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DVD review: The Conjuring: Who knew real life could be this scary?

The Conjuring


Real life events are a great basis for stories. There are so many unexplainable events that have occurred in reality that make for a great foundation for films to build on. Exorcisms, haunting, and many other real life events are as scary if not more than the films that are inspired by these events. In the early 70’s, there was an inexplicable event that was so fantastic it’s hard to fathom that it was real.
The Conjuring is an eerie, bewildering manifestation that aptly captures the true story of one of the most unusual real life stories. It’s an uncanny tale of the supernatural that will force one to re-evaluate your beliefs and question what you believe about the supernatural. The movie stars Patrick Wilson (Insidious), Vera Fermiga (Source Code), Ron Livingston (Parkland), Lili Taylor (The Courier), Joey King (White House Down), and Hayley Mcfarland (Fragments).
The Conjuring is the silver screen adaptation of an event that occurred in the early 70’s that surrounded a demonic possession/haunting of a family. The story is about a family named Perron who buy a house where some ghastly murders took place. The house has been cursed is has been waiting would be occupants then force them to murder one another after being possessed. The latest family seeks the aid of a pair of well-known paranormal researchers, Ed and Lorraine Warren, to help rid them of the spirits. It’s a bone chilling tale that is one of the better horror movies in recent years that is stocked with great suspense as well as thrills and chills. This unnerving narrative will keep you on your toes and easily send chills up your spine. This is horror at its best. Its set in the days of yesteryear and the film uses that approach to storytelling.
Patrick Wilson delivers another impressive performance in a horror film. He plays Ed Warren and somehow, he just gets it. This role is not as good as the one that he had in the first Insidious but it is nearly as impressive. Wilson finds a way to get you to believe and that goes a long way in this type of film. Vera Fermiga costars as Lorraine Warren and makes a good compliment to Wilson.
The Conjuring is one of the real life stories that are so incredible that it’s hard to believe that it supposed to be based on actual events. This tale of demonic possession is easily one of the better horror stories that is actually a true horror story and not some “blood and guts gore fest” that just tries to push your visual gag reflex with the use of excessive blood and grotesque imagery. The Conjuring is much like Insidious, it’s a good throwback to the classic horror that made the genre great. The Conjuring is clearly a must see for all fans of the genre. If you love great suspense and a good story then this is clearly a “can’t miss” film.