Focus Features, Entertainment One (eOne), Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA), and Blumhouse Productions announced today that Insidious Chapter 3 has begun production in Los Angeles. Leigh Whannell, co-creator of the terrifying horror franchise, is writing and directing the new movie.

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To commemorate the start of production of the series' newest chapter, Focus is launching a sweepstakes on the official Insidious Facebook (CLICK HERE) and Twitter (CLICK HERE) pages. Insidious buffs and fans will have the chance to win a trip for two to Los Angeles to visit the set of Insidious Chapter 3. The contest begins on Tuesday, July 22nd, and ends on Friday, July 25th. The contest's complete official rules can be accessed at: CLICK HERE.

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Insidious Chapter 3 stars Dermot Mulroney and Stefanie Scott alongside Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, and Mr. Leigh Whannell, with the latter trio reprising their roles from the first two movies in the franchise.

In Insidious Chapter 3, a twisted new tale of terror begins for a teenage girl and her family, predating the haunting of the Lambert family in the earlier movies and revealing more mysteries of the otherworldly realm The Further.

Focus Features will release Insidious Chapter 3 domestically nationwide on Friday, May 29th, 2015. eOne will distribute the picture in Canada, U.K., and Spain; and Sony will distribute the picture in the rest of the world. Jason Blum of Blumhouse, who produced both previous movies in the series, is producing the next installment with returning producer Oren Peli and franchise co-creator James Wan, who directed the two earlier films written by Mr. Whannell with story by Mr. Wan and Mr. Whannell. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Steven Schneider, Charles Layton, and Xavier Marchand are executive-producing Insidious Chapter 3.

Insidious, released in 2011, and Insidious Chapter 2, released in 2013, grossed a combined $257 million worldwide.

B. Alan Orange