The Conjuring

(DVD - 2013)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Conjuring
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"Based on true events, The Conjuring tells the thrilling story of ghost hunters Lorraine and Ed Warren..., who help a family terrorized by an evil spirit in their mysterious farmhouse"--Container.
Title: The conjuring
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2013]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (112 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Summary: "Based on true events, The Conjuring tells the thrilling story of ghost hunters Lorraine and Ed Warren..., who help a family terrorized by an evil spirit in their mysterious farmhouse"--Container.
Audience: MPAA rating R for sequences of disturbing violence and terror.
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ISBN: 9781622242245
Statement of Responsibility: a New Line Cinema presentation ; a Safran Company, Evergreen Media Group production ; a James Wan film ; written by Chad Hayes & Carey W. Hayes ; produced by Tony DeRosa-Grund, Peter Safran, Rob Cowan ; directed by James Wan
Credits: Directory of photography, John R. Leonetti ; editor, Kirk Morri ; music, Joseph Bishara.
Performers: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor.
System Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen, dual layer; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Other Language: English, dubbed Spanish or dubbed French dialogue, optional Spanish or French subtitles ; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject Headings: Haunted houses Drama. Parapsychology Drama. Warren, Lorraine Drama. Warren, Ed Drama.
Genre/Form: Horror films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Horror films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Feature films.
Biographical films.
Topical Term: Haunted houses
Publisher No: 3000053663
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Nov 07, 2014
  • trotter73 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

a decent ghost movie. But I wish they'd stop with the 'based on a true story' BS. The only truth is that they bought a house.

Sep 20, 2014
  • SquirrelFace rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

this is the scariest movie i've watched and i've been trying to find a movie that will scare me without using blood and guts and violence. There's not a lot of gore but very suspenseful. very creepy, very spooky. especially if you've just moved to a new home....

In 1971, Roger and Carolyn Perron move into an old farmhouse with their daughters. They find a boarded up entrance to a hidden basement and are soon haunted by paranormal forces. When they become desperate, they call in famous paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. They discover that the house has been haunted by a witch who murdered her own son and is trying to posses others to do the same. Ed and Lorraine try to convince the Church to allow them to perform and excorcism and save the Perrin family.
The story of a family in a haunted house has been used in a lot of horror movies, but The Conjuring does it pretty well. A lot of horror movies these days depend on jump scares to make the audience scared. This usually frightens you for a few seconds but ends up feeling like a cheap and lazy way to scare someone. However, the Conjuring is really good at building up tension and a creepy atosphere which ends up being much scarier than a simple jump scare. Also unlike a lot of other movies of its genre, there is nothing sexual, no nudity and no really violent scenes. The only reason the movie is rated R is only because of how scary it is. This means that The Conjuring doesn't really show you blood and gore to scare you, but lets you imagine what is happening, which means it can be as scary as you make it for youself.
All the characters in the movie; the Perrons and the Warrens as well as the other supporting characters are decently acted. The children are also surpsisingly convincing when they are acting in scenes where they have to be scared since child actors are usually not so good at acting. Some of the characters do feel really unecessary, like the 5 daughters. Only a few of them are really important to the story and even though the movie claims to be based on true events and therefore the daughters had to be there, some of them really don't do anything at all. But Ed and Lorraine themselves are pretty interesting, especially Lorraine who is a "clairvoyant". The effects in the film are also mostly practical, which makes everything feel more real than CGI effects.
Overall, The Conjuring is a creepy, scary movie that doesn't really on sex or violence, so you can watch it with your kids if they're up to it. Even though I really don't think that this happened in real life, the story is pretty interesting and the cinematography is really good as well as you get some really creepy shots. The Conjuring is one of the few movies that sets up a scary tone instead of jump scares and is an enjoyable horror film you can watch with anybody that can handle being a little scared.

Jul 14, 2014
  • tgwilliams rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Based on historical events of a violent murder that took place in the late 1800's
Spooky supernatural phenomena ... scarey nonetheless!

Apr 12, 2014
  • greencheerios rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

The stroy line has been done a million times. I didn't find it scary one bit and I'm a wuss when it comes to horror movies.

Apr 07, 2014
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Unless you're a gullible, starry-eyed, Catholic, wiener-head, The Conjuring's story is sure to strike you as being nothing but a lousy pack-of-lies. This film will undoubtedly leave you absolutely outraged at its demented exorcism-rubbish and its totally sickening, self-righteous, religious overtones._____ From one predictable sequence of thuds & creaks after another (ho-hum!), The Conjuring's story relegates those saintly Catholics as the ones laying claim to "hauntings" as being their sacred territory, and their's alone. (So, lay off you F.N. faithless ones!)_____ I thought that The Conjuring's Paranormal "Supers", Ed & Lorraine Warren, were hilariously unconvincing. These 2 goody-goody, Catholic, ghostbusters perform Vatican-approved exorcisms and spew out biblical mumbo-jumbo that'll kill you with its insincerity._____ After seeing what this film expects the viewer to swallow as fact-based truth and take at face value, I swear its pious propaganda will make a true disbeliever out of you, as it did me._____ All-in-all - The Conjuring was an ultimate mess of exorcism-movie cliches that sucked to heaven and hell, and beyond.

Apr 02, 2014
  • kah_chan rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I like horror film without all those green slime and blood thrown in your face moment. This is a master piece in this century, classy and powerful.

The box office of this film tells you more than enough about it, considering it an 'R'-rated adult film in many countries. Vera Farmiga should get an Oscar nomination for a leading actress. She draws you into her weak state after each scary moment ... you just can't help feeling for her and the victims.

Mar 01, 2014
  • kayliemarie rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great Horror! One of the scariest I've seen in a while.

Feb 18, 2014
  • tj_is_cool rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Quite entertaining.

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Nov 05, 2014
  • tgwilliams rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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Nov 27, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Ed Warren: "The devil exists. God exists. And for us, as people, our very destiny hinges on which we decide to follow."

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