The Insidious franchise has been one of the best and most underrated horror franchises of the last decade. The fourth movie in the franchise doesn’t miss a beat, it’s actually better than the previous couple. The key (no pun intended) to it might be the return of Lin Shaye who reprises her role as the parapsychologist Dr. Rainier. This time Dr. Rainier must face her biggest hurdle and that’s going back and ridding the evil from her own home.

I enjoyed the plot twist and the return of Lin Shaye, who is an important and central figure in this franchise. There are a few genuine moments in the movie that will make you flinch. Some nice unexpected scares. What the movie does best is that it sticks to the narrative. What I mean by that is that it sticks to the franchise core principles and maintains the familiar look and tone of the movie. It doesn’t try to reinvent itself, it stays the course and delivers on what fans of the franchise have grown to appreciate. Clever story that’s well executed. This franchise knows what it is and what the audience wants. They deliver all that and more with The Last Key.


  • Alternate Ending
  • 8 Deleted Scenes
  • Franchise Recap: “Dive Into the Insidious Universe”
  • “Becoming Elise”
  • “Going Into the Further”
  • “Unlocking Keyface”

INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY is out now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital


Written by Jim Alexander

Jim Alexander hails from Chicago where he started his journalism career as a film critic and founder of the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle (CIFCC). He's a Rotten Tomatoes approved critic. Jim founded Reel Talker as a platform to share his love of movies and entertainment. Jim's favorite part of being a journalist is getting to meet and interview actors, filmmakers and entertainers. Jim is a host and on-camera personality for AfterBuzz TV. Aside from his work with Reel Talker, he's the site owner of the Bachelor Universe website, where he recaps and talks about all this ABC's 'The Bachelor'. He also runs the Reel Talker Podcast that can be found on iTunes. In his free time he enjoys attending sports events and playing in recreational leagues. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

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