“If you call out to one of the dead, all of them can hear you.”
Jot that down in your notebook or simply remember it all the time because we are not responsible for whatever that comes at you in “Insidious: Chapter 3“.
The highly anticipated horror movie is the 3rd instalment of the famed “Insidious” franchise. The 1st “Insidious” film follows the story of a couple (played by Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne) whose son inexplicably enters a comatose state and becomes a vessel for ghosts in an astral dimension who want to inhabit his body, in order to once again live.
The film received generally positive reviews, with many praising the filmmakers’ ability to build suspense. It became a surprise success for director James Wan (of “The Conjuring” and “Furious 7″ fame) as it grossed a total of $97,009,150 worldwide. It was later turned into a franchise when its sequel made double the box office of the 1st film.
Directed by Leigh Whannell, “Insidious: Chapter 3″ stars former Disney star Stefanie Scott as Quinn Brenner, a teenager who asks physic Elise Rainier (played by Lin Shaye) to help her connect with her dead mother. Elise refuses to help, but is later forced to use her abilities to contact the other side in hope to stop an evil entity from attacking Quinn.
Dermot Mulroney, who is best known for his role in 1986’s “Young Guns”, is starring in the film as Quinn’s father while both Angus Sampson and the director himself are reprising their roles as ghost hunters Tucker and Specs.
In conjunction with the upcoming release of “Insidious: Chapter 3”, here are some fun facts about the movie (P.S: This article contains potential spoilers, so read it at your own risk):
1. It is a prequel that centres on psychic Elise Rainier
“Insidious: Chapter 3″ is a prequel that takes place before the haunting of the Lambert family. It centres on Elise Rainier, a gifted psychic who travels into a realm called “The Further” for the first time to save a teenager’s life.
However, she is also battling demons of her own. The origin of the evil is expected to be told in the film as it will be revealing more mysteries behind the realm.
2. It is Leigh Whannell’s directorial debut
Whannell served as the screenwriter for the first 2 “Insidious” films and worked together with director James Wan for the 3rd film. However, Wan was unavailable to direct the 3rd film due to his scheduling conflict with “Furious 7“.
Thus, Wan only served as the producer of the film while Whannell took over his role as the director. “Insidious: Chapter 3” marks Whannell’s directorial debut and it’ll be interesting to see how the movie will fare under a new director.
3. Filmmakers were forced to pay Sharon Van Etten for illegally using her music
The 3rd trailer, which was released by Focus Features in March, opens with a short snippet of Sharon Van Etten’s “Afraid of Nothing”.
However, it was revealed that the filmmakers used the song without acquiring the rights to it. They were later forced to pay her after Van Etten was notified by a fan on Twitter.
4. This is Stefanie Scott’s first horror film.
Stefanie “Noelle” Scott is best known for her role as Lexi Reed on Disney Channel’s “A.N.T. Farm”. She served as second assistant director in the show’s 1st season. She also won a 2011 Young Artist Award for her role as Dane Tressler in 2010’s “Flipped”, a romantic comedy drama film directed by Rob Reiner.
In 2014, she began filming for 4 movies including “Jem and the Holograms“, “Life at These Speeds”, and “Caught”. All 4 films are scheduled for release in 2015, with “Insidious: Chapter 3” being her 1st horror film.
5. Producer Jason Blum was already working on the 3rd film while promoting the 2nd film
Before “Insidious: Chapter 2” was even released, producer Jason Blum said that they were already prepping the early stages for “Insidious: Chapter 3”. At that time, Focus Features was still promoting the 2nd film.
Shaye’s character died in the 1st film, but her spirit appeared in the 2nd film. When Leigh was asked wther he regretted killing her character, he said:
Yes and no. It was a great scene, and such a shock, that I’d hate to take that away. But it certainly was less fun to deal with the ghost version of you in the second film. We always do that, James (Wan) and I. Even with Saw, I remember somewhere around part three the producers, with dollar signs in their eyes, asking, “What if he didn’t have cancer? What if it was all just another trick?” We seem to have this habit of killing off characters that the audience loves. Maybe the next film I write I’ll just keep everyone alive. That’ll be the film that flops.
6. Stefanie Scott connected with people on the other side
Prior to filming her role in Leigh Whannell-directed horror prequel, Scott claimed that a psychic “connected her with people on the other side”. “(It) was so intense,” she told HitFix.
She then added, “Yeah, I think that’s the closest I’ve come to meeting a ghost.”
7. The red-faced demon will have a cameo appearance
The red demon that appeared in the 1st “Insidious” flick may appear briefly in “Insidious: Chapter 3”. However, it is unclear whether Elise’s backstory with the demon will be told in the movie.
In fact, some other supporting characters from the previous “Insidious” films will also make their cameo appearances in the film.
8. The 4th film may take place in between the 1st film and the 3rd film
Whannell confirmed to We Got This Covered’s Jami Philbrick that a 4th chapter in the high-grossing horror series is planned. According to Whannell, the 4th film may take place sometime after the chilling events of “Chapter 3”, but before Elise came into contact with the Lambert family in the 1st “Insidious” movie.
I don’t know. I haven’t really thought about it yet. But for the purposes of this interview, I’ll say that I’d like to explore the time between this film and the first film. That whole area there where Elise has rediscovered her gift, I think you could have a lot of adventures before she arrives. So I think there is a lot of room there. We’ve kind of established Lin (Shaye) in this particular film as kind of this superhero, so that would be kind of interesting to explore in the other films.
“Insidious: Chapter 3” is based on a script written by Whannell and producer James Wan. Jason Blum of Blumhouse is producing the film alongside returning producers Oren Pali and Wan. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Steven Schneider, Charles Layton, and Xavier Marchand serve as the film’s executive producers.
“Insidious: Chapter 3″ is scheduled to be released on 4th June 2015.
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