Review: ‘Insidious: The Red Door,’ starring Patrick Wilson, is a gripping thriller

Patrick Wilson in 'Insidious: The Red Door'
Patrick Wilson in 'Insidious: The Red Door'. Photo Credit: Sony Pictures

“Insidious: The Red Door,” starring and directed by Patrick Wilson, is a new high-octane thriller. #Powerjournalist Markos Papadatos has the scoop.

Scott Teems wrote the screenplay, which is based on the story by Leigh Whannell.

The synopsis is: In “Insidious: The Red Door,” the horror franchise’s original cast returns for the final chapter of the Lambert family’s terrifying saga. 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.

It is evident that this movie is more about dealing with the past as opposed to the scares. Patrick Wilson plays the complex father Josh Lambert is a raw and unapologetic manner, and he layers his emotions well.

The screenplay tackles familiar territory, but as they say, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Lin Shaye is fabulous in the role of psychic Elise Rainier, and Rose Byrne is equally noteworthy as Renai Lambert.

Particularly impressive is that this marks Patrick Wilson’s directorial debut, and it is very promising.

While the film may not be perfect, it is interesting to watch the family’s darkest secrets being unveiled little by little.


Overall, “Insidious: The Red Door” is solid, and it deserves more than just a passing glance. The cast is memorable, and it will have viewers at the edge of their seats. It garners a B+ rating.

Grab some popcorn and allow Patrick Wilson, Ty Simpkins, and Lin Shaye to lure you in.