Scarifying 'Insidious: Chapter 3' Trailer Dips Back Into the Further

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 17:50 Written by  iamrogue
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Scarifying 'Insidious: Chapter 3' Trailer Dips Back Into the Further

If you already know you're going to see Insidious: Chapter 3, maybe skip the new trailer, which spoils quite a few solid scares.

This theatrical trailer introduces the players who will venture into the nightmarish realm of The Further in this installment. The first two movies followed the Lamberts, a family played by Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, and Ty Simpkins.  In 2011, the first movie found the young couple's comatose son playing host to malevolent spirits from a world known as The Further.  The 2013 sequel found the Lamberts realizing that their connection to this realm was stronger than they ever expected.

Insidious: Chapter 3 is actually a prequel, doubling back to before the Lamberts' paranormal troubles, picking up with a teenage girl targeted by an unhinged demonic presence.

It's a kinda-sorta origin story for Elise Rainer, the psychic who helped the Lamberts in the first two movies.  Lin Shaye reprises her role as Elise, who here agrees to assist a supernaturally vulnerable family for the first time. Angus Sampson and Leigh Whannell also return in their supporting roles as Tucker and Specs, featured in both previous installments.

Stefanie Scott plays the teen with Dermot Mulroney as her caring, perhaps slightly overprotective father. 


Whannell isn't just playing Specs.  The series screenwriter is putting on his director pants for the first time, writing and directing Insidious: Chapter 3.

A decade ago, he and creative partner James Wan created a franchise with 2004's Saw, which Whannell starred in and wrote from a story the duo cooked up together. 

After the spooky ventriloquist tale Dead Silence and revenge thriller Death Sentence, Whannell and Wan struck gold on Insidious.  Made cheaply, the old-fashioned ghost story made damn near $100 million, generating a whole lot of profit.

With Wan busy finishing up Fast & Furious 7 then hopping straight to work on The Conjuring 2, Whannell gets to step up on Insidious: Chapter 3.  Based on this trailer, the Australian filmmaker knows his way around the Further, offering up plenty of spookiness and, of course, plenty of those jump scares.

Insidious: Chapter 3 opens in theaters nationwide on June 5th.


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