Well, this is certainly something that could pique the interest of horror hounds. Yes, as the title suggests, there could well be a crossover movie between the Insidious and Sinister franchises.
Both series have been produced by Jason Blum and his Blumhouse banner, and the two franchises have proven to be hugely profitable due to their relatively low cost and significantly larger returns. And now, Blum himself has discussed the possibility of bringing these two properties together.
Speaking to CinePop, Blum explained, “We almost did Insidious and Sinister… and I still feel like we might do that. So I think so. I think we’re gonna cross our worlds at some point. I don’t know how yet, but we’re gonna try.”
To give an idea of the profitability of these properties, 2012’s Sinister cost just $3 million but brought home nearly $78 million at the global box office, while its 2015’s follow-up took home $53 million from a $10 million budget. Insidious is a far more impressive franchise where profit margins are concerned, mind, with the first three films having took home just over $370 million from a combined budget of just $16.5 million. At present, Insidious: The Last Key is on release across the globe, with its current take-home sitting at $50 million from a $10 million budget.
The point being, while these films don’t necessarily take home $200 million hauls each time, the relatively low cost of making them means that follow-ups are always an appealing option given the strong percentage of profit that can be made.
Only last year, Blum was talking about how we could well get a fifth Insidious movie should The Last Key perform well. With that currently having made five times its budget despite yet to be released in certain markets (including the UK, where we get the film this Friday), chances are that the Lin Shaye-headlined The Last Key will do more than enough to justify another movie for those at Blumhouse.
Of course, how an Insidious and Sinister crossover would come to be remains to be seen, but the prospect of Shaye’s Elise – not to mention Leigh Whannell’s Specs and Angus Sampson’s Tucker – battling Bughuul is one that certainly has our attention.
As ever, expect more on all of this if and when it develops further.