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The Insidious: The Red Door Trailer Alludes To Major Lambert Family Death

The new trailer for "Insidious: The Red Door" looks set to continue the horror franchise's exploration of the supernatural, which changed horror movies with the first film. The movie paved the way for "The Conjuring," "It Follows," and a full slate of macabre cinema in the 2010s. This is thanks in part to the series' cast led by the Lambert family of Patrick Wilson (Josh), Rose Bryne (Renai), Ty Simpkins (Dalton), Andrew Astor (Foster), and Barbara Hershey (Lorraine).

A closer examination of the trailer's segments reveals that one Lambert member may have died. There are two different sequences in the promo that show Josh and Renai talking over a grave and a shot of the entire family standing at a cemetery without series regular Lorraine Lambert.

Although this doesn't mean Lorraine is the occupant of the casket, it is enough to suggest a significant death within the family. There are also further clues that point to the character's demise in the promotional clip.

Barbara Hershey does not appear in the movie's trailer

A significant clue that Lorraine Lambert is likely the deceased the family is visiting is that Barbara Hershey and Jocelin Donahue — who portrays young Lorraine — do not appear in the trailer. For a character that has thus far played such a major role in the franchise, her not being present is a big deal.

Josh's mother is last heard from at the end of "Insidious: The Last Key." Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) wakes up to a phone call from Lorraine, who tells her she needs help keeping The Red Face Demon from Dalton, just as Rainier once did for Josh. Since every one of the Lamberts is accounted for in the trailer for the fifth film in the series, except Lorraine, she may have perished due to what she alluded to on this call.

Then again, the character may have passed away naturally, which is a rarity in the "Insidious" films. Fans can find out for sure if the Lambert matriarch is still around once "Insidious: The Red Door" hits theaters on July 7.