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By James Whittington, Wednesday 3rd June 2015
Insidious: Chapter 3 is the new movie in the terrifying horror series and has been written and directed by franchise co-creator Leigh Whannell.
The film is set years before the haunting of the Lambert family, and a girl named Elise who battles with spirits from The Further, in Insidious and Insidious: Chapter 2.
We have been lucky enough to chat to Leigh Whannell about this much anticipated chiller so click below for the full interview and look out for Insidious: Chapter 3 in cinemas from June 5th.
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