Insidious 5 confirmed as a direct sequel to Insidious 2 with original cast returning

Chris Edwards
·2 min read
Photo credit: Momentum Pictures
Photo credit: Momentum Pictures

From Digital Spy

Insidious 5 has officially been announced, with original cast members Patrick Wilson and Ty Simpkins both set to return.

The news was revealed at horror studio Blumhouse's first-ever BlumFest event on Thursday (October 29).

The fifth instalment of the horror series will take place 10 years after the events of Insidious: Chapter 2, with Dalton now beginning college. Chapter 3 and The Last Key were both prequels.

Photo credit: Momentum Pictures
Photo credit: Momentum Pictures

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As well as reprising his role as Dalton's father Josh Lambert, Wilson will also direct the film.

"I'm honoured and thrilled to be at the helm of the next Insidious instalment, which will provide an amazing chance to unpack everything the Lamberts went through a decade ago, as well as deal with the consequences of their choices," said Wilson.

"Directing the movie is both professionally and personally a full circle moment for me, and I am extremely grateful to be entrusted in continuing to tell this frightening and haunting story. Into the further we go."

Photo credit: Blumhouse Productions
Photo credit: Blumhouse Productions

Producer Jason Blum added: "One of the primary reasons the interest and appetite from fans has lasted for Insidious is because the people involved in the first film have stayed involved and kept it vital, interesting and good. I'm so grateful to our collaborators on the franchise."

Franchise creators James Wan and Leigh Whannell are also producing. The latter created the story for the sequel, which has been adapted by Halloween Kills writer Scott Teems.

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