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Lin Shaye Dishes on Storyline and Setting for Insidious 4!!

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At long last, we have a round of updates regarding timeline and setting for Insidious 4. The updates come courtesy of Daily Dead. The outlet recently spoke with actress Lin Shaye, who plays Elise in the franchise.

Shaye opened up to Daily Dead regarding when and where the fourth installment will pick up in the franchise’s timeline. “In general, it goes back to Elise’s beginnings. And you also meet Elise at a very different point in her life. It takes place right after the end of Chapter 3, when she walks off with Specs and Tucker and they’re starting their company, Spectral Sightings, and they are now living at her home. They’re like her two sons, her two bad sons [laughs].” 

Shaye then elaborated on how the latest installment in the series will introduce us to more of her character’s backstory and exactly who we will be introduced to. “So it starts out in a very jovial, happy place and then goes downhill from there [laughs]. And ‘downhill’ meaning ‘uphill,’ though. It’s a fantastic story and it took me back into what made Elise who she is. You meet my family, my mother, my father—we go back to my hometown, which is in New Mexico. And so that’s where this takes place and her quest to find the bad guy that’s been haunting her. It’s a really wonderful story. I think the fans will really, really enjoy it. And it’s scary on levels they’re not going to expect.”


Insidious: Chapter 4 will be directed by directed by Adam Robitel (The Taking of Deborah Logan). As with previous installments, Leigh Whannell penned the screenplay. James Wan Oren Peli and Jason Blum all returned to produce.

The project will be released 10/20/2017. Whannell previously suggested that this might take place in the time between the third film and the first. And based on  Shaye’s announcement, that sounds to be precisely what is happening.

Stay tuned to the site as more breaks on the fourth chapter in the Insidious franchise.

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Tyler Doupe' is the managing editor at Wicked Horror. He has previously penned for Fangoria Mag, Rue Morgue Mag, FEARnet, Fandango, ConTV, Ranker, Shock Till You Drop, ChillerTV, ComingSoon, and more. He lives with his husband, his dog, and cat hat(s).
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