Movie Review: The Conjuring

by Ryan on July 25, 2013

in Anything Else,Pop Culture,Rhode Island

While I used to be a big horror movie fan, my tastes have generally moved on.  I’m not into gross or overly elaborate death scenes.  I’ve come to yawn at those masked serial killer movies.  However, every once in a while a horror movie comes along that piques my interest.  The Conjuring is one such film.  Here’s the trailer:

A number of things attracted my to this film.  Primarily, the events in the film took place in Harrisville, Rhode Island, which is a section in the boondocks of Burrillville, RI.  If the smallest state in the union can have a middle of nowhere, it’s Burrillville.  I once had a friend in college from there and remember her telling us about the Perron house of which The Conjuring is based.  It completely freaked her out.

Also, the movie is based on a true story involving demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren, who also investigated that infamous house in Amityville back in the 1970s.  As a psychic/medium, Lorraine often appears on A&E’s “Paranormal State” TV show, which I watch from time to time.  When one watches enough of those kinds of shows, you can tell the charlatans from the legit ones — Lorraine is legit (she even has a cameo in the movie!).  She’s also very Catholic and believes religion protects people from dangerous entities out there.

Finally, after reading first-hand accounts of the actual purported events the film is based upon, I had to check it out.  Especially reading that the movie was pretty spot-on with two exceptions:  the film’s events took place over a 10-year period (and didn’t fully stop after the family moved to Georgia in 1980), so the film had to condense the events with Hollywood-style intensity; and some other stuff I can’t get into until you see it.

So, the film.  I liked it a lot, and so did the critics.  Lots of bumps and jumps, but done in a way which grows and develops well.  You get to know the characters — the terrorized Perrons, as well as the Warrens, who investigate paranormal activity — then get to experience everything go crazy… it gets a bit wild towards the end, but you can comment below to discuss more.

Having experienced the paranormal personally, I felt like this story (while an extreme case) could be plausible to a certain point.  I don’t often get that feeling watching horror films like this.  At the end of the day, if you like these kinds of movies you will enjoy The Conjuring.  Even if you’re a skeptic, a good bump and jump horror flick still has entertainment value.  Non-skeptic A-;  skeptic B.

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