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Up for the ultimate scare? These malls will have a midnight screening of 'Insidious: The Red Door'

By John Patrick Magno Ranara Published Jun 30, 2023 2:30 pm

Horror movies are always more fun and exhilarating when you stream them on your TV at midnight and beyond, so what more if you can watch them on the big screen where the lights are dim and the speakers are booming?

Several cinemas in the country are set to have a midnight screening of the upcoming supernatural horror film Insidious: The Red Door on July 5.

The film will premiere starting at 12:01 a.m. at SM Cinema Cebu, SM Cinema Davao, SM Cinema Iloilo, SM Cinema Mall of Asia, SM Cinema Marikina, SM Cinema Megamall, SM Cinema North Edsa, and SM Cinema Seaside.

Insidious: The Red Door is the fifth film in the Insidious franchise and serves as direct sequel to 2010's Insidious and 2013's Insidious: Chapter 2. The film follows the supernatural encounters of the Lambert family as they are plagued by demons coming from The Further, a dark place where many souls are damned to remain forever.

Set ten years after the ending events of the second film, the story follows Josh Lambert as he drops his son Dalton off at an ivy-league university. However, Dalton’s college dream becomes a nightmare when the repressed demons of his past suddenly return to haunt them both. 

Touted as the "epic conclusion to the terrifying saga of the Lambert family," Insidious: The Red Door reunites the original cast from the first film that includes Patrick Wilson (who is also helming the film in his directorial debut), Ty Simpkins, Rose Byrne, and Andrew Astor.

Speaking about the film, Wilson said he wanted to continue the story of the Lambert family by trying to explore their trauma because of the hauntings.

"After the second film, I felt there was nothing more to be done or said or explored with the Lambert family. The biggest question that I asked, and that I wanted to pose to the audience, was what happens to a family after ten years, when you’ve been hypnotized in order to forget your family trauma?" he said.

"In hindsight, that’s probably not the healthiest way to deal with trauma: ‘It didn’t happen, you’ll forget this.’ I wanted to unpack that," Wilson continued. 

Co-producer Jason Blum was meanwhile elated to have the original cast back again, "Getting to see how the cast has aged–especially the actors who were children and have grown into young men–underscores the heart of the story for me: that this is a family finding their way as they move through their lives."