Insidious: The Last Key Movie

Insidious: The Last Key: A scary plot wasn’t needed to close the Insidious series of horror movies

Insidious: The Last Key is the fourth chapter of the Insidious series of horror movies and it is a prequel of the 2015 Insidious movie. When a film series runs long enough, its director has to look for ways to explore new avenues to keep the story going with timeline. While some characters become basic to a long story, adding new characters become a necessity to keep the story fresh.

Elise Rainier

The 2010 Insidious introduces Elise Rainier as a senior and very experienced demonologist. The $exagenarian parapsychologist played a crucial role in the first chapter the horror series. She explains many things and also gives startling revelations of the happenings. The movie projects the demon to be in control of everything and the director finally gets Elise removed by the demon.

The 2013 Insidious: Chapter 2 has Elise Rainier in shadow. Here death is thoroughly investigated only to find that no clue is available that could indicate that Elise was killed by the main protagonist. Elise was very much present in the second chapter as the story was woven around her character.

The 2015 Insidious: Chapter 3 is devoted to Elise Rainier as she tells her story. It is revealed that she distanced from the dark world because she has intuitions about an evil spirit hunting to kill her. But later she’s convinced to start practicing demonology believing on her strength and abilities. She’s retired from work and now she’s plenty of time to pursue her passion.

The 2018 Insidious: The Last Key is a prequel to the third chapter as it has Elise Rainier. But it seems that the director is regretting his error to remove Elise in the first movie as the later chapters are dedicated to keeping the character alive.

About the story

It is more like connecting the lose threads and making the franchise complete. It seems that the fourth chapter is forced upon the audiences as there is little scary in the movie. The audience will be taken to background but they already know the consequence.

Insidious: The Last Key First Look & Poster

The theatrical release poster has a teenage girl sleeping under the shadow of a demon whose claws are visible under the dark light of the night. It seems that the demon is sitting over the window frame and the girl is cautiously watching it inching towards her. Name of the movie is written on top with two letters “SI” printed in red.

Why watch the movie?

The horror series Insidious is complete with this movie. Those who’ve watched the entire series would certainly like the fourth chapter. Others can also enjoy the movie as it is the different story than the other movies of Insidious series.


• The movie has the story of Elise Rainier
• It is rumored to be the prequel of the first chapter
• The poster design is similar to the poster of 1985 movie House
• Title of the movie was revealed in its trailer

Directed – Adam Robitel
Produced -Jason Blum, Oren Peli, James Wan, Leigh Whannell
Written – Leigh Whannell
Starring – Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell, Josh Stewart, Caitlin Gerard
Music – Joseph Bishara
Cinematography To- Oliver
Edited – Timothy Alverson
Production company -Blumhouse Productions
Stage 6 Films
Distributed – Universal Pictures
Release date
January 5, 2018 (United States)
Running time
103 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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