I have a rule of thumb for any movie in a horror franchise that has the word ‘LAST’ in it’s title. That rule would be that it should be the last entry into that particular franchise. Done. Finished. Finito. Such is very much the case with Insidious: The Last Key, a desperate attempt to keep the Insidious series going with yet another prequel and even worse…..without any true scares. Let’s tiptoe into the review and get started.
Boo!!!! Ahhh – did you jump? Probably not unless maybe you’re deaf. The good ol’ fashioned jump scare. I can admit it – I’ve had my fair share of moments when I had to check my underwear while watching a horror movie. They didn’t come up with the phrase ‘scare the shit out of you’ for nothing. Most jump scares that get me have to do with people lurching out of the shadows or something along those lines. What usually doesn’t do it for me are car accidents. That was until Insidious: Chapter 3 came along. Take a peek below and get your change of underwear ready!
A little harsh with the whole “Come on, lesbo!” line at the beginning. But anyway – if you hadn’t seen that clip and you didn’t jump when the car accident happened…….then, you sir (or ma’am) are ‘jump scare’ proof. Obviously the scene was set up for something and I knew that all was not right when Quinn (Stefanie Scott) looks down the road at the creepy figure. Just wasn’t expecting that damn car! Anywho – I actually kind of dig Insidious: Chapter 3 (a whole lot more than Chapter 2), and this jump scare is just the cherry on top. I’m just glad that they’re stopping at Chapter 3 and won’t move on to a Chapter 4……….ummmm – what’s that? They are making a Chapter 4??? Sonofabitch…….