Horror comes home in the creepy first trailers for Insidious: The Last Key.
Featuring a somber narration from Lin Shaye’s series mainstay, Dr. Elise Rainier, today’s first-look promo dials the terror up to 11 when a curious young woman comes face-to-face with a supernatural entity. So far, so familiar.
But where The Last Key sets itself apart is in its personnel behind the scenes. Case in point: Although Insidious co-creator Leigh Whannell penned the screenplay, Blumhouse and Universal Pictures tapped relative newcomer Adam Robitel (The Taking of Deborah Logan) to direct, and the result is a horror sequel that is decidedly different from its next of kin. Visually, at least.
It’s a wise move for a franchise that was beginning to falter at the box office – Insidious 2 scored a commendable $162 million worldwide, while Chapter 3 struggled to muster anything more than $112m – so here’s hoping Chapter 4 heralds the return to form that fans have been crying out for. The international trailer, on the other hand, crams in a sliver of new footage, and you’ll be able to compare and contrast down below.
Casting-wise, Insidious: The Last Key features an ensemble comprised of Angus Sampson, Josh Stewart, Caitlin Gerard, Kirk Acevedo, Javier Botet, Bruce Davison, Spencer Locke, Tessa Ferrer, Ava Kolker, and Marcus Henderson.
Meanwhile, its official synopsis is as follows:
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.
Originally on course for a Halloween 2017 release, Insidious: The Last Key has been pushed back to January of 2018. It’s a little disappointing for those hoping to indulge in Robitel’s horror sequel during the scariest time of the year, but it’s worth pointing out that Split, M. Night Shyamalan’s mind-bending psychological thriller, flourished during the quiet January period. Perhaps The Last Key will do the same? Time will tell.