And Then a Cat Jumps Out: In Defense of Horror Movie Jump Scares

by Jacob Hall June 5, 2015 @ 12:35 PM
Any horror movie fan can tell you about this scene. A character, whether it be the blank-faced heroine or the ill-fated, bumbling cop, is investigating a noise. Or they’re searching for their friend/partner who said they would be right back and then weren’t. As they conduct a seemingly monotonous search, the film’s sound design goes silent. The score slips away. It’s quiet. Too quiet. Something bad is going to happen. The film is telegraphing something horrible. Something big! And then a cat suddenly leaps out of the darkness with a vicious “meeerow!” because that’s what cats do in horror movies.

10 Frightening Facts You Might Not Know About ‘Insidious’

by ScreenCrush Staff June 1, 2015 @ 11:56 AM
Insidious, the 2010 horror movie from director James Wan, made almost $100 million and has spawned a trilogy of films. But, the original was shot with a budget of just $1.5 million and produced in just three weeks! That’s just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which takes a trip into The Further with Insidious!

'Insidious: Chapter 3' Trailer: Yep, That's Definitely an 'Insidious' Movie

by Jacob Hall October 23, 2014 @ 12:00 PM
Although original director James Wan has left the franchise to move onto a little movie called 'Fast and Furious 7,' the 'Insidious: Chapter 3' trailer shows that this awesomely bonkers horror franchise is still in good hands. Series screenwriter Leigh Whannell is now in the director's chair and he definitely seems to have picked up a thing or two from his old collaborator.

'Insidious 3' First Look: Visit the Set of the Upcoming Horror Prequel

by Nick Romano July 22, 2014 @ 3:43 PM
Focus Features
Focus Features announced today that the latest installment of the 'Insidious' franchise, 'Insidious 3,' has officially commenced with production. However, while cast members Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson and Mr. Whannell are reprising their roles from the previous films, this next chapter is not a continuation -- it's a prequel!

'Insidious 3' Is Dated for April 2015

by Damon Houx November 18, 2013 @ 7:13 PM
The new studio model for sequels is to call your release date before you have a cast or crew, and often before you have a script. The latest film to get dated ahead of anything else substantial is ',' which production company FilmDistrict previously announced would be happening after '' opened to $41 million.