First Look: 'Insidious: Chapter 3' Which Predates the First Two Films

July 22, 2014

Insidious: Chapter 3

Focus Features just recently pushed back the release of Insidious: Chapter 3 to the summer of 2015, but we only knew one cast member and didn't have any story details. That changes with the beginning of production and a first look photo announcement revealing that Dermot Mulroney will also be joined by Stefanie Scott (of Blumhouse Productions' Jem and the Holograms) and returning cast members Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson and Leigh Wannell (who is also directing in place of James Wan). In addition, it turns out this story is a prequel taking place before the terrors in the Lambert house from the first films.

Here's the first photo from Leigh Whannell's Insidious: Chapter 3 from Focus Features:

Insidious: Chapter 3

Insidious: Chapter 3, is written and directed by Leigh Whannel from a story hatched with producer James Wan, the director of the first two films in the Insidious franchise. A twisted new tale of terror begins for a teenage girl and her family, predating the haunting of the Lambert family in the earlier movies and revealing more mysteries of the otherworldly realm The Further. Dermot Mulroney and Stefanie Scott are new members of the cast with Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson and Leigh Whannell himself reprising their roles from the first two films. Focus Features releases the horror sequel next year on May 29th, 2015. Excited?

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Very excited to see what Whannel can do for this series. It has quickly become a modern classic.

DAVIDPD on Jul 22, 2014


If it is indeed a prequel, I personally would like it to not be called 'Chapter 3'. Ultimately this isn't a big deal...but I can't help it.

Chris Groves on Jul 22, 2014


Prequels are made with the existing film or franchise in mind, but previous films probably weren't made with prequels in mind. I think it's a pity when people feel they should (not because they want to per se) watch films chronologically rather than in order of release as if that's the way it was intended to be. I understand your neurotic annoyance of the title to be honest, but it does emphasize that a prequel can be part of a narrative structure rather than chronology.

Snev De la Fontaine on Jul 23, 2014


Yeah, I get it. I mean, narratively and aesthetically, it does make sense to watch the Star Wars films in production order(although Chronological is still fun), and the same thing with the Fast and Furious films...even though 4-6 are 'mid-quels' between the 2nd and 3rd. And in the case of the Marvel films, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, and Thor all have overlapping events...and are kind of impossible to put into any direct kind of chronological order, so it is best to watch them as they were released(Although Captain America: The First Avenger always feels like it is best watched before the others). So it is a case-by-case thing. With this franchise I doubt it will really matter all that much.

Chris Groves on Jul 23, 2014


Considering Whannel wrote the last two films, it'll be interesting to see how he directs. I thought the last one was all over the place and was trying too hard to be too many things. The first one was the best so far. And even the last half of that was bat-shit, but it was still scary.

Trey Wilson on Jul 22, 2014


Eh. Insidious was okay till the finale...never saw chapter yeah...

Xerxexx on Jul 23, 2014


Agree- more cr@p

ff on Jul 23, 2014

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