Monsters and evildoers may be killed, but the Insidious franchise will never die


We still have nearly four full months of films to experience this year, but that isn’t stopping Blumhouse from doing their best to make us excited for the arrival of 2018. The studio behind all of today’s biggest horror hits has just released the first trailer for Insidious: The Last Key, and already we’re willing to give them our money once again.

Set after the events of the previous three films, Insidious: The Last Key follows Lin Shaye as Dr. Elise Rainier, the brilliant parapsychologist who has been a highlight of the entire franchise. Things are far more personal this time around, as the haunting at the center of the story takes place in the Doctor’s childhood home. She has no recollection of living at the location in question, but as soon as she arrives on site she is struck with the notion this case may be a bit more dangerous than those that came before. You can view the film’s first trailer above.

Insidious: The Last Key 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).

We typically think of Insidious as a miracle franchise because it has yet to deliver a bad feature. That said, a January 5 release has us nervous about the studio’s faith in this title. Comment below and let us know your thoughts.