IMDB Rating: 7.5
My Rating: 8.3
YESSSS. That’s about the best way to sum up this movie. Lately horror movies haven’t even given me so much as a pause, but The Conjuring, oh boy. There were some scenes where I was kinda freaked out and too scared to sit by the edge of my bed or allow my feet to hang off of the side. And at one point I’m embarrassed to admit, I had to have Mr. Awesome-McLovin’-Pants come with me to the kitchen because the light was turned off and I was freaked out. And Oh! During one scene, I stupidly glanced into a mirror on my wall and almost lost it before realizing that I was looking at my own reflection.
The Conjuring is a movie BASED on the true story of a family who sought out the infamous paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren to help find out what’s happening in their home. Ed and Lorraine Warren seem to be the real deal as far as I could tell; Ed was even apparently given rights and acknowledgement by the Catholic Church as a “demonologist”. The couple have ton of investigations under their belt, including the Conjuring source material, Amityville, and a bunch of others. Lorraine and one of the real family members even visited the set and lent out their ideas to make the movie more accurate.
The above scene seriously almost made me lose my shit, because it was right afterwards when I happened to glance in the mirror. I just fumbled back on my bed, pressing my back against the wall and refused to move for at least 20 minutes after this. SUPER creeper.
As these things usually go, shit got even more creeper throughout the film. This movie provided some seriously excellent acting by, in my opinion, some pretty well known actors. I was pleasantly surprised by how good of a movie it was, and if you haven’t seen it then you DEFINITELY should!