More Lin Shaye on the big screen is always a good thing.
Easily the coolest thing about the Insidious franchise is that it’s led by Lin freakin’ Shaye, which makes us all kinds of happy. The Leigh Whannell-directed third installment showed us the origin story of how Elise joined forces with the bumbling Specs (Whannell) and Tucker (Angus Sampson), and it looks like next year’s Chapter 4 will again be a prequel to the first two films.
Speaking with Daily Dead, Shaye spilled the beans:
[The film] goes back to Elise’s beginnings. And you also meet Elise at a very different point in her life. It takes place right after the end of Chapter 3, when she walks off with Specs and Tucker and they’re starting their company, Spectral Sightings, and they are now living at her home. They’re like her two sons, her two bad sons.
So it starts out in a very jovial, happy place and then goes downhill from there. And downhill meaning uphill, though. It’s a fantastic story and it took me back into what made Elise who she is. You meet my family, my mother, my father—we go back to my hometown, which is in New Mexico. And so that’s where this takes place and her quest to find the bad guy that’s been haunting her. It’s a really wonderful story. I think the fans will really, really enjoy it. And it’s scary on levels they’re not going to expect.
Just how scary will Chapter 4 be? Well, it was directed by The Taking of Deborah Logan‘s Adam Robitel, and that film is truly terrifying. So get ready for some nightmare fuel, friends!
In addition to a returning Leigh Whannell and Angus Sampson, the cast also includes Josh Stewart, Kirk Acevedo, Bruce Davison, Spencer Locke, and Caitlin Gerard.
Insidious: Chapter 4 will be released on October 20th, 2017.