Insidious: The Last Key needs to become Insidious: The Last One instead
The 4th Insidious installment doesn’t seem to understand that its core ideas and themes aren’t original or interesting. The imagery of its villain is inappropriately close to that of Pan’s Labyrinth, and it completely fails to take into account the fact that it doesn’t actually have a plot.
Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) is a ghost hunter with the ability to speak to the spirits she seeks. So when the current resident of her childhood home calls for her help, Elise knows she must travel and face her own personal demons. But when she arrives, she discovers more than just her own personal demons.
The Insidious franchise is one that relies on classic scares as its main fear factor, and for the most part, fails to supply any form of tension or suspense. There’s no individuality to the horror on show, and it just comes across as lame. A feeling that doesn’t help a horror struggling for scares.
The characters are shallow and uninteresting, the story is obvious and boring and as a horror, it just doesn’t stand up to the films of even 10 years ago. With one good scare, Insidious: The Last Key needs to become Insidious: The Last One instead.