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Paranormal Specialists Return in ‘Insidious 2’


One of the more colorful and interesting characters in James Wan’s Poltergeist-esque Insidious was that of Specs and Tucker, played by Leigh Whannell and Angus Sampson respectively. In sort an obvious direction, Whannell, who is also the franchise writer, revealed that the two goofs with a ghost hunting viewfinder will be back in Insidious 2.

I can say that yes, my character will be seen in Insidious 2,” said Whannell to Dread. “It may probably bum a lot of people out, though, to hear this news. It’s part of the reason I don’t even read the internet message boards anymore; there was this hatred that spewed out from fans saying ‘I hated those guys! They sucked! They ruined the movie!’ so there will probably be a lot of people out there who will be disappointed to hear that the Specs and Tucker characters will be coming back. (laughs)

We talked to Whannell exclusively the day after the sequel was announced. Here’s what he had to say.

In the 2011 hit, Josh (Patrick Wilson) and Renai (Rose Byrne) make the terrifying discovery that the body of their comatose boy has become a magnet for malevolent entities, while his consciousness lies trapped in the dark and insidious realm known as The Further.



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