The spirit of William Castle is alive. News has recently come in that Insidious: The Last Key will be the first feature from Sony to use touch and feel technology that will allow “creepy sensations to invade viewers’ bodies” when they are watching the film. Says Sal Ladestro, EVP, marketing for Sony on the new tech:
“The haptic immersive experience takes the filmgoer to the next level in literally feeling the visceral sensations of the frights and thrills of the film. The haptic technology is a specially-designed vest that provides tactile sensations on the body that are concurrent with the narrative of the film.”
The new technology will be tested out at CineAsia and AMC Pacific Place multiplexes, where punters can choose to watch the entire film with the vest on, or just a 15-minute segment with it off. Then Sony will begin negotiations with major exhibitors to bring the technology to other parts of the U.S. come the film’s January release date. No news about this also happening in the UK yet, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it gets here eventually.
Parapsychologist Elise Rainier and her team travel to Five Keys, N.M., to investigate a man’s claim of a haunting. Terror soon strikes when Rainier realizes that the house he lives in was her family’s old home.
Insidious: The Last Key is directed by Adam Robitel from a script by Leigh Whannell, and stars Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell, Josh Stewart, Caitlin Gerard, Kirk Acevedo, Javier Botet, Bruce Davison, Spencer Locke, Tessa Ferrer, Ava Kolker, and Marcus Henderson. It’s in cinemas January 5, 2018.