Main Cast: Hayley McFarland, Joey King, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor, Ron Livingston, Mackenzie Foy, Shanley Caswell
Director: James Wan
Released by: Warner Bros.
MTRCB Rating: R-13
Opening Date: August 21, 2013
Movie Info: Before there was Amityville, there was Harrisville. “The Conjuring” tells the true story of Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga), world renowned paranormal investigators, who were called to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful demonic entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most horrifying case of their lives. –Warner Bros.
The Positive: James Wan has mastered how to build up dramatic tension and terror to the eyes of his viewers by filling up his narrative with truly terrifying moments. Matched with great performances, “The Conjuring” is effectively creepy as it manages to get the audience scream and talk back to the screen saying “Oh My God” several times.
Scarier than all the Paranormal Activity franchises combined, this film is undoubtedly the best horror flick of the year.
The Negative: Familiar elements from various horror movies that we’ve seen in the last 3 decades are present in this film.
Memorable Line: “The devil exists. God exists. And for us, as people, our very destiny hinges on which we decide to follow.”
STARMOMETER SCORE: 9/10
“The Conjuring” Trailer: