An Insidious Spin-Off Movie Is in the Works

If you’re a fan of the Insidious movies, I’ve got some great news for you. Not only are we getting the fifth entry in the franchise in a bit over a month, but according to a new report from Deadline, a spin-off is also in the works. That’s right, Insidious is going to become a Conjuring-style cinematic universe, and the first film outside the main series will be called Thread: An Insidious Tale.

The movie is going to star Mandy Moore and Kumail Nanjiani, and they’ll be playing a husband and wife who cast a spell to travel back in time. They want to prevent the death of their young daughter, but as you can probably guess, the couple’s foray into the occult has some very dark consequences.

Beyond that, we’re pretty much entirely in the dark about the film’s plot, but for what it’s worth, I think the premise is pretty cool. The time travel element makes this sound very much like an Insidious movie rather than just another paint-by-numbers Conjuring rip-off, but it’s still open-ended enough that the story will probably be free to carve out its own niche in the franchise. It’s the best of both worlds, and given how little we know about the film, that’s about all we can ask for at this point.

A man with a demon behind him

On top of that brief plot synopsis, Deadline also tells us that Thread: An Insidious Tale is going to be written and directed by Jeremy Slater, and if I’m being honest, I have to admit that this part of the report is a bit of a mixed bag. Slater has worked on some cool stuff, like The Umbrella Academy and Moon Knight, but he’s also been involved with his fair share of misses, like the 2015 stinkers The Lazarus Effect and Fantastic Four.

So while I can’t say that I’m sure Thread: An Insidious Tale is going to be good, I think there’s reason to be optimistic. We’re just going to have to wait and see how it turns out, and at this point, we’re not sure how long that wait is going to be. The movie doesn’t have a release date yet, but when we here at Horror Obsessive hear about it, we’ll be sure to let you all know.

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Written by JP Nunez

JP Nunez is a lifelong horror fan. From a very early age, he learned to love monsters, ghosts, and all things spooky, and it's still his favorite genre today.

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