The Plot: The Perron family movies into a new home. However, their happiness is only shortlived. Some entity starts haunting and hurting them. Will the demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren be able to save the Perrons?The Rating: I’ve seen my fair share of horror movies. And as far as the whole haunted house stuff goes, The Conjuring isn’t too bad. It’s certainly not the most frigthening or innovative film out there but it pretty decent. I really liked Vera Farmiga’s performance as Lorraine and also the actresses who played the kids did extremely well. The film features a nice amount of creep and you will jump several times. To be honest, I hadn’t expected it to be this good. Another huge plus point is the atmosphere. The setting is well chosen and I loved the wardrobe. Along those lines I’d also like to highlight the amazing soundtrack. The movie is worth watching for that alone. However, the biggest flaw this picture has is the familiarity. Despite being a well made film with minial digital effects. Something feels off. To many of the scares and idea feel like a deja vu. Of course it’s almost impossible to re-invent the wheel but many scenes bear a strong resemblance to famous horror films. The Conjuring is a well made and scary horror movie. It’s better than I had hoped but for me as a horror fan it just had to many copy-cat moments we already know from other films.
Did you watch this one? Let me know in the comments what you think!