THE CONJURING – REVIEW

Bring some Depends in case you get the shit scared outta you.

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Let me be honest, I am not a big fan of horror and scary movies in general. Don’t get me wrong, I love intense movies and can handle blood & violence usually when it’s rooted in some attempts at realism. The Conjuring is a scary-ass movie that once the action picks up, it doesn’t let off. This results in a long period of tense edginess which is unpleasant, after a while. The Conjuring knows what it is going for – old school frights – and it delivers in spades. The movie is a spot-the-movie-reference game, like the meta-horror A Cabin in the Woods, it’s got a dose of Poltergesit, Exorcist, The Amityville Horror and many others.

The movie tells the true story of Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren who go to Rhode Island to help the Perron family eliminate a dark force in their new home. Of course their new home is a huge old farmhouse similar to the Amityville house. The house and land all around it has seen it’s share of murder, hangings, and suicides going all of the way back to the time of the Salem Witch Trials. Roger Perron(Ron Livingston) and his wife Carolyn (Lili Taylor) have moved with their five daughters have unwittingly moved right in as realtors do not have to disclose any paranormal trouble. Instantly things are off as the family dog refuses to enter the home, then things slowly go from bumps in the night to demons running around the house.

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