This year, horror fans will be treated to a fifth Insidious film, giving them yet another opportunity to ride the ghost train and explore the shadowy depths of The Further. Is this the last of the demonic creatures, or are there further developments on the way?
Fans of the Insidious franchise, which has produced some of the finest horror films of recent years (and some of the worst, but we won’t go there), have been rewarded with a new installment in the series. Our review of Insidious 5 explains why this is one of the greatest entries in the series in recent years. A new terrible adventure via the Red Door and into the anarchic world of The Further is thus put in motion. Surely?
Here’s what we understand about the Insidious movie franchise’s upcoming installments. Let’s speculate on when we could see Insidious 6, who from the cast of Insidious 5 could be back, and what the plot would entail.
Insidious 6 Renewal Status
The newest installment in the Insidious franchise, Insidious: The Red Door, is scheduled for release on July 7, 2023, and is said to be the series’ last in terms of the overarching narrative. This effectively kills any hopes for a traditional “Insidious 6.”In addition to reprising his role as Josh Lambert, Patrick Wilson made his directing debut with Insidious 5.
Concluding the Lamberts’ tale on this note is a fantastic choice for the Insidious franchise, bringing its plot full circle and wrapping off any loose ends. However, it doesn’t mean spectators won’t be journeying into Further any longer, as Blumhouse has revealed there are more ideas for the Insidious franchise beyond the regular chronology.
Insidious 6 Release Date
After the popularity of The Red Door, many viewers of the series are eager to learn when they may see Insidious 6. There is currently no set release date for Insidious 6, although one will most likely be announced soon.
Insidious 6 Cast
We anticipate Patrick Wilson and Ty Simpkins to return for more shocks in Insidious 6, and we have a sneaking suspicion that Lin Shaye will once again emerge from the depths of The Further to join the group. The conclusion of Insidious 5 left plenty of room for Josh and Dalton to exercise their astral projection powers once again. This time around, there won’t be a hypnotist to help them forget.
Lin Shaye as Elise, along with Leigh Whannell’s Specs and Angus Sampson’s Tucker, are essential to the Insidious formula. They’ve reached the status of the franchise’s equivalent to C-3PO and R2-D2.
Predicted cast for Insidious 6:
- Patrick Wilson as Josh Lambert
- Ty Simpkins as Dalton Lambert
- Leigh Whannell as Specs
- Angus Sampson as Tucker
- Lin Shaye as Elise Rainier
Insidious: The Red Door Story
Insidious: The Red Door’s plot occurs ten years after the end of the second film. Having decided to send his son Dalton to college, Josh Lambert travels to the East Coast in search of a picture-perfect Ivy League institution. Their hopes for a tranquil time at college rapidly turn into a nightmare as long-buried monsters from their past make a horrifying return.
Josh and Dalton must return to the terrifying world of the Further in order to put a stop to the haunting and ultimately lay the demons to rest. Within this otherworldly realm, they must face the nightmare left behind by the Lambert family and work to put a stop to the haunting once and for all.
Insidious 6 Plot
Since there doesn’t seem any Insidious 6 news, this suggests that there isn’t a probable storyline for another episode. However, there is an Insidious 6 plot if you consider Thread: An Insidious Tale to be the next film in the series. Thread’s plot summary suggests a departure from the norm. In the film, Nanjiani and Moore will portray a married couple who try to change the past to save their little daughter’s tragic death. Of course, this is a sinister film, so their plan will backfire and send them hurtling through time and space.
Despite its unconventional plot, Thread: An Insidious Tale isn’t where the Insidious series is headed; rather, it’s the spinoffs. There were three films about the Lambert family, and both Insidious 3 and Insidious 4 focused on Elise Rainier.
Therefore, Leigh Whannell and James Wan must expand the brand by telling further tales. While it would be preferable if Elise and Josh were kept in the background, an Insidious 6 narrative involving the Lambert family isn’t required at this point, and there are more horrific stories from the Further that need consideration.
Insidious 6 Trailer
There is no Insidious 6 trailer since the film has not been given the go-ahead to begin production. However, while you wait, we’d suggest you watch this short collection of unknowing members of the public getting the crap terrified out of them by a viral marketing ploy for Insidious 5.