Set ten years after the events of Insidious: Chapter 2, Josh Lambert (Patrick Wilson) heads east to drop his son Dalton off at university. However, Dalton’s college dream soon becomes a living nightmare when the repressed demons of his past suddenly return to haunt them both.
A decade has passed since the Lambert family first encountered the indescribable horrors lurking in The Further. Insidious: The Red Door, the latest installment in the franchise, unveils a chilling and final chapter. The renowned Blumhouse horror series began in 2010 with James Wan’s iconic supernatural thriller, Insidious. Despite its modest budget, the film proved to be a box office sensation. Its 2013 sequel, Insidious: Chapter 2, achieved even greater success, solidifying the franchise’s popularity. With subsequent prequels and a fourth installment, it became evident that horror enthusiasts couldn’t quench their thirst for more. Now, in 2023, Insidious 5, titled Insidious: The Red Door, thrusts the Lambert family back into the clutches of the ominous Red-Faced Demon, as the terrifying saga reaches its conclusion.
The most recent updates on Insidious: The Red Door have unveiled the MPAA rating of the horror movie, as reported by Collider. Insidious 5 has received a PG-13 rating, which has raised concerns among many fans of the horror genre. A PG-13 rating typically indicates a lack of explicit gore, violence, and R-rated horror elements. Without these elements, it can be challenging for a PG-13 horror film to create the same level of immersion and engagement as an R-rated one. Nevertheless, the Insidious series has adhered to the PG-13 rating as its standard. Even the original Insidious, often regarded as one of the scariest films of the 2010s, was rated PG-13. Despite the MPAA rating, Insidious: The Red Door promises not to skimp on scares.
In addition to the MPAA rating revelation, other updates have emerged about a newly announced Insidious spin-off movie. The spin-off, titled Thread: An Insidious Tale, features some notable names in the cast. Mandy Moore and Kumail Nanjiani are set to star, with Moon Knight writer Jeremy Slater making his directorial debut. The spin-off appears to follow a similar premise to the original Insidious film, but with a time-travel twist. Thread revolves around a married couple (played by Moore and Nanjiani) who embark on a journey through time to save their daughter, inevitably encountering ghosts and demons along the way. With Nanjiani taking on the lead role, this movie has the potential to breathe new life into the Insidious franchise.
The highly anticipated conclusion to the Insidious franchise now has an official release date, as the latest updates on Insidious 5 confirm its arrival on July 7th, 2023. Following the tradition of its predecessors, Insidious: The Red Door will premiere in theaters during the summer season. However, details about its streaming release and platform are still unknown. Currently, the first two movies can be streamed on HBO Max, while the remaining two are available for rent on platforms like YouTube and Apple TV. It is likely that Insidious 5 will eventually find its way to HBO Max after its theatrical run, but this has yet to be confirmed.
The initial updates on Insidious: The Red Door emerged during Blumfest in October 2020, where it was revealed that Patrick Wilson would take on the directorial role, marking his directorial debut. The story for Insidious 5 was conceived by Leigh Whannell, the original creator, while the screenplay was crafted by Scott Teems (known for his work on Halloween Kills). Filming for Insidious 5 commenced in spring 2022 after a substantial period of development, and it concluded in August 2022, according to actor/director Patrick Wilson. The production of the movie is led by Jason Blum, James Wan, Oren Peli, and Leigh Whannell, ensuring a formidable cast and crew. It seems that the Insidious franchise intends to make a memorable exit, leaving a lasting impact.
Insidious: The Red Door’s latest updates unveil intriguing details about the story, revealing that the final chapter of the franchise takes place 10 years in the future. The film follows Dalton Lambert, who is now entering college. However, Dalton soon finds himself haunted by the ghosts of his past, particularly the notorious red and black “Lipstick Demon” from the original Insidious movie. Although Dalton has hazy memories of this past, his art triggers its resurfacing.
As supernatural forces once again threaten the Lambert family in Insidious 5, Dalton and his father Josh delve deeper into The Further than ever before. In their journey, they resurrect both familiar and new terrifying ghosts while uncovering long-buried family secrets. Trailers for the movie have featured footage of the family attending a funeral, though the identity of the deceased remains unknown. Crucially, Insidious: The Red Door explores the consequences faced by Josh and Dalton for suppressing their ability to astral project and, in Dalton’s case, his memories of The Further.
One of the most exciting updates for Insidious: The Red Door was the release of the final trailer on 06/07/2023. The trailer effectively sets up the core premise for the Lambert family, utilizing voice-overs from previous Insidious films, such as “it’s not the house that’s haunted, it’s your son,” and “there’s something wrong with dad.” The snippets from the trailer provide audiences with a glimpse of the plot, showcasing Dalton questioning Josh about his disturbing dreams, with Josh acknowledging that they are far from ordinary. These elements establish the foundation for the story of Insidious: The Red Door.