Director: James Wan. Cast: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston, Lily Taylor. 112 min. Rated R. Horror.
Based on a true story, a "ghost-hunter" couple in 1971 are summoned to eradicate demons from a haunted house in Rhode Island. Directed by Saw creator James Wan, this is a very clever horror movie. Haunted house cliches infiltrate every corner, but there's also an abundance of well-crafted scary false alarms, each without a decent payoff, making the viewer constantly vigilant of even the most irrelevant visual element in each scene. Farmiga is perfect in her role as the clairvoyant medium, Wilson repeats his team-up with the director from Insidious, and the movie's last line couldn't have been more pleasurable:
"There's a call for another case in Long Island."