‘Insidious 3′ and ‘Sinister 2′ to Begin Production This Summer for 2015 Release

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Found-footage and/or low-budget original horror fare are Blumhouse Productions’ bread and butter; not only have their releases like Paranormal Activity, Insidious and The Purge reach high profit margins against minimal investments, they’ve also birthed new franchises that – despite the mixed feelings towards them – are a hit at the box office.

Blumhouse founder/CEO Jason Blum is overseeing two such horror sequels – Paranormal Activity 5 and The Purge: Anarchy – for a theatrical bow later this year, while the Blumhouse name is attached to a pair of original spooky offerings arriving in 2014, Creep and Oculus. The latter has thus far gotten a fair bit of attention, thanks to a couple of intriguing trailers that feature ex-Doctor Who star Karen Gillan sporting an American accent while battling an evil mirror. (Maybe there’s a Weeping Angel inside?)

Insidious: Chapter 3 (a.k.a. Insidious 3) is scheduled to open in theaters by Spring 2015, but STYD learned straight from Blum – who’s currently attending the 2014 South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival in Texas – that the script is already finished. Furthermore, in the same interview, Blum revealed that the screenplay for another Blumhouse horror sequel, Sinister 2, has been completed and that both projects will (with a little luck) begin filming this summer.

The third Insidious movie, for those unaware, has been written by Leigh Whannell, who scripted the first installment and co-wrote last year’s Insidious: Chapter 2 with James Wan (who’s directed all Insidious movies so far). Similarly, the Sinister sequel was co-written by C. Robert Cargill and Scott Derrickson, the same duo who collaborated on the original film (which Derrickson directed). Details on Sinister 2 are sparse, though Blum told STYD that it’s the same tone as its predecessor, “Plus it’s got a lot of new stuff in it.”

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Without explicitly spoiling the ending to Derrickson’s original film – a solid spooky flick that uses old-fashioned scare tactics with a cautionary tale subtext – it’s safe to guess that the followup will revolve around a whole new primary set of human characters, while also delving deeper into the mythology of the franchise’s big baddie – the pagan Babylonian deity Bughuul. As for the next Insidious movie, Chapter 2 (read our review) left the door open for additional trips into The Further – and encounters with the demons that reside there – though, not necessarily with the same cast members as the first two movies.

Behind the camera, Derrickson isn’t expected to direct Sinister 2, and Wan will presumably be too busy with post-production on Fast & Furious 7 to call the shots on Insidious 3 when production gets started this summer. That raises a significant doubt about both films, since careful direction was key to the scariness of their predecessors; one just hopes that satisfactory substitute helmers are found to handle the followups.


Insidious: Chapter 3 is slated to open in theaters on April 3rd, 2015.

Sinister 2 is expected to reach theaters by 2015.

Source: STYD

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  1. I’ve been pretty vocal about my love for the Insidious franchise. I really really enjoy the mythology surrounding the series and look forward to the next chapter even though I wish James Wan was coming back.

    Sinister on the other hand I’m a lot more mixed about. I thought there were some interesting moments but I had a hard to getting over just how dumb Ethan Hawke’s character acted. I realized that’s a problem for a lot of horror movies and sometimes you just have to accept it but boy oh boy he acted a fool. ;)
    So I’ll wait for Netflix for this one.

  2. Insidious has really been pretty blah so far. Not impressive in the slightest. The cheap thrills in these movies have been dime-store cheap at best. I’ll wait for the third one to hit cable.

    Sinister, however, was refreshing. The best thing that can happen to this franchise is that it takes off the training wheels and goes full R rating. Ethan Hawke’s character was a bit on the dense side, but the the rest of the story twists and writing worked well, and the bad guy one outright. Looking forward to more Baghuul!!!

    • Agree with every statement here.

      Insidious becoming so popular and James Wan being seen as a horror auteur kind of makes me feel sad for the genre that someone who relies completely on jump scares instead of actual scares is held in such high regard. It’s almost like hipsters have taken over the genre.

    • What?! I think Insidious is exactly the opposite of your portrayal of it. Insidious is a clever, well-woven horror movie with the cheap, horror schlock.
      I will agree with you wholeheartedly, however, on Sinister; it is a refreshing, punch-in-the-arm much needed in it’s genre.

      • Oops… I obviously meant, “Insidious is a clever, well-woven horror movie withOUT the cheap, horror schlock.

        • @ Jeff

          I agree with you about about Insidious. Yes there were a few jump scares but what horror movie doesn’t have jump scares???
          The “horror” in the franchise for me came from the mood, the setting and the tone which I think both Insidious movies and The Conjuring have in common.

  3. I hope they bring in a worthy replacement for James Wan for Insidious 3.

    • Leigh Whannell is directing.

  4. insidious beginning was amazing and creepy then fail apart during the second part with the cartoony further,two stooges ghost hunters and predictable laughable jump scares. The second one was weak sauce also. Sinister on the other hand I thoroughly enjoyed the creepy dark atmosphere and mystery of Baghuul. I cant wait for Sinister 2.

  5. When was the last time that a “horror” movie was able to be cleaver and throw in a few good scares with out the excessive use or gore or sex to promote the movie. At least with ‘Insidious’ your getting an explanation along with a well written plot. As for ‘Sinister’ I thought that it was weak. I think that it had great potential to be a good movie but the acting and cast just didn’t fit the story line. As for insidious let’s just hope it doesn’t turn into the joke we all call paranormal activity

  6. My taste for insidious died out after the horrible cliffhanger at the end of chapter 2, I would like to see where they take the sinister sequel as that sounds more interesting. Let’s just hope they don’t make a sequel to oculus, that movie was perfect on its own, a sequel will ruin it.