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Conjuring, Horror - Ghosts

The Conjuring (2013)


Duration 1h 52m Rating (UK) 15
Source of story Events said to have taken place during investigations by paranormal investigators Lorraine and Ed Warren.
Director James Wan
Writers/Script Chad Hayes, Carey W. Hayes
Starring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor, Ron Livingston, Lorraine Warren

Elevator Pitch: Back in 1971, after giving a lecture to a full house on the subject of some paranormal events, Lorraine and Ed Warren are invited to investigate strange goings-on in a rural house occupied by a truck driver, his wife and their five daughters. This family have been plagued by weird noises, doors slamming and occasional imprisonment of family members in different rooms. The Warrens determine that the house is cursed, but while they are there the wife is invaded by the spirit of a witch, putting everyone at risk of violent death.

Content: No sex, nudity, smoking or drinking but a lot of creepy scenes, and quiet, quiet , bang! events. We see the Warrens lecturing where the doll Annabelle is seen as well as their house where their daughter is briefly at risk as the witch seems to be able to transfer there. But in the main the Perrons are seen in their house as more and more strange events take place, and they find a cellar which has been boarded up containing odd furniture and other things, including a bewitched music box.

A View: We have started watching this franchise having seen “Annabelle Comes Home” in the cinema, more of less by accident. They are OK if you like creepy stuff, and I quite liked it even though it is mostly in the dark. We have just got the base speaker on our sound bar working which made it better I think. The critics also liked it so it is probably worth the price of a download, particularly if you feel that the whole franchise is worth a view.

Additional Info: Stunningly it made twice its production cost on its first weekend and finally has made a fortune. There have been sequels and spin-offs.

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Author of this site three technical books and two novels



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