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Insidious 5 cast, trailer, plot, reviews, and more news

Patrick Wilson returned to deliver more scares from The Further in Insidious 5. Here's everything you need to know about the Insidious 5 cast, plot, and more.

Insidious 5 release date, Patrick Wilson returns

What is the Insidious 5 release date? The hugely successful horror movie franchise started back in 2010, with the king of creepiness, James Wan, at the helm. Now, with a fifth instalment, Patrick Wilson took over the director’s chair for his debut behind the camera.

While the first Insidious outing was one of the best horror movies in years, recent entry The Last Key, received pretty poor reviews. However, it made a killer profit at the box office and was the highest-grossing Insidious to date. When a movie makes $168m against a reported budget of just $10m, new movies in the franchise will happen whether critics like it or not.

So, did Patrick Wilson’s direction help to steer one of the best horror series back on track after a couple of lackluster prequels? Who was in Insidious 5? What is the Insidious 5 release date? Never fear, The Digital Fix is here, and we have ventured into The Further to give you all the answers you need.

Who’s in the Insidious 5 cast?

Patrick Wilson returned to lead the Insidious 5 cast as Josh Lambert, in addition to other returning stars including Ty Simpkins and Rose Byrne.

Simpkins returned to the Insidious 5 cast as Dalton Lambert, albeit now ten years older and at college. Rose Byrne also returned as Dalton’s mother, though Josh and Renai had split up since we last saw them.

Sinclair Daniel was the major newcomer, playing Dalton’s new college buddy Chris. Lin Shaye also returned as franchise ever-present Elise, making a brief appearance from beyond the grave, while her friend Carl also appeared in a flashback scene.

Insidious 5 release date, starring Ty Simpkins

Here’s the Insidious 5 cast list:

  • Patrick Wilson as Josh Lambert
  • Ty Simpkins as Dalton Lambert
  • Rose Byrne as Renai Lambert
  • Andrew Astor as Foster Lambert
  • Lin Shaye as Elise Rainier
  • Sinclair Daniel as Chris
  • Hiam Abbass as Professor Armagan
  • Steve Coulter as Carl
  • Joseph Bishara as Lipstick-Face Demon

Everyone who dies in Insidious 5

Insidious 5 release date and reviews

Insidious 5 arrived on Friday July 7, 2023, and unfortunately received some mixed reviews from critics. 

In our own Insidious 5 review, we described the movie as a solid addition to the franchise with more than enough to keep fans happy. The overall critical response was not nearly as positive.

Over at Rotten Tomatoes, the movie has jst a 37% approval rating from critics as a whole. The site’s critical consensus says that Insidious 5 marks “the disappointing denouement of a once-frightening franchise”.

Insidious 5 ending explained

What is Insidious 5 about?

The Insidious 5 plot followed Dalton Lambert to college, which triggers both he and his father to remember their terrifying experiences in The Further.

The movie begins with a flashback, showing how Josh and Dalton were hypnotized to forget their astral projection abilities after the events of Insidious 2. A decade later, though, old foes including the Lipstick-Face Demon are still not done with them.

Find out how it all plays out with our guide to the Insidious 5 ending.

Dalton (Ty Simpkins) draws at college in Insidious 5

Is there an Insidious 5 trailer?

The first Insidious 5 trailer was released on Wednesday, April 19, 2023.

The horrifying teaser took poor Josh Lambert back into The Further and suggested he’d spent the last decade being tormented by the souls of the deceased. Even worse, it seemed like he’d passed his ‘gifts’ onto his son, who’s now at college. Check it out below.

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There was also a second trailer released on June 6, 2023, which you can check out below:

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Where can I watch Insidious 5?

Insidious 5 is currently exclusive to theaters, so you’re going to have to head on a trip to the cinema.

After that, we don’t know exactly which of the best streaming services it will end up on, but it will likely be Netflix considering the relationship Sony has with the streaming service.

Keep up to date with our guide on how to watch Insidious 5 and also find out how to watch all the Insidious movies in order.

Ty Simpkins returns to The Further in Insidious 5

Until then, why not check out our guides to Patrick Wilson’s other horror series, The Conjuring, with our guide to The Conjuring movies in order, The Conjuring 4 release date, and The Conjuring TV series release date.

Alternatively, catch up on the best horror movies on Netflix or, if you want to know more about all the best movies coming to the horror genre in the future, we’ve got guides to the Saw 10 release date and the Evil Dead Rise 2 release date.