The Conjuring (2013)
If you don't like this, we can't be friends.
It's funny watching the elements come together in this complicated scam. On one hand, the set-up isn't quite as complex as it seems, but there's an easy sense of fun in every exchange.
All of these films share one commonality, that being a kind of emotional center that humanizes a cast of monsters.
I LOVE this movie the only reason its rated R is because of how scary it is, the first time I watched this i had to hold on to my bed to keep myself from jumping.I HIGHLY recommended this
The conjuring is definetly a step up from Other horrors released during this period. Good acting with a good storyline. Plenty of scares in this one with a slightly disappointing ending. However overall it is a very enjoyable horror film.
The Conjuring is one of those classic horror movies that doesn't have any sex, or constant cursing, and relies purely on the haunting nature surrounding it. The acting is brilliant, the cinematography is great, and the story is just brilliant. The movie digs into our fears, and demonic realms. No cheap jump scares, just pure terror. This is truly one of the best horror movies I have ever seen. Superb movie. 8/10
As a horror movie, it had some scares, but as a story, it wasn't that surprising. Though it is based on a true story and I love haunted house movies, these kinds of films have lost their surprise. It seemed like a cross between Insidious (directed by James Wan also) and Sinister. Insidious also dealt with demonic possession (in fact, one old lady that was also a ghost in Conjuring looked like the same one in Insidious) and Sinister, which also deals with demonic possession, features the characters moving into a house that was previously haunted already and those that enter are in danger. So basically, there weren't many surprises, but I wish we knew more about the ghosts. We don't know the names of these demons or where they came from (other than Hell) and some of the ghosts appear in one scene and have nothing to do with the movie. As a horror fan, it does have scares, but I think they should have a new approach to the haunted house genre. I still say The Others was the best of the haunted house movies (though I haven't seen Amityville Horror). Overall, I guess if you haven't seen the two horror movies I've mentioned, it would be scarier. So I'm on the fence with this one.