Movie Review: The Conjuring

October 5, 2014 Movie Reviews 4

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The Conjuring

Staring: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor, Ron Livingston, and others

4 stars

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.

That part so creeped me out!

That part so creeped me out!

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.

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Another really creepy part!

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!

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4 Responses to “Movie Review: The Conjuring”

  1. Kate @ Midnight Book Girl

    When I went to BEA this year, I stayed with one of my NY friends. A few days before BEA started we drove up to Connecticut to an event at Lorraine Warren’s home. Her husband passed away, but she and her son-in-law hold talks in her home, and then you get a tour of all the spooky shiz they’ve collected over the years (the real Annabelle doll is a Raggedy Ann doll like you said). I saw preview for the Annabelle movie, and it was nothing like the story the Warren’s told. Of course, The Conjuring was greatly enhanced too, but the new movie has less in common with the actual source material.

    Still a skeptic, but it was a fun evening, and Lorraine Warren is an adorable little old lady. My favorite part of the night was when Lorraine was explaining that as newlyweds, some man mentioned to Ed that his wife was a psychic and Ed yelled “She’s not a psychic, she’s my wife!”.

    • ladystorm

      Man, that would be so cool to get to meet Lorraine and go through her collection of scary things and to see the real Annabelle doll! I also thought the Annabelle movie looked a bit more movie made up than the real story but it makes fora good spooky story! I want to see it! I am a bit of a skeptic myself but that does sound like it would make for a fun evening! 🙂

  2. Rita @ My Home of Books

    Ah, my daughters saw The Conjuring and enjoyed it. I didn’t know what it was about but now I understand their fascination, based on true fact? Hmm, I don’t know if it’s for me but thanks for sharing the info 🙂

    • ladystorm

      I have always been fascinated with paranormal movies especially those based on true events. I stayed the night in a haunted hotel and it was fun though still a bit of a skeptic cause I wanted to actually see a ghost not just orbs on my photos…lol. 🙂

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