Prior to its premiere in theatres next year, Insidious 5 has begun production, and some intriguing individuals have joined the cast.
In October 2020, the fifth film was formally announced, and Patrick Wilson, the actor of the sequel, would make his directorial debut. The script was written by Scott Teems, who also contributed to Halloween Kills, and is based on a narrative by Teems and Leigh Whannell, who also co-created the franchise.
With the third and fourth films taking viewers back in time, Insidious 5 will reunite the Lambert family with their uncanny encounters from the first two films. Some people might be surprised to learn that there will be a fifth Insidious film given that the fourth film, Insidious: The Last Key, had the lowest ratings of the whole series. However, with $168 million in worldwide sales, that film also ended up being the series’ highest-grossing film.
Insidious 5 Release Date
Assuming there are no timetable changes, Insidious 5 will open in theatres on July 7, 2023. As previously reported, production for the movie began in August 2022, so let’s hope there won’t be any delays.
Insidious 5 Cast
As Josh, Renai, and Dalton Lambert, respectively, Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, and Ty Simpkins will all return, but that is all we currently know about definite returns.
We anticipate Lin Shaye, who has played Elise Rainier throughout the series despite dying in the first film, to return as Elise’s ghost along with Leigh Whannell and Angus Sampson, who play Elise’s coworkers Specs and Tucker.
Before the Insidious 5 announcement was made, Shaye had said in September 2020 that she’d be keen to return. “I’m good with whatever, if we come back, I’m in The Further this time, so that will be different,” she told ComingSoon.net. “It was a really beautiful arc for me to find as the character and in the storyline… Now it’s in my memory and I would love it if there was another one.”
Although it’s not yet known if Barbara Hershey will return to play Lorraine, Josh’s mother, in the upcoming film, three newcomers have been confirmed: Succession actor Hiam Abbass, Sinclair Daniel, and Peter Dager.
Insidious 5 Plot
The official synopsis for Insidious 5 is:
“Set ten years after the end of Insidious 2, Josh Lambert heads east to drop his son Dalton off at an idyllic, ivy-covered university. However, Dalton’s college dream becomes a nightmare when the repressed demons of his past suddenly return to haunt them both.”
Wilson did give some indications about what we may anticipate and how the fifth film relates to the events of the first two films while discussing why he chose to make Insidious 5 his directorial debut.
“We rarely get the opportunity to come back 10 years later, especially if you think about the lore of Insidious and this family, specifically me and Ty, [with] our characters being hypnotised, what does that do to a family after 10 years?” he explained.
“Watching Dalton go to college and what does that do? Watching a young man go to college and all the new experiences and feeling like an outsider trying to fit in. He’s got this ability that he doesn’t even know that he has of being an astral projector and traveller.
“After so long, are we still hypnotised? Is there still that trance? What does that do to your life? What does that do to your marriage? And then what does that do for a father and son relationship?”
In case you forgot, Josh and Dalton let their memories be suppressed once more at the end of Chapter 2 so they would forget everything about The Further and the monsters it contains, such as the Bride in Black and Lipstick-Face Demon.
Insidious 5 Trailer
Insidious 5 has begun filming, but we won’t see any new footage for a time. Given that it’s a Blumhouse release, it’s possible that we’ll see a trailer for Halloween Ends in October 2022, but for the time being, it’s just a hunch.
The movie Insidious 5 debuts in theatres on July 7, 2023.