The Conjuring review

Day 1 - The Conjuring PosterGenre: Horror, Supernatural.
Starring: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Lili Taylor, Ron Livingston, Shanley Caswell, Hayley McFarland, Joey King, Mackenzie Foy, Kyla Deaver.
Year Of Release: 2013
Certificate: 15 (UK)
Runtime: 112 Minutes
Director: James Wan
Synopsis: “Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.” IMDB

Set in the early 1970s, The Conjuring focuses on the work of renowned paranormal investigators Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine (Vera Farmiga) Warren who are now lecturing throughout the United States in colleges about the cases they come across.

Just as they plan to hang up their proverbial boots and call it a day, income the Perron family Roger (Ron Livingston) and Carolyn (Lili Taylor) who are completely petrified for their lives and the lives of their 5 children (all daughters if memory serves). There is something incredibly evil living within their new home, which doesn’t take long for the Warrens long to discover that the evil is there to stay but what is it?

Who would have guessed that James Wan the mind behind the ultimate gore porn Horror in a very long time would turn out to be one of the best Horror directors working right now? I surely did not, don’t get me wrong I am not casting a shadow on the Saw franchise I enjoy the films just they are not Horror they are their own genre. I mean he done pretty good with “Dead Silence” in 2007 but mostly gore porn which in itself he done brilliantly.

The film was a thoroughly enjoyable thrill ride full of scares, jumps and well written, if you are the Horror fan who cares about scares then watch this now! Even the “hide and clap” scene made famous in the trailers doesn’t lose its charm in the film first or even second time around. I personally am a huge fan of the Warrens work which has been made into several films over the years.

Overall, a film packed with scares, impressive acting and pretty good special effects which itself is a saving grace for an recently dying genre. One of the must see Horror films in recent years!

7/10

Chris "The Boss" Wilson

Chris is a self confessed movie junkie, his favourite film is A Nightmare On Elm Street, yes the 84 version obviously!

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