This haunted-house thriller’s title alone suggests a trip to the library. Yet the film’s low-budget atmospherics and clichéd floor-creakings are a poor substitute for director James Wan’s nauseating impact of yore. It follows the Poltergeist playbook to an almost plagiaristic degree, complete with a believably warm couple (Wilson and Byrne) wrecked by paranormal goings-on.
|Stars:||Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, Barbara Hershey|
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