With Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Lili Taylor, Ron Livingston, Shanley Caswell, Hayley McFarland

Written by Carey & Chad Hayes
Directed by James Wan

New-generation Horror director James Wan has played a role in reinvigorated the art of scaring audiences with projects like Saw and Insidious.
Here he takes on the chilling true life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. It is early-'70s Rhode Island, and after the Perron family begins to experience disturbing occurrences at their new isolated farmhouse, the Warrens take on the case. With the family unable to escape this ever intensifying force, the Warrens face one of their most challenging and dangerous caes that could cost many lives (and souls).

Wan builds tense moments of impending terror and escalating danger from unseen forces to great effect - from utilizing the essential basics like well placed sound and crafty editing, to visual effects. It always helps if the cast is an accomplished one that can really sell the fear, and here they do.
I must admit that I didn't find this to be as terrifying as reported, but then, I've seen a few Horror movies over the decades(!)

A single featurette extra looks at the art of scaring the audience in The Conjuring, with cast and crew interviews and behind the scenes footage.

4 / B
- Paul Blom

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never let a review decide for you, but for those who need a rating, see the Flamedrop scale below
6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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