Screenwriter and actor Leigh Whannell has worked alongside director James Wan on some of his best known horror films – including, the original Saw, Dead Silence and the Insidious films. For Insidious: Chapter 3, Whannell took a seat in the director’s chair for the first time to deliver what is being touted as an origin story for the series – one that is set before the movies with the Lambert family.
Insidious: Chapter 3 stars Stefanie Scott as Quinn Brenner, a teenage girl who lives with her widowed father Sean (Dermot Mulroney). Confined to bed after a traffic accident that left her with two broken legs, Quinn calls out to her deceased mother and accidentally invites in something a whole lot nastier from the world of the dead. Luckily a freshly formed team of ghost hunters – Lin Shaye, Whannell and Angus Sampson reprising their roles – offer to help the Brenners escape the malicious spirits.
A new international trailer for Insidious: Chapter 3 doesn’t offer much in the way of new footage, and instead reiterates the big scare sequences that are being used to pitch the movie: a scene with Quinn playing a knocking game with an empty apartment; an encounter with a spook who throws himself out of a window; and a scene in which Quinn is possessed by an entity with no respect for the time and effort it takes to put a cast on a broken limb.
The trailers for Insidious: Chapter 3 haven’t done much to impress so far, relying almost entirely on dumb jump scares – and if the movie is the same then we could be in for a disappointing third chapter. Insidious: Chapter 2 was a bit of a mess, straying into extremely cheesy territory and offering a little too much in the way of exposition. This franchise was arguably a whole lot scarier when we didn’t know who the ghosts were or what they wanted.
Moving on – two new posters for Insidious: Chapter 3 were also released this week. The first one is pretty creepy, though the second one just looks like a handy way to watch what you eat.
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Insidious: Chapter 3 will be in theaters on June 5, 2015.
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