This trailer is pretty creepy, but relies a lot on jump scares instead of filling you in on any details for the plot. We know it’s a prequel, but that’s about it. While this isn’t necessarily a bad thing for a horror movie teaser trailer, I would have liked to see more story than basic scare tactics. Insidious landed fans by engaging audiences in a story with characters they enjoyed, without relying solely on jump scares as so many other horror films do. I’m hoping Chapter 3 doesn’t flip the script on that.
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.
Insidious: Chapter 3 hits theaters on May 29, 2015.