How often do we see big movies starring an older woman in the lead role? Well, not many and the Insidious franchise is one of them. Let’s find out what the fourth installment of this franchise has to offer.
The story of Insidious: The Last Key is about a new paranormal case which takes Elise, brilliantly played by Lin Shaye, back to her childhood home, which had supernatural horrors and a very abusive father. It is essentially Elise’s origin story. This time it’s an evil force which locks up innocent souls forever and it’s up to Elise to stop it at any cost.
The Insidious franchise is known for mixing horror with mystery and thriller. This film delivers that too. With a runtime of around 100 minutes, the movie is crisp and without any dull moments. All though the climax could have been more intense and fiercer.
As Elise is the central character, the personal family drama elements sometime overtake the horror elements. But there are enough moments in the movie which will definitely scare the hell out of you. The sidekicks of Elise, played by Leigh Whannell and Angus Sampson, also bring in laughter on many occasions.
Even though its a sequel to the third film, there are not many connections to its overall story. So without losing much, you can watch this film without watching the previous films. But to understand and familiarise with the concepts, references, and characters we recommend to watch the first three films in order.
Insidious: The Last Key may not be the best in the franchise but is still an enjoyable horror flick.
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Directed by: Adam Robitel
Starring: Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell, Josh Stewart, Caitlin Gerard
Duration: 103 minutes