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Biz Break: 'Insidious' Will Require Another Chapter In Order To Properly Take Your Money. Er, I Mean Scare You.

By Jodi Smith | Industry | September 17, 2013 |

By Jodi Smith | Industry | September 17, 2013 |

I haven’t seen Insidious Chapter 2, so I can’t speak as to the efficacy of the scares found in the film. All I know is that people went apesh*t for it on Friday the 13th, making it the number one movie with $41 million. Of course this means that studios want to pump out another version of the successful movie, slap a sequel number on it, and toss it into theaters. I would like it if studios would see innovative horror movie premises doing well and choose to seek out other stories that subvert or surprise the stale horror genre.

In any case, Leigh Whannell will be writing the third movie in the trilogy but director James Wan doesn’t seem to be keen on returning to the director’s chair.

Speaking of wanting to set things on fire, the Terminator reboot has been moved to July 1, 2015. Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World) will be directing the sequel to McG’s Terminator: Salvation. T:S is awesome…if you watch it with Rifftrax.


Laurie Holden (The Walking Dead) has joined Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels in Dumb and Dumber To. It seems that Lloyd and Harry are traveling together again to track down an illegitimate child one fathered and ask it for a kidney. Yup. Holden will play Adele Pichlow, a woman who is poisoning her husband (Steve Tom) and plans to also kill her step-daughter (Rachel Melvin) in order to run off with the family’s handyman.


I don’t think the Farrelly Brothers can recapture the perfection of Dumb and Dumber. It would be like bringing that rare white owl back to life or re-attaching Petey’s head to his neck. Nigh impossible.

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Jodi Smith is a Senior Reporter, Film & Television at Pajiba. You can email her or follow her on Twitter.