First Insidious 3 image reveals film will be a prequel

Insidious: Chapter 3 has released a first official image online, alongside confirmation from Focus Features that the new film will be a prequel.

According to the official blurb, the third instalment will predate the haunting of the Lambert family documented in the first two films, and will set about shedding more light on the nightmarish realm known as The Further.

This time around, it’s a teenage girl and her parents being menaced by things going bump in the night, with Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, and Leigh Whannell all set to reprise their existing roles.

The new image doesn’t give a huge amount away plot-wise, save for a lot of anxious looks, suggesting that things are about to go south rather rapidly.

Written and directed by Whannell and co-starring Dermot Mulroney and Stefanie Scott, Insidious: Chapter 3 will open in the US on 29 May 2015, with a UK date yet to be confirmed.