Reviewed by: Pamela Karpelenia
|• Adults • Young-Adults
|Supernatural-Horror Mystery Thriller Sequel
|1 hr. 47 min.
|Year of Release:
July 7, 2023 (wide release)
DVD: September 26, 2023
What does the Bible say about ghosts?
What are DEMONS?
What is DEATH? and WHY does it exist? Answer in the Bible
What is the FINAL JUDGMENT? and WHAT do you need to know about it? Answer
What is ETERNAL LIFE? and what does the Bible say about it?
What is ETERNAL DEATH?
Patrick Wilson … Josh Lambert
Rose Byrne … Renai Lambert
Ty Simpkins … Dalton Lambert
Hiam Abbass …
Lin Shaye … Elise Rainier
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|Screen Gems, a division of Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment
“Keep a Steady Stride”
“Insidious:The Red Door” opens with dizzying but beautifully done opening credits showing intense drawings of images from the previous film installments. Leaving off with a young Dalton (Ty Simpkins) and Josh (Patrick Wilson) being hypnotized to forget about the Further and the events that transpired in the prior 2 films. The credits settle on a gravesite funeral for Josh’s mother. We learn 9 years have passed, and Josh and Renai (Rose Byrne) have since divorced, and Josh has essentially become estranged to his family. Josh and Dalton are bother feeling the effects of the hypnosis begin to wane. Leaving unanswered questions and a bewildered search for answers.
Let’s start with the plot, this film constitutes a second sequel to the original “Insidious” film. That being said, without having previously watched it you might find yourself a little confused, but Patrick Wilson who is the director (debut), did a great job of tying the film together, and wrapping up the series in a satisfying way. The original cast of the film is present for this final installment which truly brings the franchise full circle. That being said, the film is definitely a slow burn, with sporadic jump scares and loud noises used to keep attention.
As I previously stated in a review of the same franchise. This film and the entire franchise delve into an unbiblical concept of ghosts and spirits lingering after death and a paranormal ability to communicate with the dead, an unrealistic depiction of demons and their powers, and the depiction of communicating with demons as being a paranormal “gift,” described as astral projection. Biblically-speaking, this movie is filled with dangerously wrong information. What is true is that a man or woman only physically dies once and then faces judgment (Hebrews 9:27).
The film also briefly touches on suicide, teenage drinking, and assault to a male private area. And there are very disturbing images throughout the film.
If you’re a fan of the franchise and have a Biblical perspective on this entire series. You will find that this film wraps everything up satisfactorily, but it must be understood that the premise of this film is not true from a Biblical standpoint.
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