Insidious Sequel Being Planned

by | July 18, 2011 at 1:55 pm | 2 comments
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“Insidious” was a pleasant surprise for everyone, including its makers. Not only was it a good old-fashioned horror flick that actually managed to be scary (read Electroshadow’s review here), it made a pretty darn good profit. On a microscopic budget of US$1.5 million, it earned about $53 mil at the US Box Office. That’s a big win for all involved, especially the studio. Naturally, Film District is working towards a sequel. But nothing’s been firmed up so far.

Shocktilyoudrop caught up with producer James Blum recently, and he shared his thoughts on the possibility of a follow-up to the James Wan film: “I wouldn’t say we’re not considering it. There’s no plan, no release date, nothing like that. I think James feels the same as Oren [Peli]. Oren was very skeptical about doing a sequel to Paranormal Activity until Michael [Perry] pitched an idea and it made sense. If [writer] 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 James feels is worth making we would do it. And if Leigh doesn’t, we won’t.”

It’s likely they’re just trying to find a way to make a sequel work, seeing how the first one ended. It’s unlikely all the principal cast members will be back. More importantly (for the studio), they’re probably figuring out how to make even more money this time. As long as they keep costs down like before, it should be a win-win situation for everyone…


  1. Wazzy

    22nd November 2011 @ 3:48 pm

    I loved this movie, I need a sequel!!!

  2. Wai

    28th November 2011 @ 2:59 pm

    Wazzy: Ask and ye shall receive. the “Insidious” sequel is now in production. Expect it to come out next year. Thanks for writing and keep those comments coming!

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