Sound Off: James Wan's 'The Conjuring' - So What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
July 22, 2013
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Based on the true case files of the Warrens. Now playing in theaters everywhere is James Wan's The Conjuring, the newest haunted house supernatural horror movie based on real world events. Lili Taylor and Ron Livingston play the parents of a family that moves into a farmhouse terrorized by a dark presence. They seek out the help of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, played by Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson. Were you scared by what they find? How is the movie itself? Once you've seen it, post a comment with your thoughts on James Wan's The Conjuring.
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To spook the guests, I liked The Conjuring quite a bit, it's a great horror film from start to finish. James Wan is a very talented director and has delivered an intimate, chilling and yet thoroughly entertaining horror-thriller. I love that tracking shot early on that follows everyone through the house, such a great way to setup the layout of the house and introduce everyone and give a feel of the place. In all honesty, I wasn't as scared as I was expecting to be (though maybe I had a bit of trouble believing in the reality of what was happening), but there were a couple of moments I almost had to cover my eyes because it was so freaky. I love how skilled Wan is at building terrifying tension using the sound and visuals and music, you can't hide.
What did you think of James Wan's The Conjuring? Instant horror classic or boring drama? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!