The fourth chapter in the horror franchise puts resident psychic Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) front and centre in what amounts to an origin story set just prior to the events of the first film.
Elise is drawn back to her hometown where an entity she summoned as a child is still haunting the family home, and the new owner naturally wants rid of it. Uncovering more than just a haunting, she must confront the demons of her past, along with her estranged brother. The Last Key‘s focus on Shaye’s character is a major plus after a couple of lacklustre sequels, and director Adam Robitel (who helmed creepy found-footage horror The Taking of Deborah Logan) sustains a sinister atmosphere throughout. Fans can expect ample jump scares, dark basements wreathed in dry ice, and some welcome comic relief from Leigh Whannell and Angus Sampson’s ghost hunters.