Halloween season may be over, but it looks like horror season has been extended this year with one of the most anticipated horror sequels on the horizon. Insidious: the last key, the fourth installment of the horror fan favorite insidious series will be hitting theaters January 5th, and fans are already excited.
A look into the further
The movie promised a lot of creepy imagery in its first trailer, with one especially haunting demon that has keys instead of fingers, hence the movie name. Insidious: the last key takes us deeper into the world of Elise Rainier, the demonologist and supernatural specialist who first appeared in a supporting role the series’s first and second installment, then went on to star as a lead in the prequel Insidious: chapter 3. Elise goes back to her old family home to fight off entities terrorizing the residents.
The movie takes us back to ‘the further’: the purgatory dimension that houses evil lost spirits, and we seemingly go deeper into the horrible trademark dimension of the insidious series to watch Elise Rainier fight off the invading entities and defend her family home.
While the first trailer took its time building the tension and giving us a look into the movie’s dark mood, the second trailer cashed on the intriguing demon imagery that got fans excited in the first trailer.
In the second trailer, we see more of the key fingered demon, and our heart beats follow the quick cuts between every scary demonic image and the next. If the trailer is an indication, we will be looking at a lot of jump scares in this one.
In the insidious franchise timeline, Insidious: the last key takes place before the first and second movies (Insidious and Insidious: Chapter 2), but after the third insidious movie (Insidious: Chapter 3), which served as a prequel for the first two.
Insidious dream team
While the last insidious movie was met with less success than its predecessors, this upcoming movie already shows a lot of potential. It is produced by he series’s production company Blumhouse, which produced all past insidious movies, and which enjoyed a lot of success in 2017 with two very successful movies: Get Out, and Split.
Insidious: the last key is directed by a series new comer, Adam Robitel, who made his directorial debut in 2003 with The Taking of Deborah Logan, and who co-wrote Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension. The movie, however, maintains its original brilliant creative team with Leigh Wannell (Insidious co-creator, saw franchise co-creator and co-writer), James Wan (Insidious co-creator, Saw and The Conjuring and Furious 7 director), Oren Peli (Paranormal activity) and Jason Blum (The Purge, Sinister) as producers. Leigh Wannel (insidious co-creator and Insidious: Chapter 3 director) is the writer, as with all previous installation of the horror franchise.
Insidious: the last key stars Lin Shaye as Elise Rainier, Leigh Whanell as Specs, Anhus Sampson as Tucker, Kirk Acevedo as Ted Garza, and Caitlin Gerard, Spencer Locke Josh Stewart and Tessa Ferre as Rainier family members, and it opens at theaters this upcoming year on 5 January 2018.