The Conjuring

The Conjuring

Blu-ray Disc - 2013
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"Based on true events, The Conjuring tells the thrilling story of ghost hunters Lorraine and Ed Warren (Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson), who help a family terrorized by an evil spirit in their mysterious farmhouse."--Container.
Publisher: Burbank, California : Warner Home Video, 2013.
Edition: Blu-ray widescreen version
Characteristics: 1 Blu-ray disc (112 min.) :,5.1 Dolby digital sound, colour ;,12 cm.
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lindy919
Mar 06, 2020

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Really good, scary horror movie.
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The one thing I don't like about it is the "based on a true story" nonsense that gives any credence to Ed & Lorraine Warren being anything but charlatans. I really hope they didn't get a single dime from these movies since all they did was prey on people desperate enough to believe anything.
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I though this was a really good movie! It was creepy at parts and lots of action! Based on a real story though.... Scary. I was kind of confused at the start though as The Warrens looked similar to the other family, it took like almost half the movie to figure it out. Also who keeps possessed objects in their house? Overall very interesting it kept me interested almost the whole time! Great Movie!

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jim14green98
Dec 15, 2019

if there is anything positive to say, it is that the first half of this movie is, while not outstanding or terrifying, very spooky and does a good job of unnerving you while not being drawn out and the family does a decent performance. It's in the second half when the Warrens (who mind you've been involved in many a hoax) come and it turns into a jumpscare-riddeled Cliche-spewing Sunday school lesson with hallmark levels of schmaltziness. At best this is a crowd-pleaser and a not-so-subtle church Commecial at best. Watch poltergeists and the excorsist if you want a masterpeice and not more fodder for teens and church moms.

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carroll6
Nov 25, 2019

Scary true story.. this is very good.

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carroll6
Nov 11, 2019

Scary stuff. If you like exorcism movies, this is for you.

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CountAlucard
Oct 11, 2018

There are some good visual ideas in The Conjuring but ultimately the film suffers from an over reliance other movie horror tropes. The homages to Poltergeist are probably the strongest but The Exorcist and Blair Witch Project appear to have had a strong influence as well. The film's haunted music box is designed in the cartoonish manner of a Tim Burton prop. Stylistically it seems from another movie. Was it so hard to hit ebay up for a genuine antique for a prop that is on screen as much? To add the film shows a poor understanding of what ordinary people were like in the 70's. People were not nearly so fit for one thing! Another is that it was an era of high disfunction. Even the mellow hippies were kind of shell shocked through the decade. These demonologists are just a little bit too hip (and beautiful) for the era. When the photos of the 'actual' families are shown at the end (a spooky touch which adds authenticity the film could have used sooner) you can see that these were definitely not 'movie people'. Better casting could have helped the film's credibility. Evidently a number of sequels were produced with these same two protagonists so I guess that kills the learning curve theory. As I mentioned there are some occasional creepy images and it does attempt to create atmosphere but it all feels like spare parts as opposed to a coherent story.

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SusyHendrix
Sep 06, 2018

Entertaining old-school horror. While I wasn't ever terrified, it does have good moments of tension and creepy atmosphere.

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GHN
Apr 27, 2018

Definitely not for the weak heart! For best effect, watch it in a raining stormy night, alone in the dark. For most fun, watch it in the dark with a few friends who are easily spooked by but like ghost stories. It's better than Halloween :)

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lavasushi
Apr 11, 2018

The Conjuring
Good cast. At least the creepy music and creaky floorboards added up to some scary visions. Haunted houses, dead silences, things that go thud in the night and creepy basements, always in the dark, is a pretty formulaic scary movie, but a little better done. I’ll sleep just fine at night though.

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goalie33_0
Sep 14, 2017

Not to many jump scares and a slow start. It's not the best James Wan movie ever but it will still keep you at the edge of your seat.

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RosyHorror
Jun 25, 2017

Frightening or Intense Scenes: The backstory of the demon is very dark, and involves hangings, suicide, and ritual sacrifice.

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Monolith
Nov 27, 2013

Ed Warren: "The devil exists. God exists. And for us, as people, our very destiny hinges on which we decide to follow."

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