Post Reply The Conjuring
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Posted 10/27/13 , edited 10/28/13
Since Halloween is just around the corner and the conjuring just came out on dvd I decided to go buy myself a copy. I read how it's been one better horror films in a long time and I have to agree.

In 1971, Roger and Carolyn move into a new home with their 5 daughters. Just like any family, they begin to explore their home and discover an entrance to the cellar that was hidden. Mysterious things begin to happen. Carolyn wakes up with bruises on her body. The daughters start hearing things and the family dog is mysteriously killed. It escalates when portraits of the family fall of the wall and Carolyn sees a figure in the cellar and gets locked in. Desperate for help, they seek out the help of 2 well known paranormal investigators who let them know that their house might need a exorcism. They soon unearth the evil things that have occurred in that home.

What I liked about the film is that even though it's rated R, there's very few scenes with blood. Alot of the scares come from you worrying about the safety of the family because they are a decent family just trying to make living. They dont do anything stupid, like trying to combat the "force" or constantly tell their children that they are wrong. Another great thing is the great special and pracitcal effects, especially towards the end. There's some CGI that that is clearly CGI but it doesn't bother me. It does have the typical tropes in horror movies, like jump scares and loud sounds.

It starts out a bit slow in the beginning but still keeps it interesting as it builds up the momentum for the second hour where all the great horror goodness starts. Good acting, especially as a family, great pracital and special effects. A legitimately scary movie that should be seen.

Here's the trailer
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