Insidious: Chapter 4 has been pushed back until next year, making genre fans wait a little longer for the next part of Elise Rainer’s story.
Deadline reports that the latest film in the franchise has been moved from its 20 October release date to 5 January 2018. Now, that’s not a move that inspires a huge amount of confidence, taking a film from Halloween and moving it to the month that’s traditionally the place where bad horrors go to die, but the site notes that the film has a weekend all to itself on that date, and Blumhouse did have a ridiculous amount of success with M Night Shyamalan’s Split when that was released on 20 January this year.
Insidious: Chapter 4 is directed by Adam Robitel (The Taking Of Deborah Logan), while Leigh Whannell remains on board as writer and star. He’ll be reprising his role as Specs, alongside Angus Sampson as Tucker and the great Lin Shaye as Elise.
The strong supporting cast includes Josh Stewart (The Collector), Tessa Ferrer (Grey’s Anatomy), Jerrika Hinton (Grey’s Anatomy), Bruce Davison (X-Men), Caitlin Gerard (American Crime), Kirk Acevedo (Fringe) and Marcus Henderson (Pete’s Dragon), while brilliant monster performer Javier Botet will be on hand for (presumably) monster performance duties. Plot details are being kept under wraps for now…
Blumhouse isn’t letting that slot going to waste, however. The site reports that Half To Death will move into that 20 October date, directed by Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones and Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse‘s Christopher Landon. In that chiller, “Tree must relive the same day over and over again until she figures out who is trying to kill her and why,” like some kind of nightmarish Groundhog Day.
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