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Blumhouse’s Insidious is grasping for dear life in the fifth installment, Insidious: The Red Door. Supposedly the final entry, the sequel marks the directorial debut of Patrick Wilson, who starred in James Wan’s original Insidious from 2010 and 2013’s Insidious: Chapter 2. A decade has passed since the Lambert family closed the book on “The Further,” where Wilson’s character, Josh, and his son Dalton (Ty Simpkins), could astral project themselves, drawing all manner of nasties to their presence. But after surviving the malignant force, Josh and Dalton had all memories of their journey to the other side suppressed. Their story seemed to have ended happily ever after, sending the series into prequel mode. Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) and its sequel Insidious: The Last Key (2018) supplied backstories to flesh out the first two, setting aside the Lamberts in favor of Lin Shaye’s memorable medium Elise and her chummy, ghost-hunting cohorts, Tucker (Angus Sampson) and Specs (Leigh Whannell). But The Red Door brings the Lamberts back for a final nightmare in The Further, retreading familiar territory.

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