Insidious: The Red Door

Director: Patrick Wilson
Year Released: 2023
Rating: 0.5

Continuation from 2013's Insidious: Chapter 2 has easily-possessed Josh Lambert (Wilson, in his directorial debut) driving his son Dalton (Ty Simpkins) to college so he can study fine art under Prof. Armagan (Hiam Abbass) ... but both of them keep having hallucinations involving ghouls from a place called The Further.  It tediously flips back and forth between the dad and his kid believing that they're losing their respective minds and setting up the jump scares - creatures at first appear in the distance and slowly move forward - all to feebly try to make it yet another movie around this vague "generational trauma" concept ("This ends with me").  The only thing slightly interesting about it (aside from the MRI scene, which is a little freaky) is how it, like the others in the franchise, managed to get a PG-13 rating to lure in those middle and high school kids out for cheap thrills on the weekend: it took in over $175 million at the box office (with a $16m budget).  That's what I call a swindlin'.