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'Insidious: Chapter 3': EW preview

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Matt Kennedy

STARRING Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Lin Shaye

DIRECTED BY Leigh Whannell

RATED PG-13

RELEASE DATE June 5

Lin Shaye’s ghoulie-battling medium died in 2011’s Insidious, then returned as a ghost in the 2013 sequel. Now she’s back for a third go-round—and this time, she’s breathing. What gives? Insidious 3 is a prequel. “It’s set waaaay back in 2008!” writer-director Leigh Whannell says. The film chronicles the woes of a teenage girl haunted by a fresh paranormal being (Michael Reid MacKay). Creepy fact: MacKay appeared in Se7en as the man who was killed for the sin of sloth, and Whannell based his Insidious character on the killer from David Fincher’s 1995 classic. “I said to myself, ‘What if Kevin Spacey’s John Doe came back as a ghost?’”