‘Insidious: Chapter 3′ Scheduled for a Spring 2015 Release

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When director James Wan released his simple, low-budget haunted house horror movie Insidious in 2011, a lot of people sat up and paid attention. By the time Insidious: Chapter 2 was released, there was a keen audience waiting for it and the $5 million horror movie pulled in over $148 million at the box office.

The nightmare is not yet over, however, and Focus Features has now revealed that Insidious: Chapter 3 will arrive in theaters on April 3rd, 2015. Screenwriter Leigh Whannell will once again return to pen the script, and filming will likely begin in early 2014.

April generally isn’t a great month for movie releases in terms of box office success, falling too short of the summer boom, but this is probably a safe release date for Focus Features to go with. 2015 is set to be something of a crazy year for movie releases, with Star Wars Episode VII, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Batman vs. Superman, and Jurassic World just a few of the major sequels being released over the course of the year. Currently, the only direct competition for Insidious: Chapter 3 on that April weekend is sci-fi drama Passengers, starring Keanu Reeves and Rachel McAdams.

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Although release dates are not immutable, the fact that Focus Features has a plan for when Insidious: Chapter 3 will come out suggests that the gears of pre-production are moving along quite nicely. Since Wan announced that The Conjuring and Insidious: Chapter 2 were to be his last forays into the horror genre (though he eventually walked that back on Twitter), it has been fairly clear that a new director will be assigned to Insidious: Chapter 3, but decidedly unclear who this successor might be.

One of the reasons that Wan’s films have been such a success is their very unique aesthetics and the often brilliant camera tricks used to create scary moments. The use of practical effects and make-up, along with the fact that Wan isn’t afraid to show his monsters in the daylight, have created a very recognizable signature among his current body of work in the horror genre. It’s hard to imagine a new director successfully mimicking this style, and such imitation probably wouldn’t even be desirable.

Here’s hoping that Insidious: Chapter 3 will bring something fresh to the franchise, rather than simply coming across as a cash-in sequel. Let us know in the comments if you think the series can survive without Wan, and who should take over directing duties for this threequel.


Insidious: Chapter 3 is set for release on April 3rd, 2015.

Source: Focus Features

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  1. I don’t think the year 2015 could take any more.

    • Hi
      Mr. Wan need to do produce the next Chapter and finish it once a for all, he has his own genuine way of being own time with the picture, in other words he has a flare, and that is hard to come by, so many time other producer try to fill in the pieces but when you didn’t create the puzzle how can you complete the task. Like artwork would you allow someone else to finish your masterpiece, no.

      • I think he needs to keep on the series, why…? $148 million so far, he makes great scary moments, he does great make up and great plots and climaxes.

  2. Nothing is very unique, it’s either one of a kind or it isn’t.


  3. Whoever takes over and tries to emulate Wan will more than likely fail. Stick too closely to Wan’s style and people will criticize for not making it their own, stray too far and people will say it’s not in-keeping with the previous films.

    Either way make it with a $5 budget they will have a large enough following for the franchise to run and run, whether or not that’s a good thing is an entirely different matter.

  4. Hopefully this one will actually be scary.

    Honestly, they went the astral plane route in the first two but I’ve read scarier stories from those who have astral projected and encountered things there than the supposed “scares” in the first two Insidious movies.

    This is what makes horror – like comedy – such a divisive genre though, everyone reacts differently.

    • Neither really scared me, other than a jump scare coupled with loud sound effects here and there, but that to me doesn’t make it a scary film as the fear is immediately replaced by a chuckle, much like a car backfiring or balloon bursting, not really the stuff of nightmares. I would rather horror movies would concentrate more on producing hauntingly disturbing films where the imagery or themes become imbedded in to your conscious providing a longer lasting sense of fear.

      But that’s me, a lot of people will watch this film if it was directed by McG and released in 3D.

  5. Don’t be stupid Wan finish what you started!

  6. wan should do chapter 3 i loved part 1 and 2 by him an i wanna see hiz chapter3 of insidious please

  7. I LoVe All Your MOvies!!! AMazing, Keep Making Them!!!!!!

  8. Please do chapter 3 I’m eager to see the end. I absolutely love the fact that y’all stuck with the same characters and actors. I love that the second movie was just as awesome as the first. Please continue Mr. Wan you are doing an amazing job

  9. I liked all insidious movies, and I hope
    They have arother one. Chapter three saids it
    Will be out in April of 2015.

  10. Please do insidious chapter 3 mr wan. U done the first and second one brilliantly. Although i cant wait to c the 3rd april 2015 is a long way off. Why not do it this year??

    • It takes time to film… They haven’t started yet, and it’s almost the end of the year, not enough time to have it this year

  11. I loved both films, but I did think part two was better. I love the way it all came together and it was just creepy. I wish James would do the third and final chapter.

  12. James Wan needs to finish the Insidious franchise and continue the Conjuring franchise for at least another movie. I think any sequel/prequel in those franchises would likely be garbage without him directing.

  13. Wan should remain directing; he commenced this unforgettable experience . He brings creativity and niches that has not been riveting since classics such as Friday the 13th series.

  14. Nooo. Won should continue doing the movies. Hes amazing!

  15. It’s a real shame that james can’t do the 3rd installment however there are a view directors that would be great for this film.

    1. Roland Emmerich (Godzilla 1998)
    2. Wes Craven (Nightmare on elm street)
    3. Ole Bornedal (The Possession)
    4. Jan de Bont (speed, twister)
    5. Rod Holcomb (Moonlight episode 1)

    All these would be fantastic to take over such a large role

  16. I would very be sad to see James bow out…. This is so crazy… I’ve followed James’ career since the Saw (short film) he did back in 2003. James is one of the reasons why I love horror so much.

    …but if this gets seen (hopefully) I think this guy James Watkins should direct, known for writing and directing Eden Lake (2008), and directing The Woman in Black (2012).

  17. Insidious was an amazing achievement 2 thumbs up

  18. Wan.. You are the best… Chapter 1 and 2 were awesome, at the real sense of the word, they scared us.. Yup.. Plz do not vanish we need you for the 3 also.. The camera techniques and all the other techniques are stunning which made the value of the film.. Plz make it finish just from your own hand..

  19. I loved both films…can’t wait to see the 3rd film.

  20. I’m just curious what Alison seen at the end of Chapter 2! #NeedInsidiousInMyLifeButNotAtNightBecauseIHateNightmares

  21. When I watched the first one, and Elyse died, I figured it could end right there, with satisfaction but then i watched chapter two, and it answered so many questions that I didn’t even know needed to be asked. I’m looking foward to chapter three !!

  22. Maybe the Pang Brothers. They did “The Messengers” and were really good with the camera angles & lighting techniques, etc. they may be a good choice. They’re at least worth a call.

  23. I hope Wan directs the third chapter. If not I can see it going so wrong like a lot of other movies have. I rewatched the first one last night to refresh my memory and now just finished the second one. They were both pretty good. And I LOVED The Conjuring. The way chapter 2 ended made me then search to see if there’s going to be a chapter 3. It would be nice if they took it from the end of chapter 2 of what Elise saw but they probably won’t. I want to know what she saw behind/above the girl in the chair. ^_^

  24. Wan PLEASE direct chapter 3.
    It’ll just NOT be the same .

    I enjoy both Insidious 1 & 2 .
    My boyfriend who laughs at all
    horror movies , & can call Out
    - predict – what’s gona happen
    next &( usually falls asleep )
    actually watched both & really
    enjoyed them , got 2 copies Of
    both On Dvd . Please do chap 3
    we’re looking foward to seeing
    YOUR work Mr. Wan . Thank YOU!

  25. Will there be Insidious Chapter 4

  26. Omg!! Director wan isn’t coming back?? He has to he must he needs to see that insidious will never be the same without him!!! He made this movie incredible one of the scariest movies I’ve seen since the grudge!! If he doesn’t come back then the director of the grudge or the ring needs to direct chapter 3.

  27. came out in goin full movie now thank to all resive 2015 will i am open movie of cause like a xure you with me

  28. I think that either the new director or the old director should actually make the movie scary because the first one way a little scary abd then the second one wasn’t scary, it was more funny then to be scary