Originally titled Insidious: Fear the Dark, the film has undergone a title change closer to the origins of the horror saga.
The fifth installment of the horror franchise Insidious produced by Leigh Whannell and James Wan, originally titled Insidoius: Fear the Darkrenamed to Insidious: The Red Doorwhich refers directly to the origins of the saga.
The new title, in fact, refers to the role of the red doors in all the films of the Insidious saga. They serve as access to the lairs of the great villains of the first two films and as a path to Elsewhere itself. It is partly because of the red door that the Lambert family has been haunted over the years.
In the 2018 prequel, Insidious, paranormal investigator and franchise linchpin Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) accidentally opens a door leading to the Lambert home and leaves it unlocked as she returns to the real world after defeating Key face. Her actions inadvertently doom the family to repeated hauntings and multiple trips to Elsewhere in an attempt to find peace.
Clearly, the red door hasn’t been closed forever for the Lambert family, since Insidious: The Red Door takes place ten years after the events of the second film. Plot details have been mostly kept under wraps, but the new film will see Josh Lambert (Patrick Wilson) accompany Dalton (Ty Simpkins) to the idyllic college of his dreams. When the demons of his childhood creep back into their lives, however, he summons them to Elsewhere to finally close the door on that horrible chapter of their lives.
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Directed by Patrick Wilson, in his directorial debut, Insidious: The Red Door will be released on July 7, 2023.