The Next ‘Insidious’ Entry Gets Summer 2023 Release Date

by Thomas Tuna

The Insidious franchise soldiers on.

The fifth film in the Insidious series–the latest chapter in the continuing story began in 2010 by director James Wan and screenwriter Leigh Whannell–has begun production and will land in theaters July 7, 2023, according to a report on Deadline.

Patrick Wilson–who starred as Josh Lambert in the first two films–will reprise his role and also direct the feature. The film is said to pick up 10 years after the last installment, as Dalton Lambert (Ty Simpkins) begins college.

Little is known about the storyline, but Scott Teems (Halloween Kills, 2022’s Firestarter) is writing the screenplay from a story by Whannell, who wrote the first four movies in the franchise.

The original Insidious–starring Wilson, Simpkins, Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey and Lin Shaye–follows a couple whose son slips into a comatose state and becomes a vessel for entities in an astral dimension called The Further who want to inhabit his body.

The first movie–a box office smash that pulled in $97 million worldwide on a $1.5-million budget–spawned Chapter 2 in 2013 and two prequels–Chapter 3 (2015) and The Last Key (2018).

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on the fifth Insidious film.


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