You know how it goes: a new horror movie emerges onto the scene. We get excited, and then are let down by any number of things. Too many special effects. Terrible storyline, etc. etc… Then comes along "The Conjuring", director James Wan's cinematic interpretation of events taking place more than four decades ago. 2011's "Insidious" marked an abrupt switch from the bloodfest of his infamous "Saw" series to more supernatural territory. "The Conjuring" is the first horror film I've seen in years that's given me nightmares. And in spite of a few minor flaws, this movie has given me hope that the horror genre is alive and well. As I watched the Perron family's terror unfold on screen, I entertained these eight not so random thoughts. Perhaps you feel the same.
(Definite SPOILERS ahead...)