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Insert Scream Here: My Favorite Scenes in Horror Episode 6

?This week in Insert Scream Here, we’re giving you two episodes Insidious Chapter 2 is arriving on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD this month and in anticipation of this debut, episodes five and six of ISH look at two of my favorite scenes from Insidious with a special holiday-themed sneak peek at Insidious Chapter 2.

The focus of ISH is to look at some of my personal favorite moments in horror.

Insert Scream Here: My Favorite Scenes in Horror Episode 5

?This week in Insert Scream Here, we’re giving you two episodes Insidious Chapter 2 is arriving on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD this month and in anticipation of this debut, episodes five and six of ISH look at two of my favorite scenes from Insidious with a special holiday-themed sneak peek at Insidious Chapter 2.

Blumhouse, ABC to Team for Haunted House Series

ABC has ordered up an unscripted pilot centered around haunted houses, reports The Hollywood Reporter. The network is teaming Blumhouse Productions on this endeavor, however, no further details were revealed about the project.

Blumhouse previously collaborated with ABC on The River. Mike Darnell of Warner Bros. TV will oversee the project as well. Of course, we’ll bring you more details as they come in.

Insidious Web Series Spin-Off Begins With Specs & Tucker

FilmDistrict introduced to fans of Insidious and Insidious Chapter 2 a new web series rooted in the world of the two films.  After the jump, check out episode one of the “Specs and Tucker” series featuring Leigh Whannell and Angus Sampson.  The description of the first episode goes like this: “Watch Specs and Tucker explore the paranormal before they met the Lamberts.”

A Third Insidious is Coming

Entertainment One (eOne), FilmDistrict, and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) announced today that together they will be developing the third chapter of the micro-budgeted “Insidious” film franchise which Leigh Whannell has signed on to write. Whannell has written both Insidious and Insidious Chapter 2, which just had a stellar first weekend release in North America debuting to more than $40 million at the box office making it one of the largest horror genre openings ever and one of the biggest openings for a film released in the month of September. Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions, which produced both Insidious and Insidious Chapter 2, is producing the next installment along with Oren Peli. Steven Schneider, Brian Kavanaugh Jones, Peter Schlessel, Lia Buman and Xavier Marchand are executive producing.

Updated: Insidious Chapter 2 Slays Friday Box Office

Update: The film has taken in $41 million during its opening weekend.

The Friday numbers are in for James Wan’s Insidious Chapter 2 and it looks like the sequel took in an estimated $20.1 million.

Box office analysts are saying the film is on track to gross between $40-42 million for the weekend, taking into account that its performance will drop a tad after the Friday the 13th release.  It’s possible it may surpass the opening weekend gross of Wan’s other 2013 release, The Conjuring, which grossed $41.8 million.

Insidious Chapter 2 Featurette Focuses on the Masters of Scare

In anticipation of Insidious Chapter 2’s September 13th release, FilmDistrict has released a new featurette entitled “Masters of Scare.”

Director and writer James Wan and Leigh Whannell chat about the film and the craft of delivering the scares.

The sequel picks up immediately where the first film left off and follows the haunted Lambert family as they seek to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.

Insidious Double-Feature to Hit Select Theaters

FilmDistrict is playing it classy and smart.  

The company has announced that it will bring “The Ultimate Insidious Experience” to select theaters – which means a one-night event in which you can watch Insidious and Insidious Chapter 2 back to back.

Insidious! Chucky! A Halloween Horror Nights 2013 Video Sneak Peek!

Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood  (official site) held a special press event this morning at Universal Studios previewing the creeps, ghouls and maniacs that will be haunting visitors this fall season.

If you’ve followed our coverage for HHN in previous years, you know the drill.  A press event like this is always held to kick things off before they allow us to check out some of the mazes in the coming weeks.

Today’s presentation offered a look at some of the masks and costumes that are going to be utilized while make-up FX artists performed demonstrations on volunteers who wanted to be transformed into zombies and other creatures.

Creative director John Murdy kicked off the preview, talking a bit about the mazes coming to HHN this year.  They include: The Walking Dead – No Safe Haven, Evil Dead, Insidious – Into the Further, Black Sabbath 13 3D, El Cucuy – The Boogeyman and Universal Monsters Remix: Resurrection.  Head inside for some video from the event – or visit our Twitter page for pics!

Even More Insidious Chapter 2 Images Materialize

Ready for another trip into The Further?  Insidious Chapter 2 is on the way, opening in theaters September 13th, and we’ve got a sneak peek of the sequel via a handful of new images.

The sequel picks up immediately where the first film left off and follows the haunted Lambert family as they seek to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.

Head inside for our photo gallery!

Confirmed: Halloween Horror Nights to Welcome Insidious

We first told you in mid-July that Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights was developing a maze based on Insidious this Halloween season and, this weekend, the organizers have confirmed Insidious: Into the Further will transport guests to a dark realm where malevolent souls and demonic entities exist in the tormented existence of their past lives at Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood.

Based on the 2010 horror thriller Insidious and the upcoming sequel Insidious: Chapter 2, the haunted attraction joins the highly-anticipated line up of terrifying mazes at the award-winning Halloween event, opening September 20th.

Featurette Released for James Wan’s Insidious Chapter 2

In anticipation of Insidious Chapter 2’s release, FilmDistrict has released a featurette about the sequel opening September 13th.

The sequel picks up immediately where the first film left off and follows the haunted Lambert family as they seek to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.

Head inside for the featurette.  If the player doesn’t work (good ol’ MSN), click here.

Insidious Chapter 2 Gets a Strange, Awkward Promo on Pretty Little Liars

Insidious Chapter 2 received a peculiar bit of promotion last night that shows studios are trying new avenues to garner awareness for their films.

In last night’s episode of Pretty Little Liars, on ABC Family, two characters are watching TV when a commercial for Insidious Chapter 2 comes on and…they begin to discuss film!  

Lucy Hale’s Aria reveals she saw the first James Wan-directed film twice and, in regards to the sequel, “This one looks even more terrifying.”  So, forget the usual commercials – advertising is being worked into the actual dialogue of the shows you like to watch!

Surely because Aria thinks it looks terrifying, Pretty Little Liars’ viewers will race out to see the movie now, too, right?  Very, very strange promotion.

You can check out a clip inside (courtesy of our pal Annette!).

Eerie Theater Lobby Display for Insidious Chapter 2

Inside, check out a cool new theater lobby display for Insidious Chapter 2 that we spied last night while hitting a screening.

The James Wan-directed sequel opens on Friday, September 13th and picks up immediately where the first film left off, following the haunted Lambert family as they seek to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.