2017 was a great year for horror. Between It, Get Out, Annabelle: Creation, Cult of Chucky and more, the genre absolutely dominated and it’s probably safe to say that fans were spoilt for choice. But believe it or not, 2018 may be even better. With The Purge: The Island, Halloween, The Nun, The Conjuring 3 and a few others all on the way, this year looks set to be another great one and it’ll all kick off this week with Insidious: The Last Key.
Releasing on Friday, January 5th, we’ve already seen quite a bit from the film, but today, the studio’s premiered one final clip which promises some truly creepy moments to come. Though not terribly long, the footage we have here is a nice appetizer for the main course, as it sees a young girl peering through a keyhole with a voice asking her to open the door. When she does, a “ghoulish hand slides up the side, shocking the knob like electricity on metal.”
Again, it’s not much, but if nothing else, it’s a sign that Insidious: The Last Key will be fluent in scares and unrelenting tension, as parapsychologist and all-around franchise lead Elise Rainier returns home to confront her innermost fears. Plot-wise, we don’t know much more than that, but here’s the official logline, courtesy of Lionsgate:
The creative minds behind the hit Insidious trilogy return for Insidious: The Last Key. In the supernatural thriller, which welcomes back franchise standout Lin Shaye as Dr. Elise Rainier, the brilliant parapsychologist faces her most fearsome and personal haunting yet: in her own family home.
Featuring a cast comprised of Josh Stewart, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, Kirk Acevedo, Bruce Davison, Spencer Locke and Caitlin Gerard, The Last Key will flip expectations on their head by journeying into the home of Dr. Rainier, though we still expect a few excursions into the Further for good measure.
Directing from a script penned by Leigh Whannell – a key architect of all things Insidious, alongside James Wan and Jason Blum – Adam Robitel (The Taking of Deborah Logan) will court viewers back into the Further once Insidious: The Last Key looms over theaters on January 5th – or February 8th, if you happen to live in the United Kingdom.