Insidious 5 release date, cast, story, and more

Patrick Wilson's horror movie franchise will return for more scares, and here's everything we know about the Insidious 5 release date

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What is the Insidious 5 release date? The hugely successful horror movie franchise started back in 2010, with the king of creepiness, James Wan, at the helm. Now, with a fifth instalment of the Insidious story on the way, the original movie’s leading man, Patrick Wilson, is set to take over the director’s chair for his directorial debut.

While the previous horror movie in the series, Insidious: The Last Key, received pretty poor reviews, it actually made a killer profit at the box office and was the highest-grossing Insidious movie to date. When a movie makes $168m against a reported budget of just $10m, a sequel will happen whether critics like it or not.

So, will Patrick Wilson’s directorial skills help to steer the horror series back on track after a couple of lacklustre prequels? Who will be in Insidious 5? What is the Insidious 5 release date? And is there a trailer to satisfy our spooky cravings in the meantime? Never fear, The Digital Fix is here, and we have ventured into The Further to give you all the answers you need.

What is the Insidious 5 release date?

Insidious 5 will be released on July 7, 2023. The fifth instalment, titled Insidious: Fear the Dark, was first announced back in October 2020.

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Although Jason Blum announced the film would be released in 2022, shooting didn’t begin until Spring 2022. The Covid-19 pandemic caused these delays.

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What is the Insidious 5 plot?

Insidious 5 will take place ten years after the events of the second movie. The conclusion of that instalment saw Josh (Wilson), and his son Dalton (Ty Simpkins) being hypnotised in order to rid them of the horrible memories of The Further and the demons they encountered.

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Speaking to Deadline, Wilson explained the next Insidious film will explore the question: “What does that do to a family after ten years?” He went on to tease more questions that are set to be answered in Insidious 5, such as “After so long, are we still hypnotised? What does that do to your marriage? And then what does that do for a father and son relationship?”

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We also have an official plot synopsis for Insidious 5, which you can read below.

“Set ten years after the end of Insidious 2, Josh Lambert (Patrick Wilson) heads east to drop his son Dalton (Ty Simpkins) off at an idyllic, ivy-covered university. However, Dalton’s college dream becomes a nightmare when the repressed demons of his past suddenly return to haunt them both.”

So it is safe to say that Insidious 5 will focus on the fallout of the family’s trauma and the possible fractured relationships this has caused over time. Dalton has gone to college and has to adjust to that new environment, while Josh and his wife Renai (Rose Byrne) obviously have some stuff to figure out themselves.

Aside from the general human drama elements, it wouldn’t be an Insidious movie without another trip to The Further, and we are expecting to see the Lipstick-Face Demon or the Bride in Black show up in the spirit realm once again.

Insidious 5: who is in the cast?

Who’s in the Insidious 5 cast

Fans can rest easy because Patrick Wilson will be back as Josh Lambert, and he’s directing as well.

A quick scout of the movie’s IMDb page tells us that Ty Simpkins will also return as Dalton Lambert, albeit now ten years older and having been to college. As Wilson mentioned, the father and son relationship between his character, and Simpkins’ character, will be a big focus of Insidious 5.

It would appear that, despite her death in the first Insidious movie, Lin Shaye will also show up once again in Insidious 5 as Elise. The actress has been in every one of the Insidious movies so far and will return again, most likely as a ghost in The Further.

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Aside from this, we also know that Rose Byrne is back, and additional cast members include the likes of Sinclair Daniel, AJ Dyer, Hiam Abbass and Peter Dager.

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Insidious 5 trailer speculation

As it stands, there is no official trailer for Insidious 5. However, with the Insidious 5 release date now coming in less than a year away, it’s getting more and more likely that the first teaser will drop any day now. So, keep your eyes peeled, and we’ll be here to keep you up to date when the trailer does drop.

For now, that’s all we know about Insidious 5, but as we learn more details about the next chapter in the frightful franchise, we will keep you in the loop. You can catch the first and third Insidious movies on streaming service Netflix currently, while Insidious 2 and Insidious 4 are available for a fee on Prime Video.

In the meantime, why not check out our guides to Patrick Wilson’s other horror series, The Conjuring movies, or catch up on the best horror movies on Netflix? If you want to know more about all the spooky films coming this year, check out our list of all the new movies out in 2023, or alternatively you can take a look at our picks for the best movies of all time.