Movie Review

31 Days of Halloween: The Conjuring (2013)

I love a good ghost story! Any sort of haunted house tale excites me, and I remember racing to the theaters to see The Conjuring when it came out. This fascinating story, inspired by true events, is my pick for Day 10 of 31 Days of Halloween!

The Conjuring Poster

IMDB’s Description: “Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.”

Again, this description seems pretty typical for any sort of haunted house tale, but this was a pretty unique movie. First, I loved the general atmosphere of the movie – it was creepy and reminiscent of horror movies from the 60s and 70s. Also, jump scares were used judiciously in order to keep viewers on the edge of their seats. Knowing that this was based on a real case from the Warrens who were actual Vatican-sanctioned demonologists made it all the creepier. This is one I’ve watched multiple times, which I think speaks volumes since I typically only watch a horror movie once (maybe twice) since movies become a lot less scary when you’re certain of what happens next.

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