Fans of the Insidious franchise will have to wait a bit longer for the next installment. Universal Pictures and Sony Pictures’ Insidious: Chapter 4 is moving from its original October 20 date to January 5, 2018. Instead, Universal will drop Blumhouse’s other horror offering Half to Death on Oct. 20th. The latter was directed by Christopher Landon (Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones).
By moving into the January spot, Insidious: Chapter 4 drops into a spot of a previously announced Untitled Blumhouse horror film. In the fourth in a series, the franchise welcomes series newcomer helmer Adam Robitel (The Taking of Deborah Logan) and also welcomes back Lin Shaye as Dr. Elise Rainier as the parapsychologist faces her most fearsome and personal haunting yet: in her own family home. The film is written by co-creator Leigh Whannell (Saw), who wrote the trilogy and directed Chapter 3; produced by Insidious regulars Jason Blum (The Purge series, Get Out), Oren Peli (Paranormal Activity) and co-creator James Wan (The Conjuring, Furious 7).
Half to Death is an original from Blumhouse about a college student (Jessica Rothe, La La Land) who relives the day of her murder with both its unexceptional details and terrifying end until she discovers her killer’s identity.