Last week we brought you a delicious international trailer for Insidious: Chapter 3. Packed with an extended clip at its chilling center, it began to plant the seeds for this third instalment. Today, Focus Features has dropped a full trailer sculpted for American audiences which easily surpasses the creep factor of previous teasers.
Foregoing the story established in the first two movies, Insidious: Chapter 3 takes a backwards leap and introduces us to psychic Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) earlier in the timeline. With Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne’s family yet to appear on her radar, Elise becomes embroiled in the case of a young girl (Stephanie Scott) under attack from demonic forces keen to take possession of her mortal soul. Evidently, those malevolent spirits succeed in their quest.
Director James Wan, who co-wrote and directed the first two flicks, opted out of marshalling the prequel to the big screen in favor of Furious 7. Nevertheless, his absence doesn’t necessarily hint at a flubbed follow-up. Stepping into the shoes of his cohort, writer Leigh Whannell – the man behind the Saw franchise – hopped in to the director’s chair for his first time on the franchise. His familiarity with the material and keen knowledge of scares definitely point toward another bone-chilling flick.
Starring Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, and writer/director Leigh Whannell Insidious: Chapter 3 arrives in theaters on June 5, 2015.
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 (Shaye) reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl (Scott) who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.