I loved James Wan’s Insidious, and the experience was exhausting in its full on terror assault. The sequel, for me, was a major let down, and lost the magic that made the first film so special, and with Wan handing over the directing reins to star writer and star Leigh Whannell (Specs), Insidious: Chapter 3 is looking very promising indeed.
After being accidentally released early by Focus on yesterday, the official full length trailer is now here for Insidious: Chapter 3, and fans of the series are going to love what they see here.
There are some great jump scares, so incredibly well designed terror moments and also some familiar ones. This third film, which serves as a prequel, actually looks fresh and very solid for what could be the biggest horror film of the year. I doubt it will be the best (there is fierce competition this year!), but in terms of box office returns, this will undoubtedly be the winner.
Oh, and Angus Sampson (Tucker) could be winning the prize for best haircut of the year?
Leigh Whannell writes and directs Insidious: Chapter 3.
Insidious: Chapter 3 stars Dermot Mulroney (of August: Osage County) and Stefanie Scott (of Blumhouse’s upcoming Jem and the Holograms) alongside Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, and Mr. Whannell, with the latter trio reprising their roles from the first two movies in the franchise.
In Insidious: Chapter 3, a twisted new tale of terror begins for a teenage girl and her family, predating the haunting of the Lambert family in the earlier movies and revealing more mysteries of the otherworldly realm The Further.
Focus Features will release Insidious: Chapter 3 in UK cinemas on Friday, 5th June, 2015. eOne will distribute the picture in Canada, U.K., and Spain; and Sony will distribute the picture in the rest of the world. Jason Blum of Blumhouse, who produced both previous movies in the series, is producing the next installment with returning producer Oren Peli and franchise co-creator James Wan, who directed the two earlier films written by Mr. Whannell with story by Mr. Wan and Mr. Whannell. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Steven Schneider, Charles Layton, and Xavier Marchand are executive-producing Insidious: Chapter 3.
Insidious, released in 2011, and Insidious: Chapter 2, released in 2013, grossed a combined $257 million worldwide.
The newest chapter in the terrifying horror series is written and directed by franchise co-creator Leigh Whannell. This chilling prequel, set before the haunting of the Lambert family, reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl (Stefanie Scott) who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.