Does the Insidious: The Red Door ending tease a new Insidious movie? Which of the original cast members are returning? Is there an end-credit scene? Who is singing the song at the end? Find the answers to these questions and many others right here!
How about that Insidious: The Red Door ending?! Do you have as many questions as we did after watching the new horror movie in theaters? Well, if you want answers, facts, or just more details about this crazy world, then check out our FAQ below. Including many facts and details.
Please note, the below is full of spoilers for Insidious: The Red Door. If you’re simply looking for a review, then click here to read our Insidious: The Red Door review >
Okay, let’s get to that Insidious: The Red Door ending and details about the universe of the new horror movie.
Is Lin Shaye in Insidious: The Red Door?
Yes, Lin Shaye is in Insidious: The Red Door. She’s not an active character due to dying in the very first Insidious movie from 2010. However, we do see Lin Shaye as Elise Rainier in a video where she talks about astral projection and The Further.
This video predates everything that happened in the very first movie.
Towards the very end of Insidious: The Red Door, we see Elise Rainier (still portrayed by Lin Shaye, of course) making contact with Josh Lambert (Patrick Wilson).
Josh still doesn’t remember Elise Rainier due to the hypnotic clearing of his memories at the end of Insidious: Chapter 2. For this reason, he also doesn’t know that the woman he sees is a ghost. We also saw Elise Rainier as a ghost in Insidious: Chapter 2 where she helps Josh and Dalton Lambert escape from The Further.
Now, in Insidious: Chapter 3 (as in this movie), Elise returns to say goodbye to Josh as he seems to have finally escaped from the grasp of The Further.
Which of the original cast members are returning?
The entire Lambert family returns as covered in our review here. Well, all of them except for the twins who portrayed baby Kali Lambert in Insidious and Insidious: Chapter 2. However, Kali isn’t really part of the story in this movie, so it doesn’t make much of a difference.
Is Barbara Hershey in Insidious 5: The Red Door?
Barbara Hershey isn’t strictly speaking in Insidious: The Red Door (which is chapter 3 of the Lambert family story) as Lorraine Lambert. Barbara Hershey isn’t actively part of the story because we first catch up with the Lambert family when they attend the funeral of Lorraine Lambert (played by Barbara Hershey).
She was Josh’s mother and helped the family so much in the first two movies. Especially by getting them in touch with Elise Rainier.
The character is part of the story in an indirect way, though, and so we do see Barbara Hershey’s image several times.
Do we see Specs and Tucker?
When it comes to Specs and Tucker – Elise Rainier’s assistants – they appear in The Red Door just like Elise Rainier herself; In a video.
We see Leigh Whannell as Specs and Angus Sampson as Tucker where they continue to talk (and bicker) about what is the most important part of working with the paranormal.
Who is Ben Burton?
Ben Burton is Josh Lambert’s dad and, of course, this also means he’s the grandfather of Dalton Lambert.
Josh discovers that his dad didn’t just leave him and his mother. Ben Burton was admitted to a psychiatric hospital and ultimately took his own life. Leaving a note saying “This ends with me”.
“This” refers to astral projection and ending up in The Further, opening a door to evil and danger.
Who is the person in orange walking up behind Josh’s car after his mother’s funeral?
This turned out to be his father, Ben Burton.
It was also Ben Burton who stood outside the window as Josh tried to train his own memory.
Ben Burton was trying to reach his son to help him discover the truth.
Does the Insidious: The Red Door ending tease a new Insidious movie?
Yes, it absolutely does. While Insidious: The Red Door is essentially a “Chapter 3” in the story about the Lambert family –and seems to mark the end of this trilogy within the Insidious franchise – it’s still not over.
Is there a post credit scene in Insidious: The Red Door?
Yes, the post credit scene is what confirms that it’s not over. In that sense, the end-credit scene is paramount to the Insidious: The Red Door ending, so do not miss out on it.
The ending of Insidious: The Red Door clearly shows that while the red door is closed and somewhat blocked, it is still active.
Sure, the access into our world – and the creatures lurking behind the door – may be somewhat dormant due to Dalton Lambert painting it shut, but the door is still there.
When the light flickers, we know that there’s still something behind the door, waiting to break through from The Further into our world of life. Do not miss out on the end-credit scene which is actually a true post credit scene at the very end!
What’s the next Insidious movie?
Even before the release of Insidious 5, we’ve known about the next in line. That’s also how we know that it isn’t over.
An Insidious spin-off has already been announced.
The spin-off is called Thread: An Insidious Tale, and it stars Mandy Moore and Kumail Nanjiani.
It’s called a “standalone story” so it may not be connected at all. Then again, it will surely include elements from the Insidious Universe.
Other Insidious: The Red Door fun facts
Is Patrick Wilson singing the song “STAY” that plays during the end credits?
Yes, that powerful voice is indeed Patrick Wilson singing. So not only does he direct and co-star in Insidious: The Red Door, but he also sings the feature song. Actually, the cover is by GHOST, so it’s “GHOST feat. Patrick Wilson”.
This makes him an integral part of the Insidious: The Red Door ending because the lyrics of that song are perfect for this franchise.
The song is a cover version of the brilliant Shakespears Sister 1992 hit song “Stay”. The song was written by the two band members and singers, Siobhan Fahey and Marcella Detroit, with Dave Stewart of Eurythmics as co-writer.
It plays during the end credits and offers an extra layer to the story. In many ways, it covers what Josh and Dalton Lambert have gone through during all three movies.
I’m thinking of the lyrics during the bridge in particular:
You’d better hope and pray
That you make it safe back to your own world
You’d better hope and pray
That you’ll wake one day in your own world
‘Cause when you sleep at night
They don’t hear your cries in your own world
Only time will tell
If you can break the spell back in your own world
And no, even though Patrick Wilson is an amazing singer, he does not try to hit that very high note that comes in the chorus after the bridge. Marcella Detroit can do that, but few others should even attempt this.
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