So, tonight I watched The Conjuring with Brent.
If you’re a horror/ghost buff, this is right up your alley. I myself have no quarrel with anyone whom believes in the supernatural. I’m interested in the scientific part of it, but who can go wrong with some classic horror style movies. This movie is the collaboration between one of the two experts from the original incidents, Lorraine Warren. She collaborated on the movie, to give it proper information. As the movie is based on her and her late husband’s work in the ’70s. This particular incident is the haunting of a home in the Rhode Island area, involving a witch.
The movie has all the right beats of a classic horror movie, which is usually a good thing. As modern gore fests are not really scary, but more of just a gross out show. This time around with James Wan as the director, we get basically to me, his best work since the first Saw movie. We have all the elements of dread, atmosphere and the right among of jump scares to have us enjoy the movie.
The acting is spot on, we have a cast that while some of them are new to the horror genre (mainly the kids). The part of the cast has been in horror movies before, know how to emote and make us believe are the people they are portraying. Some of the scares don’t have particular stings like James’ previous movies like Insidious where almost every incident involving a ghost, has a musical sting. I’ve seen the sequel to Insidious and while its cool to have more depth to Patrick Wilson’s character with his childhood, but we knew it was going to have segments with the parasitic ghost inhabiting his body, and it kind of played out how we all figured it would. This movie, it doesn’t fall in the same trap of predictability, some of the moments we can predict, but not all.
In terms of the movie being based on the true story, I can’t really confirm whether it is or not truthful to the story. All I know is, that Ed Warren, wanted this movie to be made. He met with Producers 20 years ago to get a movie rolling. This was also found on Wikipedia, so whether or not its really true is another story in itself. All I know is, it’s a really good movie, and those of you whom would like this sort of story, should give it a rent or watch on Netflix or something at some point. You won’t be disappointed.
Well I’ll sign off for now, gotta get some sleep. I’ll see about posting some mini reviews later on for some classics I’ve seen that are much older.