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THE GODMOTHER OF HORROR: Lin Shaye Discusses Her Amazing Career!


Over the past three decades, Lin Shaye has established herself as a familiar face to film fans around the globe. Instantly recognizable from her outstanding work in the industry. She has kept us laughing with roles in comedy classics such as ‘There’s Something About Mary’ and ‘Kingpin.’ Most notably, she has appeared in countless genre flicks over the years, including ‘The Signal,’ ‘Snakes On A Plane,’ ‘2001 Maniacs,’ ‘Critters’ and ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’, just to name a few. Her hard work in the horror industry and impact on the genre was acknowledged by Fangoria as they honored her with the title of “The Godmother of Horror” at Wizard World Comic Con in Philadelphia on Mother’s Day weekend.

Her role as Elise Rainier in the ‘Insidious’ franchise is one of her most undeniably powerful roles to date. This summer, Shaye returns to the role of the gifted psychic heroine, in the latest installment of the beloved horror franchise with ‘Insidious: Chapter 3. The new movie in the terrifying horror series, is written and directed by franchise co-creator Leigh Whannell. The film is set years before the haunting of the Lambert family, and Elise’s battles with spirits from The Further, in Insidious and Insidious: Chapter 2. In the prequel, teenaged aspiring actress Quinn Brenner (Stefanie Scott) senses that her late mother is trying to contact her, and seeks out a gifted psychic – Elise. Elise feels protective of sensitive Quinn, but tragedy in Elise’s past has left her reluctant to use her abilities. Soon a shocking accident leaves Quinn recuperating at home, as her widowed father Sean (Dermot Mulroney) struggles to hold his family together. Then Quinn is attacked in her bedroom by a malevolent supernatural entity, and Sean pleads with Elise to help. Wrestling with her faith and sense of purpose, Elise summons her powers to contact the dead – with support from two new acquaintances, unlicensed parapsychologists Tucker (Angus Sampson) and Specs (Leigh Whannell). Forced to venture deep into The Further to protect Quinn, Elise soon finds herself facing off against the most ruthless enemy she has ever encountered: a demon with an insatiable craving for human souls.

Jeremy Morrison, long-time host of the Acid Pop Cult Podcast, takes Icon Vs. Icon’s readers on a guided tour Into the Further with Lin Shaye! The duo discuss Lin’s amazing journey in the entertainment industry, the secrets to her success, the experience of being on of the driving forces behind the ‘Insidious’ franchise, what the future may hold for her and much more! It is an in-depth interview that’s not to be missed!  

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