It looks like there’s movement on a potential fifth film in the supernatural horror film series “Insidious”.
Four films have been released from 2010 through to 2018. James Wan helmed the first two films which are essentially a two-part story, the third was helmed by Leigh Whannell and is a prequel focusing on psychic investigator Elise Rainier dealing with another case.
The fourth, “Insidious: The Last Key,” opened early last year and serves as a sequel to the prequel – tying Elise back to events in her childhood home whilst the narrative catches up to the first film. Therefore it seems as though the story is over.
Actress Lin Shaye, who plays Elise, says that a fifth film will probably begin shooting in the next year or so. She tells The Daily Dead:
“The answer is yes. I’ve heard rumblings. There’s no script as far as I know. [With] Elise, The Last Key pretty much completed my story as a character. I’m now in The Further. There are no more prequels. Everybody knows more about me than I knew. I kind of have an idea what the story might be about, and that I don’t feel comfortable talking about, because nothing has been brought out into the open.
But as far as I’ve heard, there will be another one. And it’ll be sort of a different setup in a way, of some of the same characters from a couple of the past episodes, too. It’s an exciting idea that I’ve heard, but I don’t have any information about it. There’s no script as far as I know yet. And there’s been no date in terms of beginning photography or anything. It’ll probably be in the next year or so, because Blumhouse is a little busy, as we all know. But I’ve got my fingers crossed there will be one more, I hope.”
Shaye will be seen shortly in Nicolas Pesce’s upcoming reboot of “The Grudge” which co-stars Andrea Riseborough, Demian Bichir, and John Cho opening in January.