I am not exaggerating when I say that Insidious: The Red Door was one of my most anticipated movies of the year! I love the Insidious series and most of the Blumhouse movies. So far, the previous four Insidious movies have all been excellent and the trailer for The Red Door looked great too! If we are to believe what has been said, this is the last chapter of the Insidious story!
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The Movie Review
I thought that it was cool how star, Patrick Wilson was directing the movie. Actually, stay during the credits as there is a rendition of Shakespeare’s Sister song, Stay that he sings and it is fantastic. Well, fantastic in a very creepy way, but I thought that it was pretty awesome.
Insidious: The Red Door takes place 9 years after the events of Insidious Chapter: 2! Josh and Dalton had their ability to travel into the further repressed and they lived happily ever after… or so we thought. I must admit seeing the way that the family had fallen apart had been quite shocking.
In the 9 years since Chapter 2, Josh and Renai have gotten divorced and he is not on the best of terms with his son Dalton. Josh drives Dalton to college in an attempt to bond with him, but they end up arguing and separate on pretty bad terms. Josh has been feeling “foggy” ever since the events of the first two movies have been erased from his mind.
While at college, Dalton meets a friend, a girl called Chris, but that is not all he discovers. During an exercise in class, Dalton reawakens his ability to travel and this is where it all goes wrong! In exploring the further, he awakens something evil. I liked seeing Dalton and Chris trying to figure all this out together and I think there could be potential here with these two in a movie in the future.
On the flip side of this, we have what is going down with Josh. Josh is being stalked by an entity too and eventually has to awaken his ability as well. I think that the idea behind Insidious: The Red Door was really cool and having to try and close the door to keep these things out was neat.
However, I must admit, out of the five Insidious movies, this is the one I would put in fifth place. I did not hate the movie and I felt like there were some great ideas here. However, after what they went through in the first two movies, it was a major bummer to find out that it all just went to hell for Josh! He literally went to hell to fight for his family and ended up losing it all anyway.
Patrick Wilson was great as Josh and I thought it was awesome how they got the same actor, Ty Simpkins to play Dalton. I wish that we got to see more of Rose Byrne in the movie though, she is in it for a couple of minutes at the most. I also was hoping that we would finally get some real answers about the fire face demon and what he was!
I did not dislike Insidious: The Red Door, but it felt kind of underwhelming. I am sure I will watch this one a few more times when it comes out on Blu-Ray as I have watched the other four movies multiple times. Perhaps this one will grow on me and to be honest, maybe my expectations were a tad too high!
- The whole concept of the red door was kind of cool
- I liked the parts with Dalton and Chris trying to figure it out
- The art that Dalton draws is creepy and fantastic!
- The song in the ending credits was awesome
- It just kind of fell a little bit flat for me as a way to bring this story to a close
- There was a real lack of Rose Byrne in the movie