New ‘Insidious’ Film Confirmed as Sony Sets August 2025 Release Date

A new entry in the “Insidious” franchise has been set for the theaters. The next installment of the Blumhouse Productions horror property, co-produced by Screen Gems, has been added to Sony’s theatrical slate, with the studio dating the film for an Aug. 29, 2025 release.

No further details on the project were disclosed, including whether series regulars such as Patrick Wilson and Leigh Whannell would be involved. The newly announced feature is different from “Thread: An Insidious Tale,” an in-universe series spin-off that was first reported on by Deadline in May 2023 and is said to star Mandy Moore and Kumail Nanjiani, with Jeremy Slater attached to write and direct.

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Barring no other “Insidious” installments releasing before this newly announced one, this would mark the sixth entry in the horror franchise and the first since last year’s “Insidious: The Red Door,” which saw actors Patrick Wilson and Ty Simpkins return to the series and Wilson stepping behind the camera for his feature directorial debut. That fifth entry was a bright spot at the summer box office, grossing $82 million domestically and $189 million worldwide against a slim production budget of $16 million.

Since launching in 2010 with director James Wan, the “Insidious” franchise has collectively grossed more than $730 million globally. While the series has played musical chairs over the years with distributors, moving from FilmDistrict to Focus Features to Universal to Sony, Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions has been behind every installment, co-producing with various other production banners. Screen Gems returns for this new entry after joining for “Insidious: The Red Door.”

Ahead of the release of “The Red Door,” Blum gave an interview with DiscussingFilm in which he teased a lengthy hiatus for the series, saying that that fifth entry “is going to be the last we’re going to see of ‘Insidious’ for a while” and that “It may not be a forever rest, but it’s certainly going to be a very long rest. … There’s not a plan — as there has been with every prior ‘Insidious’ movie — there’s no current plan in place for number six.” If Sony’s new date holds steady, that period of dormancy will have spanned just 25 months.

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