For a number of years now Director James Wan has been a well known horror filmmaker since his debut project Saw was released. Not only did it spark a change in the horror genre but it raised Wan’s profile as a respected filmmaker. Since his departure from the franchise, Wan recognised the need for change and teamed up again with his Saw writing partner Leigh Whannell to make Insidious, a modern horror film that relied on its storytelling and characters to deliver its scares instead of using an outrageous amount of blood and gore.
After its amazing box office numbers worldwide, it wasn’t long before its sequel Insidious: Chapter 2 was given the green light and was released last September. Despite not managing to fully capture the ferocity of the original, Chapter 2 also did incredibly well at the box office and sure enough rumours about a possible third installment in the franchise began to spread like wildfire despite Wan’s announcement that he was retiring from the genre to work on Fast and Furious Seven.
However, things don’t look so glum for Insidious fans as James Wan himself, across his social media profiles, has announced that the franchise will be left in good hands as Leigh Whannell will be tip-toeing through the tulips and taking on directing duties for Insidious: Chapter 3. Whannell, who has shown an amazing aptitude for horror, will no doubt be able to bring together as director all the elements that made the first film so terrifyingly good.
Insidious: Chapter 3 won’t be released until 2015 and there’s no talk of Rose Byrne or Patrick Wilson returning but you can guarantee that we will keep you up to date on further developments. In the meantime, let’s check out the trailer for the first movie and embrace what made the hairs stand on the back of our necks.