Hitting theaters this Friday is the latest installment in the Insidious series, with this film taking place before the original film yet after Insidious: Chapter 3. Get a taste of the horrors Insidious: The Last Key will contain in the clip below before seeing it in theaters January 5.
Audiences might not know the identity of the young girl in the clip above, but it could explain the origins of Dr. Elise Rainier's fascination with the paranormal or how the horrors of "The Further" first began to infiltrate our realm.
The new installment welcomes back franchise standout Lin Shaye as Dr. Elise Rainier, the brilliant parapsychologist faces her most fearsome and personal haunting yet: in her own family home.
Josh Stewart, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, Kirk Acevedo, Bruce Davison, Spencer Locke and Caitlin Gerard also star in the film, which was written by Whannell. The writer has crafted the script for the previous three installments in the saga.
In an effort to fully concentrate on crafting this latest installment, Shaye revealed Whannell secluded himself in a remote house in Spain.
"It was a fantastic script. Leigh Whannell, who’s written all of them, he really worked so hard on this," Shaye told Daily Dead last year. "He actually went to a big, giant stone house in Spain, that was in the middle of nowhere, to write and be inspired."
One element that sets the Insidious franchise apart from other supernatural films is its incorporation of humor, which Shaye promised the next film would continue doing.
"So it starts out in a very jovial, happy place and then goes downhill from there [laughs]. And 'downhill' meaning 'uphill,' though. It’s a fantastic story and it took me back into what made Elise who she is," the actress pointed out. "You meet my family, my mother, my father—we go back to my hometown, which is in New Mexico. And so that’s where this takes place and her quest to find the bad guy that’s been haunting her. It’s a really wonderful story. I think the fans will really, really enjoy it. And it’s scary on levels they’re not going to expect."
Surprisingly, Insidious: Chapter 3 concluded with the reveal that it took place before the previous two films. The Last Key will pick up right where the events of Chapter 3 left off.
Insidious: The Last Key lands in theaters Friday.
[H/T YouTube, IGN]