Insidious: The Last Key (2018)
Critic Consensus: Insidious: The Last Key offers franchise star Lin Shaye another welcome opportunity to take the lead, but her efforts aren't enough to rescue this uninspired sequel.
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as Elise Rainier
as Gerald Rainier
as Imogen Rainier
as Melissa Rainier
as Ted Garza
as Christian Rainier
as Audrey Rainier
as Young Elise Rainier
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Critic Reviews for Insidious: The Last Key
Director Adam Robitel creates a tone unlike anything his predecessors generated; mournful yet warm, the movie engenders sympathy for the characters even as the action turns somber or gruesome.
While the Insidious series has given Shaye a rare moment in the spotlight, there's a sense in which Elise has been cursed by Hollywood's endless demand for sequels.
The Insidious timeline is becoming so murky, even a scary ghost lurking behind a locked door in the basement might give up and say, "Time out! Am I even supposed to be in this particular story? Who am I haunting again, and what's my motivation?"
The fourth installment of Leigh Whannell's ghost-and-mediums horror series wraps up its own free-association illogic with an impenetrable tangle of woo-woo spirit-world mechanics and lingo.
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Tying up the series, Insidious: The Last Key is a mediocre horror film that delivers some mild scares. When Elise receives a call from a man living in her childhood home about a malevolent spirit, she decides that it's time for her to go back and confront her past. Unfortunately the writing isn't that good, as the plot is chalk full of clichés and tired old tropes. There are also a number of contrivances forced in to connect the film to the previous ones. And the ending doesn't really make a lot of sense. Still, the ghost investigations and confrontations are pretty intense and suspenseful. Also, the prison setting and creature design for the main villain are kind of creepy. Insidious: The Last Key, while it has its problems, is a fairly solid supernatural thriller that's about on par with the rest of the series.
Everything that made the first Insidious so effective and scary is gone now, and so there is basically nothing worth watching in this pointless, lazy and stupid movie that underestimates the viewer's intelligence all the time with endless plot holes and cheap scares.
Thrills and scares.....not going to lie the insidious franchise is one which I greatly enjoy!
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