Today I am reviewing new-release, horror film: Insidious: The Red Door. It hit cinemas in Australia this month, allowing me the pleasure of seeing it on the big screen. Set ten years after the events of the second movie, Josh Lambert heads east to drop his son Dalton off at an idyllic, ivy-league university. However, Dalton’s college dream becomes a nightmare when the repressed demons of his past suddenly return to haunt them both. I’m going to make this spoiler-free, so don’t worry about me spilling the beans. If you want to check out my ranking of the franchise, please click here. Without further ado, here are my honest thoughts!
This film truly had some iconic and unique scares that unnerved everybody in my cinema. I loved the MRI scene, the figure behind the photographs and the way Dalton’s paintings were super chilling to look at. Speaking of our lead completely stole the show! It was nice that they kept the original Lambert family actors. If you strip away the supernatural elements, the plot is very realistic. It follows a young man dealing with his estranged relationship with his father, whilst starting at a new college. Throw in astral projection, a red-faced demon and literal ghosts from the past, you’re in for a good time. Make sure you keep an eye out for some familiar faces!
WHAT DIDN’T WORK:
The Red Door is truly for the fans, so if you haven’t seen the earlier films, you may struggle to understand what is going on. This wasn’t a negative for me, but it could be for others. Furthermore, if you’re hoping to uncover more ‘Further‘ lore, you will probably be disappointed. This instalment doesn’t add any new information to the franchise. It is more about wrapping up the original storyline.
OVERALL STAR RATING:
I gave it 4.5/5 stars. It will definitely make my top horror movies of the year list.
Thank you so much for reading! Let me know if you’ve watched this film. Did you like it?
Peace & Love xoxo