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Insidious: The Last Key | 2018 | PG-13 | - 1.7.5

A parapsychologist (Lin Shaye) haunted by memories of abuse and ghosts from her childhood is drawn back to the house that started her nightmares. Also with Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, Caitlin Gerard, Spencer Locke, Josh Stewart, Tessa Ferrer and Bruce Davison. Directed by Adam Robitel. [1:43]

SEX/NUDITY 1 - A man and a young woman kiss.
 A man says of a young woman, "The most beautiful girl on Earth." A man flirts with a young woman in a few scenes.
 We see the bare chest of a dead man with an autopsy scar and heavy stitches on a black and white TV screen. A woman's bare back is shown and we see lash marks. Two young women wear low-cut tops and dresses that reveal cleavage in a few scenes.

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VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - A man pulls a young woman out from a hiding place and beats her several times with a heavy stick killing her (we hear the thuds; no blood is shown). A woman finds her young daughter in terror in a dark basement; a rope wraps around the woman's neck and pulls her off the ground (she falls dead to the floor with bloody marks on her neck). Two men fight and one has a gun that discharges when the other man slams a door into him (no one is struck); one man hits the other with a heavy stick knocking him to the floor, and then pushes a heavy credenza on his head crushing him (no blood is shown but we see the man's hand twitch briefly).
 A bony hand reaches out from under a cloth on a table and pushes a young woman against a wall; she slams to the floor and we see a bloody wound on her head as she hyperventilates and a demon creature moves toward her, straddles her and presses a key into her throat to turn off her screams, then pushes another key into her chest and we hear a snap as she falls unconscious. A demon straddles a woman and uses a key finger to turn off her screams and the woman stabs the demon in the eye with a sharp stick and it roars as another woman throws it into the darkness.
 A woman unlocks the door to a room and finds a woman inside with a collar and a chain around her neck (she is bruised and grimy); a man with a gun enters the room and threatens them, and then holds the gun to his own mouth before leaving the room and closing the door again. A man becomes enraged when his young daughter says that she is seeing ghosts in the house; he raises his cane and slams her in the back (we hear a thud) and she cries as he picks her up and locks her in a dark basement. A young woman is hypnotized and moves through a dark house where she is attacked by a demon; it grabs her by the throat and stabs her through the back (we see the woman in the hospital thrashing and flat lining). A demon stabs a man in the abdomen and the man disintegrates into dust and disappears. A man is threatening toward his teenage daughter and she grabs his face causing him to slump to the floor. A demon hands a heavy stick to a woman and she uses it to strike a man on the back repeatedly. A red-faced demon lunges toward the window of a room where a young boy sleeps.
 A young girl hears voices while she is locked in a dark basement, she unlocks a door and a bony hand comes out to retrieve the key and the girl breathes heavily and her eyes roll back into her head. A woman follows noises through a dark house and sees something moving down a flight of stairs; the woman goes to the basement and something grabs her around the neck from behind. A demon grabs a woman by the throat and she screams. A teenage girl hears a noise in another room and we see a woman with gray-tinged skin, bruises and bloody marks on her face and arms as the teen speaks to her. A young girl walks toward a dark closet and we hear the voice of another child; the child then appears in a bed with the girl's brother and the boy screams in fear. A woman wakes in a start in a few scenes after having dreams of violent acts. A young girl sees something run across her dark bedroom and hears a child laughing. A woman walks through a dark house and sees something run across the hall in the dark. A room is blocked with a dresser piled with books and a man describes hearing voices and footsteps coming from the room. Several scenes show people walking through dark hallways and rooms and basements following noises. A woman sees a spirit behind a man and screams. A man puts his hand through fan blades and there is the fear that the fan will turn but it does not. A young woman sits up in a hospital bed and gasps deeply.
 A man yells at a woman and tells her to stay out of his life. Lights dim in a house near a penitentiary and a young boy says, "They're frying someone." A young girl says that a man who was put to death in prison committed murder and used a hammer to kill his victim. We understand that a young girl sees spirits. A young boy says that people go into the dark after they die. A man says of his teenage daughter, "Nobody else can possibly love someone like her."
 A man watches TV news broadcasts that talk about the death of Lenin and Stalin and later about atomic weapons. There are a few references to the electric chair. There are the creepy creaking sounds of oil rigs pumping in several scenes.
 A demon is shown to be very tall and lanky with gray-tinged skin and bony appendages along with a disfigured, skeletal face and he roars loudly. Several cases are shown with the personal effects of dead people along with their skulls. A young woman is shown on a stretcher and in the hospital later with a bloody face and her neck in a brace. We see a dead body with an autopsy scar and heavy stitches down the chest and abdomen on a black and white TV screen. A woman's bare back is shown with lash marks from childhood beatings. A coroner's van pulls toward a state penitentiary. A teenage girl and a younger boy scrub a floor with brushes and on their hands and knees. A man slurps a large bite of Jell-O.

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LANGUAGE 5 - At least 1 F-word, 2 mild obscenities, name-calling (demons, ghosts and ghouls, monsters, cursed), 2 religious exclamations (Oh My God).

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SUBSTANCE USE - A man gives a woman a glass of something to make her sleep (presumably drugged). A man drinks several glasses of whiskey in a few scenes, and a man drinks beer from a bottle.

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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Death penalty, electric chair, murder, serial murder, hauntings, fear and pain, child abuse, punishment, good and evil, abandonment, estranged siblings, the spirit world, guilt, family, parapsychology.
MESSAGE - If you have a special skill that you can use to help people, you should use it. Going home can be difficult.
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