Arts & Entertainment

‘Insidious’ saga wraps up with 5th installment directed by lead actor Patrick Wilson

New York, Jul 6 (EFE).- The fifth and final installment in the Insidious horror film saga, set to premiere this weekend in theaters across the United States, serves as a direct sequel to the second film and marks the directorial debut of Patrick Wilson, who also reprises his starring role in the series.

The 50-year-old American first-time director takes the baton from renowned horror filmmaker James Wan in “Insidious: The Red Door,” which revisits the story of the Lambert family and takes place 10 years after the events of “Insidious: Chapter 2.”

Referring to the decision-making process of a filmmaker, Wilson described “shaping a scene, shaping the scares (in a horror movie) … cutting that, maybe that doesn’t work there, lets put that there.”

He also told Efe that in prepping the scenes he used children’s toys to help with the visualization process.

“I’ve never said this, in all the interviews I’ve done … I had these G.I. Joe action figures. And I would use them to set up scenes and sort of understand where the camera was going to be,” Wilson said. “So, yeah, a lot of action figures came into play.”

In the fifth installment in the franchise, the focus shifts from Josh Lambert (Wilson) to that character’s now adult son, Dalton Lambert (played once again by Ty Simpkins).

Josh, who has divorced Renai (Rose Byrne), is trying to patch together a relationship with Dalton and accompanies him to the university where he will purse art studies, a discipline that will cause him to relive certain traumas of the past.

The paths of father and son end up converging anew as they are both tormented once again by demons from The Further, the Insidious saga’s terrifying supernatural dimension.

Also reprising their roles from the first and second installments are Byrne, Andrew Astor (in the role of Foster Lambert, Dalton’s brother) and Lin Shaye (as demonologist Elise Rainier), while Sinclair Daniel appears in the franchise for the first time as Dalton’s new inseparable friend.

Wilson, who has earned the nickname the “scream king” for his numerous roles in horror films, told Efe that he had to engage in a “balancing act” in managing his duties as an actor and first-time director.

While insisting he still loves acting after three decades working on stage and for the big screen, he added that directing “has a whole different set of job requirements.”

“Film is a director and editor media. It is,” Wilson said. “The production part of filming was amazing, working with the actors and everybody else, but the whole movie is made after that.”

“So there’s like three stages of movie making. Acting is only one part of it. Acting, you act in your movie for a few weeks or a few months or whatever, then you go away (and) we’ll see you at the premiere.” EFE

“Insidious: The Red Door” will have a theater run starting Friday before it heads to the streaming services.


Related Articles

Back to top button