The Conjuring (2013)
Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.
Good movie but grossly overrated
everything you have heard about this movie is true.
Fanciful, disturbing, and wildly original, it announces the arrival of a fresh, bold voice in American cinema.
The film creates a perfect balance between action and depth of basic needs, in the midst of an infertile atmosphere.
The conjuring is definetly a step up from Other horrors released during this period. Good acting with a good storyline. Plenty of scares in this one with a slightly disappointing ending. However overall it is a very enjoyable horror film.
This had a reputation among teens as being "the scariest movie ever" but as a 15 year old boy that isn't just trying to seem tough, it wasn't what I heard the hype to be
As a horror movie, it had some scares, but as a story, it wasn't that surprising. Though it is based on a true story and I love haunted house movies, these kinds of films have lost their surprise. It seemed like a cross between Insidious (directed by James Wan also) and Sinister. Insidious also dealt with demonic possession (in fact, one old lady that was also a ghost in Conjuring looked like the same one in Insidious) and Sinister, which also deals with demonic possession, features the characters moving into a house that was previously haunted already and those that enter are in danger. So basically, there weren't many surprises, but I wish we knew more about the ghosts. We don't know the names of these demons or where they came from (other than Hell) and some of the ghosts appear in one scene and have nothing to do with the movie. As a horror fan, it does have scares, but I think they should have a new approach to the haunted house genre. I still say The Others was the best of the haunted house movies (though I haven't seen Amityville Horror). Overall, I guess if you haven't seen the two horror movies I've mentioned, it would be scarier. So I'm on the fence with this one.
I don't even want to write a review about this. Its just too good. I have no criticisms at all! This movie is scary, thrilling, jumpy and just all round amazing. This movie should be on your bucket list. It is a must watch! James Wans Best!!