A young boy is seen in a dress and wig, when he removes the wig his mother screams at him and demands that he accept a female name and identity. A room full of female corpses is discovered, all of which were murder victims. Dialog mentions a man attempting to castrate himself. Men fight with a knife and a hypodermic needle containing tranquilizer; by the end a man is stabbed and another shot with the needle. A man removes a bloody tooth from his mouth. A dead woman is seen sitting in a chair with a horrified look on her face. Many “jump” scenes are included that intend to frighten with visuals and/or sounds.
Sexual Content: None noted.
Language: A single scatological term, a couple of terms of Christian deity and a few other mild profanities are used.
Alcohol / Drug Use: A hypodermic needle containing medical tranquilizer becomes an unintended weapon.