Is INSIDIOUS getting a sequel?

Julian Stark

by: Julian Stark
May 31st, 2011

Will INSIDIOUS get a sequel?

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES has broken records internationally and THE HANGOVER, PART II has shattered previously held comedy records. Even so, the year’s most profitable feature is James Wan’s INSIDIOUS, pulling in over $69 million from a $1.5 million budget.

As was the case with PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, another sleeper hit in the horror genre, there are rumblings of a sequel. While nothing is official yet, Shock Till You Dropreveals what one of the film’s producers, Jason Blum, had to say about it:

"I wouldn't say we're not considering it. There's no plan, no release date, nothing like that. I think James feels the same as Oren [Peli]. Oren was very skeptical about doing a sequel to Paranormal Activity until Michael [Perry] pitched an idea and it made sense. If Leigh comes up with a story that's inventive and you feel like there's a story to tell - as opposed to 'let's make another movie and make money' - and he comes up with something James feels is worth making we would do it. And if Leigh doesn't, we won't."

INSIDIOUS is a great horror film with some strong performances and genuinely terrifying moments. However, a sequel could ruin the film’s good name, much like PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2. Let's hope that the idea of a sequel stays just that.

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