Insidious: The Last Key Movie Review
Film relies on generic thrills to get going. The set-up manages to get the mood going with the almost ominous recollection of past dread and then powers into the battle with the new threat
Insidious: The Last Key
Cast: Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, Josh Stewart, Kirk Acevedo, Tessa Ferrer, Bruce Davison, Caitlin Gerard, Spencer Locke, Javier Botet
Director: Adam Robitel
Parapsychologist Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye), fresh from a fair run at 'Insidious: Chapter 3' progresses to the main lead in 'The Final Key.' And that's probably the best thing that's happened to this film because Shaye's Elise resonates with a vivacity that lesser actors would find hard to match. The narrative tone is set-up with the younger Elise's (Ava Kolker) backstory she lived close to a prison where inmates were on death row - from thereon her peculiar sensitivity towards the dead lay exposed. Much later in life, she (now played by Lin Shaye) is shown as haunted by the traumatic memories of her past. Her abusive father, her mother's untimely death and her energy depleting paranormal experiences have taken a heavy toll on her psyche. But Ted Garza (Kirk Acevedo) beckons her to her childhood home where she has to face the sins of her past and rescue a family member from the clutches of the most powerful entity- Keyface (Javier Botet) who has keys for fingertips.
Adam Robitel's film relies on generic thrills to get going. The set-up manages to get the mood going with the almost ominous recollection of past dread and then powers into the battle with the new threat. Lots of jump-scares in it for those so easily primed. Writer Leigh Whannell appears to have based this telling on Elise's story - which is what lends it maturity and strength.
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