Pyschic Elise returns to her roots in the forth installment of Jame’s Wan’s haunted house franchise, Insidious; known for shrieking violins and gaunt ghosts. The forth installment, Insidious: The Last Key, promises to take us back in time, where psychic and master-of-affairs Elise Rainer confronts what haunts her. Watch the latest trailer, above, which premiered during The Walking Dead mid-season finale.
Lin Shaye will return to portray parapsychologist Elise Rainer, with Leigh Whannell and Angus Sampson reprising their roles as her quirky assistants, Steven “Specs” and Tucker. The film is directed by newcomer to the franchise, Adam Robitel (The Taking of Deborah Logan), and written by Leigh Whannell. This will also be the first film in the franchise not carry the subtitle ‘Chapter’ in the title.
The film is set years before the events from the previous films and follows Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye), in her youth in New Mexico, that begins to be haunted by malevolent and demonic spirits in their own house.
Insidious: The Last Key was initially to be released in October of this year, but the release was re-scheduled in favor of Happy Death Day, which deservedly passed a $100 million at the box office during its theatrical run. You can view the first trailer for Insidious: The Last Key here, which dropped this past September alongside the ammended release date.
The film is produced by Blumhouse’s Jason Blum, Oren Peli, co-creator James Wan, and Whannell. Additional cast includes Angus Sampson, Josh Stewart, and Caitlin Gerard.
Insidious: The Last Key hits theatres January 8th, 2018.
Can’t wait to head into the Further? Listen to Jon and myself discuss Jame’s Wan’s greatest horror hits in our Head-to-head commentary of Insidious and The Conjuring on the Nightmare on Film Street Podcast.