Opening in theatres this Friday from director James Wan and New Line Cinema comes a dark tale of a family dealing with THE CONJURING.
This film tells the story of the Perron family. Led by father Roger (Ron Livingston) and wife Carolyn (Lili Taylor) they move into an older home with daughters Nancy (Hayley McFarland), Christine (Joey King), Cindy (Mackenzie Foy), April (Kyla Deaver).
But the excitement of a new home lasts moments before things begin to happen in the home. Voices and shadows are scaring the family into the living room while looking for help.
The help comes from Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga). The couple are famous paranormal investigators and Lorraine is a medium. After a gathering Carolyn confronts the couple pleading for help. Consenting the couple pack up their equipment and head to the Perron house bringing Drew (Shannon Kook) and Brad (John Brotherton) for backup.
Immediately the house puts up a fight and attacks! It is Lorraine who discovers the history of the house, which gives them an upper hand. The terror however is also creeping toward there home where daughter Judy (Sterling Jerins) and grandmother Georgiana (Marion Guyot) are oblivious.
There is little time before the house claims them all!
FINAL WORD: Livingston as the family leader, although spooked, seems to have a handle on his family – or does he. Taylor is the creepy character here and it’s nice to see her back in that genre since her stint in THE HAUNTING. She lets things get under her skin for sure!
The daughters are amazingly calm during all the houses spookiness, as McFarland, King, Foy and Deaver know it’s safer in a group downstairs than separate around the house!
Wilson as Ed has also become somewhat of a horror film genre actor and that’s probably because he has a calming face. Here he believes in what he and wife Lorraine played by Farmiga are doing – and the cost. Farmiga has a few secrets of her own that slowly surface.
Other cast include: Shanley Caswell as Andrea, Hayley McFarland as Nancy, Morganna Bridgers as Debbie and Amy Tipton as Camilla.
TUBS OF POPCORN: I give THE CONJURING four tubs of popcorn out of five and let me tell you why! It is quite simple actually, because this is the type of horror film I love to see. This is a true scary movie in every sense so the word horror shouldn’t even be used here.
The music, the spookiness, the creaking of stairs, the darkness – all of that is what makes this a scary movie. The main ingredient of this scary is the viewer themselves. Curling up in the chair, hanging on to someone’s arm, or hanging on to a bucket of popcorn THAT is a scary movie!
I had a really good time, jumped a bit, jaw dropped a bit more and walked out feeling like your suppose to feel at a scary movie – glad to be out! Not feeling blood soiled and disgusted.
In the end – based on the true case files of the Warrens, see and believe!
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