With Darren Lynn Bousman's Abattoir hitting theaters, VOD, and Digital HD on December 9th, Daily Dead had the great pleasure of speaking with the legendary Lin Shaye about her role in the film, and in addition to talking about the haunted house thriller (stay tuned for the full interview), Shaye also shared some intriguing details about the anticipated return of Elise Rainier in the upcoming Insidious: Chapter 4.

Shaye told Daily Dead that the timeline of Insidious: Chapter 4 will begin shortly after the conclusion of Chapter 3:

"In general, it goes back to Elise’s beginnings. And you also meet Elise at a very different point in her life. It takes place right after the end of Chapter 3, when she walks off with Specs and Tucker and they’re starting their company, Spectral Sightings, and they are now living at her home. They’re like her two sons, her two bad sons [laughs]."

Shaye also discussed how Chapter 4 will explore Elise's past and introduce viewers to her family:

"So it starts out in a very jovial, happy place and then goes downhill from there [laughs]. And 'downhill' meaning 'uphill,' though. It’s a fantastic story and it took me back into what made Elise who she is. You meet my family, my mother, my father—we go back to my hometown, which is in New Mexico. And so that’s where this takes place and her quest to find the bad guy that’s been haunting her. It’s a really wonderful story. I think the fans will really, really enjoy it. And it’s scary on levels they’re not going to expect."

Shaye mentioned that Insidious: Chapter 4 screenwriter and co-star Leigh Whannell had a unique creative process for writing the new film:

"It was a fantastic script. Leigh Whannell, who’s written all of them, he really worked so hard on this. He actually went to a big, giant stone house in Spain, that was in the middle of nowhere, to write and be inspired."

Produced by Jason Blum, Oren Peli and James Wan, and directed by Adam Robitel (The Taking of Deborah Logan), Insidious: Chapter 4 stars Shaye as Elise Rainier, Angus Sampson as Tucker, Leigh Whannell as Specs, Josh Stewart, and Bruce Davison.

Fans can re-enter The Further when Insidious: Chapter 4 is released in theaters on October 20th, 2017, courtesy of Universal Pictures and Blumhouse. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more details.

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