Horror fans everywhere have loved the INSIDIOUS franchise and have patiently waited for the next installment. Well know the wait is finally over, the third chapter in the franchise INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3 is on it’s way.
Created by Leigh Whanell this supernatural horror series takes viewers into The Further where the demons live and leaves it’s viewers afraid to go to sleep. In the first film INSIDIOUS, starring Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, and Ty Simpkins the story centers around the Lambert family who’s son Dalton has become comatose and is a vessel for ghosts who come from the further where they want to trap him. They enlist the help of psychic Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) and her team, Specs (Leigh Whanell) and Tucker (Angus Sampson), to get their son back. The film was praised by horror fans for not only have great jump and scare moments but also having a great story. When INSIDIOUS 2 finally hit theatres, fans were drooling for the chance to revisit the further and to be terrified, and they got both. The sequel revisited the Lambert family who was once again under attack from the Further but this time in a different way and there was no way you could see what was coming. The best thing about this franchise, beyond the terrifying moments that will make you jump out of your seats is that the story is amazing. Both films were directed by James Wan who masterfully executes horror films, but that wouldn’t have mattered if he didn’t have the amazing work of Leigh Whannel. Whannel knows the story so well and creates a world for horror fans to emerge themselves into while telling the story in such a way that there are tiny intricate details that meld together to create even more terror in his viewers. It is amazing the way he ties both films together in a way that will surprise you and they are executed perfectly, it leaves you wanting more and more you will get.
Heading to theatres on June 5, 2015 is INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3 starring Lin Shaye, Durmot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott and Hayley Kiyoko. The film marks the directorial debut of Leigh Whannel who also writes, produces and stars in the film. If you haven’t seen the first two films I highly suggest you do and you may want to skip the next few lines as they are spoilers from the second film in the franchise. One of the best parts about the franchise and certainly a fan favorite is Lin Shaye’s portrayal of Elise, she brings a warmth and a bit of comic relief to the film with her team Specs and Tucker, and INSIDIOUS fans everywhere were heartbroken that she didn’t make it through the last film. But fret not, our favorite female ghost hunter will be back in action in the third film in the franchise because it is a prequel. Normally I’m not always a huge fan of prequels but if it means we get to see Elise again I’m on board. The film takes place before the haunting of the Lambert family when a teenage girl tries to contact the dead to talk to a loved one and asks gifted psychic Elise for help. Elise is reluctant to help her, but she has opened a world of horror and will soon need Elise’s help more than she ever could have imagined.
Check out the last trailer that Focus Features released of INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3 below and let us know if you are excited for the new film in the franchise. Check back on the site the week of the films release for my sit down with INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3 stars Hayley Kiyoko (video interview) and the Godmother of Horror Lin Shaye herself as well as a video review. That’s right I finally saw not one, but all three full horror films and I even sat through the entire third film in theatres just for you guys, and yes I totally had ear plugs in the entire time and I still jumped a mile. What? They are totally less scary if you can’t hear the loud scary music, NOT.