With the fourth installment of the Insidious series recently released in theaters, let’s take this opportunity to look back.
Insidious was the third collaboration between James Wan as director and Leigh Whannell as screenwriter after Saw and Dead Silence. After the difficult studio production of Dead Silence was mainly to the dissatisfaction of Whannell, Insidious should be their first real break from the Saw franchise. Especially for Wan this was a stepping stone to more horror and the building of the Conjuring universe. Whannell also worked diligently in the business, wrote the script for all other Insidious sequels and even directed the third part.