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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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Adam Robitel helms the fourth entry of the Insidious series, with Chapter 3 director Leigh Whannell providing the script, centering around parapsychologist Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) and her continued voyage into the "further".

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Lin Shaye
as Elise Rainier
Josh Stewart
as Gerald Rainier
Caitlin Gerard
as Imogen Rainier
Spencer Locke
as Melissa Rainier
Javier Botet
as KeyFace
Kirk Acevedo
as Ted Garza
Bruce Davison
as Christian Rainier
Tessa Ferrer
as Audrey Rainier
Ava Kolker
as Young Elise Rainier
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Critic Reviews for Insidious: The Last Key

All Critics (112) | Top Critics (30)

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.

March 10, 2020 | Full Review…

Very quickly, it becomes completely mechanical.

August 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Overall this is a predictable horror movie that relies on jump scares rather than mental darkness. Insidious may have run its course.

February 23, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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.

February 9, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

A lot of the strengths of this movie comes from the performance by Lin Shaye as Elise. She's always good, but this film entirely focuses on her character, so she gets to shine a lot... and she really does.

January 25, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Elise is a worthy hero, and a singular one, too.

January 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Insidious: The Last Key


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.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

Super Reviewer

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.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

Thrills and scares.....not going to lie the insidious franchise is one which I greatly enjoy!

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Film Crazy

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