Insidious The Red Door: Release date, trailers, cast, plot, and more

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Patrick Wilson as Josh Lambert in Insidious The Red Door

Insidious 5, officially titled Insidious The Red Door, is read to terrify audiences this summer. Here’s everything we know about the movie, including its release date, trailers, cast, plot, and more.

Insidious is one of the biggest horror franchises of modern cinema. The original film explored the Lambert family, with the child Dalton suffering from a supernatural threat that his father (Patrick Wilson) similarly faced in his childhood.

Now the film is on its fifth iteration and will once again focus on the Lambert family, with Patrick Wilson behind the camera as well as in front of it, as this will be his directorial debut. Scott Teems – known for his work on Halloween Kills – has penned the script.

Unlike most franchises that dwindle as they go along, love for the Insidious films remains rather strong. This is in spite of the most recent film, Insidious: The Last Key, being the worst reviewed – it was still the most profitable, with $168 million worldwide. So for those curious fans, here’s everything we know so far about the upcoming fifth chapter.

Insidious The Red Door release date: When is the movie coming out?

Insidious 5, aka The Red Door, will premiere in cinemas on July 7, 2023.

Filming wrapped in August 2022, so things are on track for this release date. Wilson posted on his Instagram to commemorate filming having been completed last year.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, producer James Wan praised Wilson’s work as a director.

“Well, we all love Patrick… one of the things I love best about working with Patrick Wilson is that we don’t actually talk about the movie that we are making on set. We geek out about all the movies that we loved growing up, because Patrick and I are roughly of the same generation.

“We’re just constantly geeking out about John Carpenter’s Big Trouble in Little China and all these movies. Patrick reminds me a little bit of Leigh Whannell in that they are not just actors slash whatever; they are filmmakers as well.

“They’re film buffs, and being film buffs, they look at acting from the point of view of what the final film will be like. And so that actually helps inform them as filmmakers. So I’m always very excited when people like Leigh Whannell and Patrick Wilson want to jump behind the camera.”

Insidious The Red Door cast: Who’s in it?

We’re set to see a lot of returning faces in the cast for Insidious 5, which includes but is not limited to:

  • Patrick Wilson as Josh Lambert
  • Rose Byrne as Renai Lambert
  • Ty Simpkins as Dalton Lambert
  • Andrew Astor as Foster Lambert

Lin Shaye as Elise Rainier will also return, despite her death in the first film, as her ghostly presence has remained strong throughout the franchise.

It is not yet confirmed if Barbara Hershey will return as Josh’s mother, Lorraine Lambert.

There are also four newcomers to the film in undisclosed roles, which are:

  • Hiam Abbass
  • Sinclair Daniel
  • Peter Dager
  • Jarquez McClendon

Insidious The Red Door trailer: Is there any footage of the film yet?

There are two trailers for Insidious 5, both of which you can watch below:

And if you want to relive the horror that the Lambert family faced, here’s one of the most iconic modern scenes in horror films below:

Insidious The Red Door plot: What will the film be about?

The official plot synopsis for Insidious 5, which is set 10 years after the events of the sequel, reads: “To put their demons to rest once and for all, Josh and a college-aged Dalton 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.”

Insidious 2 ended with Josh and Dalton allowing themselves to be hypnotised in order to repress their demonic memories of The Further. But this doesn’t seem to have lasted.


Speaking to Screen Rant, Wilson stated: “We rarely get the opportunity to come back 10 years later, especially if you think about the lore of Insidious and this family, specifically me and Ty, [with] our characters being hypnotized, what does that do to a family after 10 years?

“Watching Dalton go to college and what does that do? Watching a young man go to college and all the new experiences and feeling like an outsider trying to fit in. He’s got this ability that he doesn’t even know that he has of being an astral projector and traveler.

“After so long, are we still hypnotized? Is there still that trance? What does that do to your life? What does that do to your marriage? And then what does that do for a father and son relationship?”

That’s everything we know about Insidious The Red Door. Currently all of the Insidious films are available to stream on Netflix. You can read our other horror coverage here.

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