Insidious: The Red Door (2023)
July 6, 2023 7:34 PM - Subscribe

To put their demons to rest once and for all, Josh (Patrick Wilson) and a college-aged Dalton (Ty Simpkins) must go deeper into The Further than ever before, facing their family's dark past and a host of new and more horrifying terrors that lurk behind the red door.

Also starring Sinclair Daniel, Hiam Abbass, Andrew Astor, and Rose Byrne.

Directed by Patrick Wilson. Screenplay by Scott Teems.

46% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Now playing in theaters. JustWatch listing.
posted by DirtyOldTown (5 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm seeing a lot of negative reviews for this, but honestly, it isn't any stupider than the first two. If anything, it's a more cohesive story, even if the format has a touch of diminishing returns.

A perfect cromulent jump scare delivery machine. 6/10.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:35 PM on July 6, 2023

Wilson must not have been paying attention when James Wan was directing.
posted by Ideefixe at 6:33 AM on July 7, 2023

Is it me or did this movie have like no promotion? I'm in so many different horror movie forums on social media and subscribe to Rue Morgue and had no idea about this movie until this week.

I'll probably watch it when it hits prime or netflix because I'm a completionist (which explains why I have seen all seven YES SEVEN! Howlings). But it doesn't seem like even Sony has a lot of faith in this one.
posted by miss-lapin at 8:03 AM on July 7, 2023 [2 favorites]

I saw the trailer in front of every horror and genre movie since spring. There have been stand-ups in the multiplexes for months.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:00 AM on July 7, 2023

I don't want to oversell this one. It's fine enough. If you thought the originals (which I also thought were merely fine) were great, maybe you won't love this. If you didn't like the first two, I have no idea why this one would change your mind.

I don't think Wilson has Wan's command of composition or sense of how to use space. But I also thought this story made more sense than either of the first two and Wilson's character's arc was done well enough to be vaguely moving. And I thought the jump scares (which, let's be real, are this series' calling card) were done well.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:02 AM on July 7, 2023

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