“He’s got your baby, he’s got your baby, he’s got your baby!”

After I reported a ways back about Insidious 4 on the way but nothing else new on it, I’m happy to announced Insidious 4 has a release date and the big reveal of who’s directing! The fourth chapter in the Insidious franchise will be release a week or so before Halloween, Oct. 20th, 2017, in the U.S.

Returning to her role as the spunky psychic or parapsychologist, Lin Shaye reprises her role as Elise Rainer.

Let me get you catched up on the franchise with a quote from my last article

“So far the ground that was covered in the film’s was [SPOILER ALERT] A kid (TJ Simpkins) has out of body experiences when he sleeps, he ends up getting caught in The Further and his dad Josh (Patrick Wilson) (plagued with the same ability) has to go in and get him. Next film: Follows the aftermath; when dad went in [The Further]  to get his son “something” followed him out, as dad has one of his own out of body experiences his body is taken over by a dark spirit, Parker Crane, a spirit of a serial killer. Parker in the body of Josh wants to kill Josh’s wife and kids. After Carl [a psychiatrist] catches wind that the man in Josh isn’t Josh, he tranquilizes him, which in turn backfires and Josh [Parker Crane] kills Carl.  As Carl and Real Josh unite in The Further the duo teams up with the spirit of Elise [Elise tells Carl he’s not dead so can return when this all is over], to Defeat the spirits haunting Josh’s family. After being partly successful Josh and Carl follow the instructions of Elise to find out where Parker Crane’s memories started, to remove him, from there they watched as Parker’s evil mother played the memory of her hatred she has over her child [Parker Crane] over and over again [he was a boy she wanted him to be a girl so she beat him], Mama Crane during the memory looked up and seen Elise, Carl and Josh watching the beating and scolding. She removed Elise and Carl from the room leaving Josh alone. The room, now transformed into a dark room featuring sheet draped souls of the Parker Crane murdered, has Mama Crane inside hiding. Meanwhile in the living world, Josh [Parker Crane Possessed] goes on a ‘The Shining’ esque murder spree and spots real Josh’s son Dalton asleep trying to find his real father in The Further, before [Parker Crane] possessed Josh attempted to kill Dalton, a part of Parker’s soul that wasn’t drenched in torment and sin reached out through Dalton to Elise, and by guidance by Elise, he opened the door of the room which real Josh was trapped in to have Elise kill his mother destroying the memories of her, freeing his spirit, in turn removing himself from real Josh’s body. As Dalton succeeded in finding his father and Carl, he brought them and himself back to their bodies. Carl then succeeded in removing all memory of the gift to travel to The Further from Dalton and Josh through hypnosis, and Elise teamed up with Specs and Tucker (they just didn’t know she was there) to help spirits crossover. The next film was a prequel to the first film: Taking place with a broken family who was struggling after the death of Lilly Brenner. Quinn [the daughter of Lilly] tried calling out to her mother (which is a big no no according to Elise) which in turn called out to ALL the spirits [that’s why it’s a no no]. Elise was called in to help out Quinn (Stefanie Scott) reach out to her mother for her, not finding Lilly, Elise is troubled by sight of Quinn in The Further being kidnapped by “a man who couldn’t breath”. As he had Quinn’s soul captive in The Further, Quinn became weak and close to death and then eventually possessed. Elise then had to travel into The Further to retrieve Quinn’s soul from “the man that cannot breathe” but was unsuccessful. Quinn’s mother then was called out to to intervene and give her daughter the strength she needed to stand up to “the man who couldn’t breath” and get back to her body. Elise having this victory gotten out of her depression/retirement and went into the ghost-hunting business with Specs and Tucker.”

The film franchise with the first three films went on to gross a whopping $357.7 million. The next chapter in the “Insidious” universe will for the first time be directed by Adam Robitel (“The Taking Of Deborah Logan”), written by co-creator and co-creator of SAW Leigh Whannel (who wrote the film series and directed Chapter 3). Jason Blum returns through Blumhouse Productions as the producer. Joining Blum as producer will be Oren Peli, and co-creator of the Insidious franchise and director of the smash hit The Conjuring and the upcoming The Conjuring 2’ James Wan. Acting as exec. producer will be Steven Schneider, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Charles Layton.

As of right now the film is being financed and will be internationally distributed by Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions.

Take a look at this video posted by Blumhouse

Sources: Variety, Deadline

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