April 3, 2015 is the currently locked release date for the third installment of the hit horror franchise Insidious which will be written by Leigh Whannell (writer/star of the first two films). We have still yet to hear if James Wan will return to direct the film, but we will keep our fingers crossed. If Wan doesn’t come to direct, who would you want to direct? Any specific horror masters in mind?
After almost a decade since the first Saw film, which was written and directed by James Wan (Insidious, The Conjuring, Dead Silence), the eighth installment of the hit horror franchise is currently in active development.
There has been mixed criticism with the past seven Saw movies. The ratings for each film did not increase or decrease in a specific order, but they did vary. Some of the Saw movies were terrific, while others were pretty bad. I wonder what they can do with this new installment that will shock audiences and get them off guard, having them begging for another one. I am sure of one thing that would make this reboot fantastic… If the dynamic horror duo James Wan and Leigh Whannel returned to write and direct it. Now that would be great.
What are your thoughts on this new installment?
Brilliance was defined in a simple one hour and forty-five minutes with James Wan’s highly anticipated horror sequel, Insidious: Chapter 2. This film pretty much gave Leigh Whannel and James Wan a VIP pass into the Masters of Horror lounge.
If you thought The Conjuring was great, oh, how you’ll love this little slice of fright– or should I say, BIG slice of fright! This had each one of my friends jumping and screaming in their seats (maybe a few Icees spilled). There were hardly any jump scares… just the clever brilliance of James Wan.
Insidious: Chapter 2 began right where we left off in Insidious. From there, I can’t say anything else. But, I will say that this film does explain the unexplained. It answers the unanswered. The way Leigh Whannel and James Wan unfolds the story it is just pure genius. The story is amazingly written, the scares are on point, the direction of the film was obviously great as well. Chapter 2 was just overall a fantastic horrifying ride.
…I will say — from what I saw — it looks like there could be an Insidious: Chapter 3… but, that’s just me. You watch it and tell me what you think. #DontGoAlone
James Wan’s latest horror flick The Conjuring has stirred up a lot of talk ever since it’s July 19th release in theaters. Lots of talk about how terrifying and life scarring it is. Every one of my friends who saw the movie in theaters came back shaking and claiming how they will never open a closet, look in a mirror, look at a doll, or peak into a dark area ever again in their lives. I want to feel the terror too! I saw The Conjuring yesterday with my horror movie companion Horror Crone and two of her friends… let me just say, the screaming did not stop.
Horror Crone actually found a new tick that she has, which she never new she had before while watching the movie. Each time a creepy situation or a jump scare happened in the movie, she would tap her feet against the floor as if she were running! I asked her what she was doing and she simply said “What do you mean?”. Just wow. This movie was actually very scary. It’s the James Wan movies that really effect you mentally. You don’t have to see a monster or a creepy looking ghost in a James Wan film to be frightened, but feel and hear what is going on. It’s that same feeling you get when you hear a weird sound in your home when you’re alone, but you don’t actually see what it is… but in The Conjuring, that feeling is twice as horrifying.
I referred James Wan to be the Quentin Tarantino of horror movies. Why? Like Tarantino, James Wan has specific things in his movies that you can tell are, well, James Wan. In all James Wan movies, he uses the shaky camera a lot, he uses many panning shots, and he uses silence as a scary trigger. In most horror movies, you hear this long suspenseful musical note until the jump scare… In a James Wan film, there is silence. Either something happens or it doesn’t… most of the times it does, but sometimes it still is pretty scary even when nothing happens. James Wan also has some really spine chilling introductions to his movies. A James Wan horror movie never has a slow, non-creative, nor boring opening! And that is why we love director James Wan so dearly.
As for a simple review of The Conjuring: terrifying movie. The acting was brilliant, especially from the young actresses who portrayed the roles of the Perron sisters. One specific young actress who really stood out was Joey King who played the role of Christine Perron. She is definitely going far in her acting career, and I cannot to see what she has in store for us next.
The Conjuring is based off a true story, which also makes it scary to think that something like this could actually happen with the hauntings (most of us have experienced hauntings), poltergeists (we’ve all seen a poltergeist, right?), and so on. If you want to learn more about the true story about Ed and Lorraine Warren’s adventures, click HERE.
If you have not seen the film yet, please go as soon as possible. And remember, Insidious Chapter 2 comes out in less than 2 months… get ready.
James Wan is coming out with a new horror flick this summer! “The Conjouring”; starring Insidious’ Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, and Ron Livingston, “The Conjouring” centers on a family who encounters spirits living among them in their New England farmhouse.
“The Conjouring” is in theaters July 19, 2013! Here is the trailer:
Then, in September, don’t forget to check out the sequel of Insidious! “Insidious: Chapter 2” hits theaters September 20, 2013! It was originally scheduled to release August 30th. It was pushed to September because if it were to be released in August, it would have gone up against four other horror films that include The Weinstein Company’s own horror flick Satanic (which was renamed three times). Now, the Insidious sequel has a better chance of getting big in the box office.
“Insidious: Chapter 2” centers on the continuation of fate in the Lambert family. The film features the same stars are the original low-budget 2011 film.
Everyone asked for it, now everyone will get it! In 2013, the sequel to Insidious is scheduled hit theaters! With same awesome and creative crew, Leigh Whannell (writer) and James Wan (director) are going to be running this (hopefully) amazing film. Leigh Whannell has already started the script. Jason Blum will also still be producing the film.
James Wan and Leigh Whannell are keeping the plot to this sequel a secret until they decide to give us more!
“Insidious 2” (a working title for the sequel) is going to start production later in 2012, and will come out in theaters some time in 2013. I -for a fact- am very excited for this new project from the great James Wan and Leigh Whannell. Hopefully it does as good as the first “Insidious”. On opening weekend, “Insidious” grossed a good 13.2 million dollars! And then worldwide it grossed about 97 million dollars! I also hope it is as good as the first movie! And maybe, they may start a franchise!
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Producer Jason Blum has hinted that a sequel to the horror film ‘Insidious’ may be in development.
‘Insidious’ centers on a family who must stop their comatose child being from trapped in a paranormal realm called ‘The Further’.
“If (producer) Leigh (Whannell) comes up with a story that’s inventive and you feel like there’s a story to tell – as opposed to, ‘Let’s make another movie and make money’ – and he comes up with something (director) James (Wan) feels is worth making we would do it. And if Leigh doesn’t, we won’t.” he tells Shock Till You Drop.
If you have seen the film fully, than you know that end the end/climax of the film, it shows the father (Patrick Wilson) being taken over by the old lady parasite, and him choking down the psychic lady. Which obviously looks like they are developing a sequel. If they did make a sequel, it would probably focus more on what happens after the parasite takes over the father.
However, Blum also made clear that there is “no plan” or release date set for a possible sequel. But if there is or ever will be, I’ll be waiting for it!
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