Over the past two years, filmmakers have come to Morristown to shoot political pilot episodes, (Ways and meanswith Patrick Dempsey), dramas (A good personwith Morgan Freeman and Florence Pugh) and comedies (Cocoa, with a cameo from Soprano star John Bianco).
Add horror movies to the list.
A film crew spent a hot Tuesday at the Convent Mews condo complex shooting scenes for the fifth installment of the Insidious series.
Insidious 5 revisits the Lambert family 10 years after the last film, as Dalton enters college, according to IMDb. The family is plagued by a demon from a strange dimension called The Further.
This is the double Tony nominee’s first film Patrick Wilson (The Full Monty, Oklahoma), whose film credits include Moonfall, Watchers and the first Insidious in 2010.
Wilson will also reprise his role as Josh Lambert, reports Screenrant.com.
“I’m honored and thrilled to be leading the next episode of Insidious, which will offer an incredible chance to unpack everything the Lamberts went through ten years ago, as well as face the consequences of their choices.” , Slashfilm.com quoted Wilson as saying in 2020.
“Making the film is both professionally and personally a coming of age moment for me, and I’m immensely grateful to be tasked with continuing to tell this chilling and haunting story. The further we go.
Created by James Wan and Leigh Whannell, the Insidious The series has so far grossed $539 million worldwide, on a total budget of just $26.5 million, per Wikipedia account.
The New Chapter is from Blumhouse Productions, with distribution by Sony Pictures Entertainment, according to IMDb.
Interior scenes were filmed on Tuesday. It was the second day of a five-week shoot in the area, a crew member said.
A few doors down from the shoot, a Convent Mews resident named Carl replied emphatically when asked if she was a fan of horror films: “No, not at all.”
Will she make an exception and watch this one?
“I could,” Carla ventured, “mute and fast forward.”