Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Movie Spotlight: The Conjuring

The Conjuring is a 2013 movie starring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor, and Ron Livingston.  It is based on a true story involving clairvoyant Lorraine (Farmiga) and demonologist Ed (Wilson) Warren and the haunted house of the Perron family.  The movie begins in 1968 with The Warrens being consulted about a possessed thing I've noticed about supposedly haunted or possessed dolls is that the dolls are usually pretty creepy-looking and kind of look like they would be haunted (I'm so glad my family never gave me any old, horrifying dolls).  Luckily, the scary doll isn't in the movie too much since I was already creeped-out five minutes into the movie because of that thing.

The movie skips ahead to 1971, when Roger (Livingston) and Carolyn (Taylor) Perron and their five daughters move into a farmhouse in Harrisville, Rhode Island.  Their dog refuses to go inside the house, which should've been a pretty big clue that something is off with the place, and paranormal activity starts occurring almost immediately.  After one of the daughters sees a spirit in her sister's room, Carolyn contacts Lorraine and Ed for help.

I won't say too much about the movie because I don't want to give too much away, but I will say that The Conjuring is one of the scariest movies I've seen in awhile, and the fact that it's based on a true story makes it even scarier.  If you'd like to know more about the fascinating story that inspired the movie, you can find out about the Perron haunting here:

My rating: 8.5/10


  1. The Annabell doll is actually a Raggity Anne doll that was possessed. The film wanted her to be creepy...

    This was actually the first movie in about 20 or so years that actually scared the bejesus out of me. I nearly screamed in the theater. My husband was actually surprised that I agreed to watch it, let alone stayed throughout the movie after that freaking doll appeared in the first 15 minutes

    1. Have you read The Demonologist? It's about the Warrens, and it's the scariest thing I've ever scared me more than The Cojuring did.