Release Date Announced For ‘Insidious 5’
The last decade has seen the introduction of some truly terrifying modern horror franchises. In spite of the fact that The Conjuring is often considered as one of the best horror films of all time, many argue that James Wan’s classic would not exist if not for Insidious. There has been a lot of development with the fifth picture over the previous few years, and the franchise has been idle for about half a decade, but now Insidious 5 finally has a release date on July 7, 2023.
Since franchise star Patrick Wilson announced in February that filming would begin in Spring 2022, there have been little updates on the film’s progress. In addition to making his directorial debut with this instalment, Wilson, who plays Josh Lambert in the series, returns to the franchise for the first time since his cameo in Insidious: Chapter 3. Likewise, Josh’s son Dalton, played by Ty Simpkins, will be back for another season. We do not know much about the plot of Insidious 5, but we do know that it takes place ten years after the first film, when Dalton is a college student.
The first film’s depiction of Dalton’s possession set the tone for the series’ signature brand of atmospheric horrors and tension, which would go on to influence such horror classics as The Conjuring, The Witch, It Follows, and The Babadook. Additionally, this film was the first to expose horror audiences to the otherworldly dimension known as “The Further,” which shares many similarities with other well-known genre settings such as the Upside Down from Stranger Things. Some may say the three sequels/prequels to Insidious never quite capture the horrible charm of the original, but that has not stopped it from being a terrific franchise overall. Among the best horror sequels are Insidious: Chapters 2 and 3. The latter is one of the best examples of effective use of jump scares in the horror genre, and it was directed by Leigh Whannell of The Invisible Man.
Released in July 2023, Insidious 5 will now be part of a month that is already jam-packed with major motion pictures. Another highly awaited fifth instalment of a popular franchise, the unnamed Indiana Jones 5, is finally set to premiere on June 30. Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning, Part One opens in theatres barely a week after Insidious. In addition to The Marvels and Oppenheimer, Barbie will also have a major release in July of next year. What this means is that Blumhouse is very optimistic about their horror sequel, and it might be a terrific alternative for audiences who are not interested in the summer’s bigger blockbusters. Even though movies like Top Gun and Jurassic World: Dominion have dominated the box office this summer, another Blumhouse project, The Black Phone, has done amazingly well during its current run. With franchise co-creator Scott Teems penning the screenplay from a story he and Whannell developed, this new legacy film is in good hands, and horror has already proven itself in crowded markets.
Everything is in place for Insidious 5 to be a smashing success, and it will be fascinating to watch what new twists and turns Wilson introduces to the franchise as director. Actor plays legendary ghost investigator Ed Warren in The Conjuring films and stars in underappreciated horror classics like 2004’s “In the Tall Grass,” cementing his place as one of the best genre performances of the past decade. Before the fifth instalment of the Insidious franchise is released in theatres on July 7, 2023, fans can enjoy the first two films in the series on Netflix immediately.