10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Insidious Film Franchise

Four scary films, so many interesting facts.

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Back in 2010 a little film called Insidious hit the silver screen and terrified people worldwide. It set the template for a new generation of horrors, and solidified James Wan as a bonafide Master of Horror in the process. The first film was such a success it spawned three more movies, and with rumours of more on the way, there will be plenty Insidious for years to come. From one small horror to an unlikely franchise, Insidious has been the gift that's kept on giving to the horror community.

There are many things to love about the Insidious franchise. There's the superbly framed direction, the hauntingly jarring score, and a litany of ghoulish faces and demonic entities you wouldn't want to meet in a darkened room. Now, that's all the stuff that you do know, but what about the stuff that you don't?

That means it's time to buckle up as we take a look at the 10 things you didn't know about the Insidious franchise.


10. Insidious: Chapter 2 Was Partly Filmed At A Supposedly Haunted Hospital

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Films are shot everywhere, whether it be on studio lots or on location. Location shoots help give an authenticity to proceedings, whereas studio lots allow for creativity and adjustment on the fly. It goes to figure then that because there are a number of scenes that take place within a hospital in Insidious: Chapter 2, that they would shoot on location at Linda Vista Community Hospital.

What makes this location shoot interesting is that Linda Vista Hospital was an abandoned hospital that was closed in 1991, and is rumoured to be haunted. Insidious isn't the only horror to be filmed at this hospital, as it has also seen horror films such as The Lords of Salem and Boo filmed there as well.

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