Conjuring is one of the scariest movies you will ever try to watch
in your life. It makes Paranormal Activity look as scary as My
Set in 1971 and based on a true story, Ron Livingston and Lili Taylor
star as Roger and Carolyn Perron - parents moving their 5 little girls
to a rural farmhouse in Rhode Island.
In the middle of nowhere.
Next to a creepy lake.
Of course, right from the start, you know this is going to be bad news.
The dog won’t go through the front door. The clocks are always
stopping at 3:07 AM, birds are crashing into the house every day, and
what the heck is all of that clapping they keep hearing from the
boarded up basement?
When things get really crazy they call in Ed and Lorraine Warren
(Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga), who, if you know a little something
about the history of the paranormal, are the people who investigated
the Amityville Horror.
And, THAT is when things get interesting.
Whether or not you believe in ghosts, goblins and demonic entities, The
Conjuring will scare you out of your underpants because director
James Wan delivers a classic horror movie with all of the tension,
anticipation and outright frights that have you hiding your eyes. It
could be one of the best horror movies of the last ten years.
You can credit a fantastic cast as well. Farmiga brings such an eerie
coolness and calm to Lorraine at all of the right moments, but also the
warmth this character needs to be our heroine. She makes the character
central to the premise and the action of the movie, when maybe the
writing doesn’t always accomplish that.
Then, so many classic horror movie moments are included in The
Conjuring that you might start thinking it is predictable, but that
is when you realize Wan has lured you in to shock you with some
outrageously fantastic twists and surprises to get you hiding behind
your popcorn a few more times.
Yes, you know they can’t go in there, but knowing something
horrifying is beyond the door is what makes it so fun.
The Conjuring is rated R for sequences of
disturbing violence and terror.