Review by Monique Thompson
Brilliant parapsychologist Elise Rainier receives a disturbing phone call from a man who claims that his house is haunted. Even more disturbing is the address — 413 Apple Tree Lane in Five Keys, N.M. — the home where Elise grew up as a child. Accompanied by her two investigative partners, Rainier travels to Five Keys to confront and destroy her greatest fear — the demon that she accidentally set free years earlier.
The Insidious franchise is back; aren’t you Insidious buffs excited?! Blumhouse Productions is pretty much like the ultimate stamp of approval in terms of horror/thrillers. If Blumhouse is involved, chances are it’s worth a watch.
The forth installment in the Insidious franchise is centered around parapsychologist Elise’s (Lin Shaye). For those Insidious followers, we finally get to see more in regards to her gift of being voyaged into the “further” and when/where it began. Accompanied by her two side-kicks, Tucker (Angus Sampson) and Specs (Leigh Whannell – who’s also one of the films producers and writer), Elise’s most recent assignment takes her back to her childhood as she must now battle the demon that resides in the home she grew up in.
While unlocking the series past, The Last Key sort of connects things from the third installment and based on the plot, may actually just hint towards a fifth installment – the last key may not necessarily imply an end to the franchise. Quite frankly, the Insidious franchise still has life left. Speaking in terms of budgeting, all films have grossed sales that far exceed the initial budgets so clearly fans are still loving the franchise.
Although not extremely scary, just a couple jump scares here and there, The Last Key is still a treat in the franchise. In my opinion, I actually think this one is a bit better than the third.
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