Insidious (15)

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A suburban couple (Rose Byrne, Patrick Wilson) are trying to settle their young family in a new home, but mysterious rappings and voices on the baby monitor suggest they're Not Alone.

And who's that phantom menace prowling through the house at all hours? For the most part it's standard stuff, though there's a twist in the nature of this haunting and, more welcome still, a late injection of comedy when a team of ghostbusters (including writer Leigh Whannell) show up with some Heath Robinson-style detection equipment. Some decent scares, all the same.

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