Seems 2018 has got a good start, isn’t it? Two world leaders talking about nuclear buttons on their desk and some political riots prevailing in cities. And on top of it, the first week gives us a movie like Insidious to divert our attention and think about a story we’ve been involved in since the last 8 years now. Insidious: The Last Key is the fourth film in the franchise after Insidious, Insidious: Chapter 2 and Insidious: Chapter 3. Directed by Adam Robitel, the movie ends the long lingering story and manages to put an end once and for all to the demon haunting the house.
Elise Ranier, the demonologist is having visions of ghostly realms and these creatures often visit her in the dreams. She calls it The Further, and is called upon by a Man in New Mexico. As soon as she hears about the place, she held the phone call as she knew its the same house she grew up in. No one told her this, but Elise’s sixth sense kicked and reminds her of the creaky old building that she was tortured by monsters both real and metaphysical. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg as the movie doesn’t offer much to the audiences.
Anyone with even the most basic understanding and knowledge of horror movies could safely predict not only the next twist, but even certain characters’ replies. To be honest, it’s a pretty thin movie, empty on scares and just filled with verbal exposition and scenes. Some of the flashbacks are compelling, as Ava Kolker (young Elise) and Hana Hayes (teen Elise) remember their past. If you’ve seen the previous Insidious movies, you might as well finish it and get done with it already. Considering it as the first horror movie of the first week of the year, it’s comparatively a step up. So watch it before the demon story becomes stale!