On June 5th, Insidious: Chapter 3 invades theaters everywhere. This prequel sees writer/co-star Leigh Whannell settling into the director’s chair for the first time ever and taking fans back to where it all started for beloved psychic Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye), as she helps a troubled teenager (Stefanie Scott) terrorized by a dark entity who wants to consume her soul.

At the recent press day, Daily Dead had the opportunity to speak with both Whannell and Shaye about the journey they’ve shared together onscreen (and off) while collaborating on all three Insidious films and how the series has evolved into a showcase for the character of Elise over the years, as well. The duo also chatted about what fans can expect from Insidious: Chapter 3, including how Shaye transforms into Rambo for her performance this time around.

Check out our video interview with Whannell and Shaye below, stay tuned to Daily Dead for our forthcoming review of Insidious: Chapter 3, and look for the horror prequel in theaters this weekend!

In case you missed it, Daily Dead also recently caught up with Insidious: Chapter 3 stars Dermot Mulroney and Stefanie Scott:


"The newest chapter in the terrifying horror series is written and directed by franchise co-creator Leigh Whannell. This chilling prequel, set before the haunting of the Lambert family, reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl (Stefanie Scott) who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity."

The directorial debut of Leigh Whannell (who also wrote the screenplay), Insidious: Chapter 3 stars Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, and Whannell.

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    About the Author - Heather Wixson

    Heather A. Wixson was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, until she followed her dreams and moved to Los Angeles in 2009. A 14-year veteran in the world of horror entertainment journalism, Wixson fell in love with genre films at a very early age, and has spent more than a decade as a writer and supporter of preserving the history of horror and science fiction cinema. Throughout her career, Wixson has contributed to several notable websites, including Fangoria, Dread Central, Terror Tube, and FEARnet, and she currently serves as the Managing Editor for Daily Dead, which has been her home since 2013. She's also written for both Fangoria Magazine & ReMind Magazine, and her latest book project, Monsters, Makeup & Effects: Volume One will be released on October 20, 2021.