Patrick Wilson on Why ‘Insidious: The Red Door’ is the Best Ending for the Saga

Patrick Wilson is back as Josh Lambert in Insidious: The Red Door, which is also his directorial debut. The film is now playing exclusively in theaters.

In Insidious: The Red Door, the horror franchise’s original cast returns for the final chapter of the Lambert family’s terrifying saga. To put their demons to rest once and for all, Josh (Patrick Wilson) and a college-aged Dalton (Ty Simpkins) must go deeper into The Further than ever before, facing their family’s dark past and a host of new and more horrifying terrors that lurk behind the red door.

Patrick Wilson in Screen Gems INSIDIOUS: THE RED DOOR

“If you look at the end of the second movie, after all that trauma that they’ve been through, to be hypnotized into thinking that like, that’s the best way in a horror movie to deal with trauma — and I don’t know if we would do it the same way. I don’t know, I’ve never asked James if he’d do it the same way if that was made now because we just deal with things differently now, I certainly do as a parent and as an actor, and as we do in 2023,” he explained to me.

“So I really wanted to go back and just go, ‘No, maybe that’s not the best way to deal with trauma by going, ‘you don’t remember it,’’ you know? You have to work through it because ultimately, and what the movie says is you need both sides. You need light in the dark, whatever your metaphor is, your demons are always there, how you deal with them is the real issue. You don’t wish it away or forget about it, it’s there and I think that’s gotta make you stronger. So, for me, this was at least my version of the best ending of the Lambert trilogy, for sure.”

Patrick Wilson in Screen Gems Insidious: The Red Door

We discussed why this was the perfect way to end the story, reprising his role, how much fans love the Insidious franchise, and more.

Watch my interview below: