Summary In 1971, Carolyn and Roger Perron move their family into a dilapidated
Rhode Island farm house and soon strange things start happening around
it with escalating nightmarish terror. In desperation, Carolyn contacts
the noted paranormal investigators, Ed and Lorraine Warren, to examine
the house. What the Warrens discover is a whole area steeped in a
satanic haunting that is now targeting the Perron family wherever they
go. To stop this evil, the Warrens will have to call upon all their
skills and spiritual strength to defeat this spectral menace at its
source that threatens to destroy everyone involved.
Genre : Horror Country : USA Cast : Vera Farmiga : Lorraine Warren Patrick Wilson : Ed Warren Lili Taylor : Carolyn Perron Ron Livingston : Roger Perron Director : James Wan
My opinion Sometimes it's better to keep the genie in the bottle. Afterreadinga lotabout itandhearing theravereviews, I finally sat in my cosy sofa to watch this, according to sources, extreme creepy horror and enjoy every second of it. Iwas verycurious ifthis filmwouldticklemynerves and let a scary and eerie feeling descend all over me. Ultimatelyitwasn't so...
Throw together "The Exorcist", "The Changeling", "The AmityvilleHorror", "Poltergeist"and"Paranormal Activity", shakeit welland finish it withmasterlycamera work, and you get thishorrorgemas aresult.Only"Drag me tohell" also gotmyappreciationandI judged this one as beinga decenthorror film since they don't make them so well anymore recent years. Nowadays it'smoreteen-horror like"Twilight", paranormal nonsense like"Paranormal Activity" and crappy footage horror.
James Wan however, has the talentto makea sizzling movie using the tensionandan image-building that fascinates you and makes sure you keep on watching.It's againfull ofcliches andsituations thatare usedcountless timesinother films.Andyet it'sallsubtlyintertwined andtranscendsthe otherhorrorcrapthatI havebeenpresented with before.
So, "The Conjuring" is an outstandinghorrorwith a somewhatdisappointing ending. It gave me a feeling as if it needed to be finished in a rush. Mostfilms wouldstillend up withan appearance inthemusic box. This movieis at thatpointmasterfully,because here it doesn't happen.
The fact thatthis filmis basedon a true story(which I doubt) gives thisfilmanextra dimension.