It can be a rather daunting task to take over a horror series that has established a following for itself like INSIDIOUS. However, if there was anyone equipped to be handed the reins from the departing James Wan, it’d be Leigh Whannell, who penned the screenplays for the first two films. However, stepping behind the camera for the first time, Whannell faced a tall order in maintaining the legacy of this franchise while also operating within the parameters he himself set for the Further in taking the prequel route for CHAPTER 3.
When I spoke to Whannell a few weeks back after going through the INSIDIOUS 4D Experience, we chatted about those challenges he would have to tackle head-on for this next entry, in addition to his thoughts on the popularity of the possession/haunted house sub-genre that is dominating horror as of late. Enjoy.