Lin Shaye doesn’t think Insidious 5 is going to happen

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

Throughout 2019, INSIDIOUS franchise star Lin Shaye seemed quite positive that we were going to see an INSIDIOUS 5. First she said, "they have a story for that and it is very different". Although the script hadn't been written, she felt that it would probably happen "in the next year or so". She even hinted that series co-creator James Wan was interested in checking in with the Lambert family from the first two films. But now Shaye has lost that positivity.

Shaye is the guest on the latest episode of The Production Meeting Podcast, and when she was asked if she thinks she'll have the chance to play INSIDIOUS character Elise Rainier again, she said, 

No, I think she's over. … There was some idea (for INSIDIOUS 5), actually James at one point said he had an outline for #5 which would have probably gone back to the original family, which I thought was a great idea. But Elise's story is pretty much done. They told my story. I would be in The Further if it happened. I don't think they'll do another."

Time is an issue, as far as she is concerned. Even though INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY just came out in 2018, she doesn't seem to think another sequel will be able to go into production until too much time has passed between films. So the solution may be to wait even longer – until 

so much time passed that people will embrace having another episode of it."

Still, she ends the INSIDIOUS talk by saying, 

I think it's done."

So if you're an INSIDIOUS fan who has been anxiously hoping to hear some INSIDIOUS 5 news, it doesn't sound like you should expect to hear anything about it any time soon, if ever. Which is really strange, because THE LAST KEY was the biggest worldwide hit of the franchise, pulling in around $170 million at the global box office on a budget of $10 million.

Source: The Production Meeting

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