‘Insidious: The Last Key’ Trailer Unlocks the Horror Franchise’s Fourth Chapter

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Take a look at the first trailer to be released for Insidious: The Last Key, the fourth chapter in the James Wan-produced franchise that kicked off in 2010.

Lin Shaye returns as Dr. Elise Rainier, who this franchise seems determined to stick with despite the fact that the first film (spoiler, in case you haven’t seen it) saw the psychologist meet her demise at the hands of a demonic spirit, the Bride in Black. Yes, it’s another prequel, this one following Rainier as she confronts a haunting targeting her own family home.

Seeing as 2015’s Chapter 3 raked in $US112.9 million from a production budget of $US10 million, it’s no real surprise that the franchise continues to grow. The Taking of Deborah Lee helmer Adam Robitel has been brought in to direct this one (Wan directed the first two; writer Leigh Whannell made his feature directorial debut with the third). His found footage debut had some pretty creepy visuals, and it looks like we may be getting a nice dose of unnerving moments here as well; the keys-for-fingers demon is a nice touch and going deeper into the further looks to offer up a chance for more creative scares. We’ll see.

Insidious: The Last Key, also starring Whannell, Angus Sampson, Kirk Acevedo, Javier Botet, Josh Stewart, Caitlin Gerard, Bruce Davison, Spencer Locke, Tessa Ferrer, Ava Kolker, and Marcus Henderson, will open in the U.S. on January 5, 2018 and arrives in Australia on January 18, 2018.

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.

The film is written by co-creator Leigh Whannell (Saw), who wrote the trilogy and directed Chapter 3; produced by Insidious regulars Jason Blum (The Purge series, Get Out), Oren Peli (Paranormal Activity) and co-creator James Wan (The Conjuring, Furious 7); and directed by series newcomer Adam Robitel (The Taking of Deborah Logan).

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