2015 promises to be a year full of freaky flicks, from fresh frighteners like low-budget The Lazarus Effect and Guillermo del Toro’s anticipated Crimson Peak to franchise updates like the Poltergeist reboot and Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, but one of the more mysterious projects on the way is Insidious: Chapter 3.
Not a threequel but a prequel, it finds Elise Rainer (Lin Shaye) investigating the case of a young girl who has been targeted by a terrifying supernatural entity – and that’s about all we know. Without Rose Byrne and Patrick Wilson in the cast, Insidious: Chapter 3 will be a pivotal entry in the Blumhouse-produced franchise, determining whether or not the series has legs beyond the haunting of the Lambert family.
A new still that recently popped up online after being debuted by USA Today doesn’t give much of an indication about the prequel’s prospects of being good one way or the other, but it’s certainly an unsettling image in line with the grim tone of the first two Insidious films.
Along with Shaye, Insidious: Chapter 3 stars Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Angus Sampson, and writer/director Leigh Whannell. The official synopsis reads as follows:
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.
In case you missed them, the chilling first trailer and poster for Insidious: Chapter 3 are both below. You can catch this flick in theaters on June 5th this summer. It’s opening the same week as the Entourage movie and John Green adaptation Paper Towns, as well as just one week after Dwayne Johnson disaster vehicle San Andreas, which gives you an indication of just how much Blumhouse, eOne, Automatik Entertainment and Focus Features believe in its box office appeal.
Source: Dread Central