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Film Review: Insidious bows out of the modern supernatural horror genre with The Last Key (USA, 2018)

As inconsistent and creaky as the old floorboards of this film’s generic haunted house, Insidious: The Last Key is a tired though mildly inspired jolt to a franchise that could never quite match the far superior universe of The Conjuring. The fourth entry, and supposed swan song, for the Insidious series hinges itself firmly on Lin Shaye’s Elise Rainier in a sequel-to-a-prequel kind of deal that focuses on her childhood and attempts to bring everything full circle for the aging professional medium. Shaye’s character has always been one of the more interesting parts of Insidious, and the veteran screen queen certainly does her best to hold the film together with a characteristically warm and calming presence nicely contrasted with the hellish tone of demons both ghostly and real.... Continue Reading