Film Review: 'Insidious: Chapter 3' "Insidious: Chapter 3" hits theaters today and is the latest installment in the hit low budget horror franchise. Directed by Leigh Whannell, writer of the first two movies, it is a prequel to the previous films. It shows how Lin Shaye's character, Elise Rainier, came to meet Specs and Tucker and the trio dealing with their first haunting together.