Insidious: The Last Key | Salt Lake City Weekly
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  Rated PG-13 · 103 minutes · 2018

Horror, Thriller
James Wan and Leigh Whannel—the duo that for better or (arguably) worse created the supremely gory Saw franchise—have become more interested in giving audiences goose bumps than covering them with blood. To wit: The Insidious franchise, a good-enough series now on its fourth Whannel-penned go-around Sure, it’s a sequel to a prequel (ugh). But it’s easy to follow and will make you leap out of your seat with unearned jump scares and earned terrifying moments. For example, in one scare-your-pants-off scene, a demon spider-walks slowly toward a character as the character is fully aware that she’s about to be lunch or whatever the demon has planned. It’s super yucky (and fun!). The Last Key brings back series stalwarts Elise (Lin Shaye), a woman who can communicate with spirits, and her colleagues (comic relief players Whannel and Angus Sampson), as she exorcises demons from her family home. As with all Insidious films, this one subverts a few horror expectations while also relying on cliché, so it’s a mixed bag. But when it works, it really works.


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Director: Adam Robitel
Producer: Jason Blum, Oren Peli, James Wan, Steven Schneider, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Charles Layton, Bailey Conway Anglewicz, Couper Samuelson and Leigh Whannell
Cast: Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, Kirk Acevedo, Caitlin Gerard, Spencer Locke, Josh Stewart, Tessa Ferrer, Aleque Reid, Ava Kolker, Pierce Pope, Bruce Davison, Javier Botet, Marcus Henderson, Amanda Jaros, Judith Drake, Hana Hayes, Thomas Robie, Josh Wingate, Danielle Kennedy, Melanie Gaydos, Ty Simpkins, Rose Byrne, Patrick Wilson, Joseph Bishara, Stefanie Scott, Barbara Hershey, Danielle Bisutti, Brynn Bowie and Madison Bowie

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