Out of all the franchise follow-ups due in 2015, one that’s remained quite low on the cine-radar is Insidious: Chapter 3. For this next adventure into The Further, writer Leigh Whannell has taken up residence in the director’s chair after long-term collaborator James Wan exited to film Furious 7. So, with the scribe calling the shots, how is the third effort shaping up?
A new trailer edited for international audiences ought to clue you in on the major differences between the last film and this one. Chiefly, it’s a prequel, so no Patrick Wilson or Rose Byrne, but don’t let that dissuade you. This new preview packs a creepy punch by dedicating most of its short runtime to an entire mini-clip that’s an updated take on When A Stranger Calls.
To counteract the departures of its director and leads (and to maintain a common thread betwixt the films), one supporting cast member is stepping up to take a more prominent role. Lin Shaye, who guided the Lambert family through two ordeals, is back as psychic Elise Rainier who is once more enlisted to prevent evil entities from making a young girl’s body their new abode.
Starring Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, and writer/director Leigh Whannell Insidious: Chapter 3 will now arrive in theaters on June 5, 2015, instead of its original May 29th date.
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.