Staring: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor, Ron Livingston, and others
It wouldn’t be right to go through the month of October without some spooky movie reviews! So the first one I have is The Conjuring which is based on a true story from the files of Ed and Lorraine Warren, a couple who are paranormal investigators. The first time I had ever heard of Lorraine Warren was when I watched a show called Paranormal State, in that show she is a lot older than she was when this case happened. Since she was on her own I am going to assume that it was also after her husband passed away. I took an immediate liking to her and became very curious about because I did not know of any demonologist before I seen the series that would some times have her on it.
I have been wanting watch this movie for a while but I had just never gotten around to it and then I seen it was on Cinemax, so I recorded it to watch when I had some down time. This movie was seriously creepy! I don’t know what it is about paranormal stories that just seem more creepy to me than the gory horror, but they are. Maybe it’s because there is more of a mystery and they just put you on edge and then something jumps out and scares the crap out you.
In 1971, Carolyn and Roger Perron move their family into an old farm house in Rhode Island. Not long after they have moved in do they start experiencing some very strange unexplained things. It soon gets to the point to where the kids won’t sleep in their rooms because they are so scared and they all start sleeping in the living room. The couple have no clue what to do about what is happening so they contact Ed and Lorraine Warren to check out the house.
The Warrens soon discover the whole area is infested with satanic hauntings and that it wouldn’t matter if the Perron family left that the evil would follow them. To stop this evil, the Warrens have to use their skills and spiritual strength to defeat the evil that is inside the house.
This movie had me jumping all the time and I knew something was going to happen, but some times you just can’t stop your body from reacting. It was seriously creepy. I went on History vs. Hollywood to see what they had to say about this show and how accurate it was to what exactly happened. Can you believe Perrons lived in that house for ten years! Even though hollywood took certain liberties the Perrons said that it was pretty accurate. I read one article where one the daughters said that some of the things that happened to them were actually worse than in the movie. Ed and Lorraine were not invited to the house as quickly as in the movie but who would want to watch a movie that spanned ten years, so they sort of crammed everything that happened in the span of decade into a few days for a two hour movie. Also Ed Warren did not actually preform the excorsim in real life as is portrayed in the movie.
One of my favorite types of movies are those based on a true story and I especially love the creepy paranormal ones. I am still quite the skeptic when it comes to ghost, etc because I am just one that needs to see something myself to believe it. It doesn’t mean that I can enjoy a good scare! For those of you who have seen the movie then you know that the newest creepy movie coming out Annabelle is based on a true story of what happened to the family who purchased Annabelle. (Annabelle was mentioned at the beginning of The Conjuring and I realized it right away when I seen the doll. The real doll looks nothing like that as it is really a Ragety Ann type doll. I had once seen a story about it on Mysteries at the Musuem.
I am going to guess that The Conjuring was popular enough to make a sequel involving a different case. It’s about the Enfield Poltergist that happened in the UK in 1977 and I think they are getting a little Ed and Lorraine Warren happy because as far as I could see I don’t really seem them mentioned in anything that has to do with this case, well unless you count Wikipedia, which I don’t. Should still make for an interesting film!