SINISTER, Michael Hall D’Addario, 2012. ©Summit Entertainment/courtesy Everett Collection
King Kong vs. Godzilla, Freddy vs. Jason, Alien vs. Predator, Sadako vs. Kayako… Horror fans have seen their favorite monsters and killers face off to varying results over the years. Matchmaking between two established horror franchises is always a possibility; some would even say an inevitability. A crossover between Insidious and Sinister could be the next horror collision on the horizon.
Insidious (2010) and Sinister (2012) were two of the earliest releases from Blumhouse Productions, a film and television company founded by Jason Blum that specializes in low-budget horror. Insidious took audiences to “The Further,” a purgatory realm where human souls are trapped and tortured. Meanwhile, Sinister introduced us to Bughuul, a serial killing demon with a knack for kidnapping.
While Sinister 2 wasn’t as profitable as the original, the Insidious films are still performing well. Insidious: The Last Key, the fourth installment in the series, hit #2 movie at the domestic box office last weekend, raking in a respectable $29.6 million. A collaborative effort could breathe additional life into both properties.
Jason Blum was asked about the possibilities of this crossover in a recent interview with CinePOP. Blum responded, “I hope so. I want to. We almost did Insidious and Sinister and I still feel like we might do that so, I think so. I think we’re going to cross our worlds at some point. I don’t know how yet but we’re gonna try.”
Whether Blumhouse decides to make a rivalry or a team up remains to be seen. Both could work given the supernatural elements of each property. In either case, I pity the souls of the family that will likely be at the center of it!