“Insidious” and “Sinister” crossover could happen
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Franchise combination for thrillers is not rare in the history of film industry when the audience has witnessed Frankenstein combined with the Wolf Man (1942), Freedy vs. Jason (2003), AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004) or Sadako vs. Kayako (2016).
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At this time, Blumhouse released the fourth installment of Insidious - Insidious: The Last Key. Producer Jason Blum begins talking about the future for the popular horror film brand.
Jason Ferus Blum is both the founder and CEO of Blumhouse Productions is urging his subordinates to create a script that combines the two franchises Insidious and Sinister. Photo: Blumhouse
During an interview with CinePop for The Last Key, Blum had the following to say when asked if we could ever see something like an Insidious / Sinister crossover happen:
"I hope so, I want to. We almost did Insidious and Sinister and I still feel like we might do that, so I think so. I think we're going to cross our worlds at some point. I don't know how yet, but we're going to try."
Insidious is a thriller series debuted in 2011, bringing audiences the otherworldly realm of "The Further" and the adventures of psychic medium Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye). It was not until the latest episode - The Last Key that the public knew more of Elise's tragic past. And the total gross of the four Insidious installments are currently $ 471 million worldwide.
Sinister had two episodes in 2012 and 2015, with total revenue of over $130 million. The film revolves around the battered life of the victims under the evil Bughuul's hand.
The Further has offered many "red doors" through which various demonic entities have infiltrated our realm - it's pretty easy to see how that framework could fit the idea of Bagul traveling between The Further and our world, eventually catching the attention of demonologist team Specs, Tucker, and psychic medium Elise Rainier. In fact, given where the Insidious timeline left things off (with the ghost of Elise spotting a horrible new demonic threat in a young girl's house), it would be simple to flip that ending into the beginning of an Insidious / Sinister crossover.
This would absolutely be one of the creepiest horror movies to hit the shelves, if it ever does take off. The films on their own are enough to give one the chills, so one can only wonder what a crossover like this could bring.
By: Christina Baker