One more Horror sling from Hollywood. ‘Insidious: The Last Key’ is the sequel of Insidious series, which explores the backstory of Ghost Buster Elise Rainier played by Lin Shaye.
Here, Elise is first introduced as a young girl living with her stern father (Josh Stewart), loving mother and brother. Turns out that Elise already had an ability of seeing the ghosts. It is then she unknowingly unlocks a mysterious door for the monster (a tall lanky beast with keys for fingers), which causes a tragedy to her family.
Directed by Adam Robitel, the film is going back in the present day, Elise and her ‘sidekick’ Specs (Leigh Whannell) and Tucker (Angus Sampson) return to help a stranger dealing with the ghosts in his house. That house turns out to be Elise’s childhood home. How Elise fight with this ghost and also her personal demons form the rest of the story.
The lead character of Lin Shaye’s Elise remains an affable and badass character that we want to follow. Her super performance keeps the narrative interesting in this otherwise limp movie. It is especially great to see an elderly actress playing a lead in the horror movie. but honestly, she deserved a better movie around her. All other actors are serviceable.
Overall Ratings: 2.5/5