Spoiler only at the end: I love the Insidious franchise so I was biased twords this movie to start. I wanted to love it, but along side of the others it lacks something. We went through the house at Halloween Horror Nights 25 before seeing this and the house made me think the movie was going to be scarier than it was. I guess I set myself up for failure. James Wan is a master at setting up a psychological scare. The moments of quiet where you don't realize you have stopped breathing and that the hairs are standing up on the back of your neck. Leigh Wannell has been hit or miss at this in the past, and this is no exception. If James Wan would come back to this series, it would be a dream come true.
I wish they had given at least a clue to what Elise saw at the end of 2. I know this is a prequel but when you wait that long in between movies, you wish to be thrown a proverbial bone. Spoiler: The addition of redface at the end was laughable and it felt like the director was forced to put that in by someone thinking we couldnt go a whole movie without seeing him. At least it gave me a laugh for the night.