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Insidious: The Last Key (2018)

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Parapsychologist Dr. Elise Rainier faces her most fearsome and personal haunting yet, as she is drawn back to her ghostly childhood home, where the terror began.

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Adam Robitel

Writers:

Leigh Whannell, Leigh Whannell (based on characters created by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lin Shaye ... Elise Rainier
Leigh Whannell ... Specs
Angus Sampson ... Tucker
Kirk Acevedo ... Ted Garza
Caitlin Gerard ... Imogen Rainier
Spencer Locke ... Melissa Rainier
Josh Stewart ... Gerald Rainier
Tessa Ferrer ... Audrey Rainier
Aleque Reid ... Anna
Ava Kolker ... Young Elise Rainier
Pierce Pope ... Young Christian Rainier
Bruce Davison ... Christian Rainier
Javier Botet ... KeyFace
Marcus Henderson ... Detective Whitfield
Amanda Jaros ... Mara Jennings
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Storyline

The parapsychologist Dr. Elise Rainier has nightmares with her childhood in New Mexico, where she lived with her brother Christian, her supportive mother Audrey and her father Gerald, who frequently beats her when she claims that she sees ghosts everywhere in the house. When the client Ted Garza calls Elise to ask for help since he is haunted since he moved to a house in New Mexico, Elise refuses the request since the address is the same house where she spent her childhood. However she changes her mind and accepts the job, and travels with her assistants Specs and Tucker to New Mexico where they will discover an evil entity in the house. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Fear comes home.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for disturbing thematic content, violence and terror, and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Insidious: Chapter 4 See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,581,355, 7 January 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$67,347,895, 1 March 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$144,575,300, 28 January 2018
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Early in the movie, when the kids are going to bed, you can see a doll on the top of a bookshelf. The doll looks just like Sinister (2012). See more »

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The Last Key Unlocks More Answers, Fewer Scares, and More References For Franchise Fans
5 January 2018 | by rgkarimSee all my reviews

My scores:

Horror/Mystery/Thriller: 7.5 Movie Overall: 6.0



LIKES:

Characters Story Creep Factor

Dislikes: Dropped plot points Anticlimactic Ending Missing Trailer scenes

Summary: A fourth installment usually means a low-quality movie that is strictly for merchandising and money making. However, Insidious 4, while not the best of the series, keeps the tradition of horror storytelling alive by focusing on plot and character development rather than just plain old scares that the genre is famous for. Elise's backstory is fascinating, and helps connect some elements that were once shrouded in the mists of the unknown, and is presented nicely as past is integrated with present. In addition, while not the scariest, the group does a fantastic job utilizing shadows, make-up, and sound editing to establish a creep factor that will keep you on edge. All of this come together to make a nice mystery/horror that is worthy of the series. Yet, the fourth installment still has its flaws primarily in the scare tactics, (e.g. jump scare tactics) have gotten old despite their attempts to tune it up. In addition, the plot had some dropped and rushed elements, alongside an anticlimactic wrap up, that took away from the story overall. In addition, there are a lot of scenes from the trailers missing, some of which really could have added on to the story, or allowed for more creepy makeup to be used. Overall, this movie is a solid entry in the series and answers some of those lingering questions we have had since the whole prequel component was started. Yet, it does establish new questions and drops on the finish that could have really made the story exponentially better. And while the scare tactics are getting somewhat stale, Insidious is at least managing to keep things creepy and relevant to a point instead of just a super scare fest that this genre is famous for. It's worth a trip to the theater for the franchise fans, however, you can wait this out for the home cinema to save yourselves money.

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