From the director of Saw and Insidious(and the upcoming sequel), James Wan is also the man behind, The Conjuring. A “true life” haunted house film which is based on the story of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, world renowned paranormal investigators(best known for their involvement in the Amityville haunting case), who come to help the Perron family (Ron Livingston and Lili Taylor), who are experiencing strange phenomena in their new home.
I might say that, this is one of the scariest movies of 2013. It surpassed Insidious(one of my favorite) a little extent.
The Conjuring received 86% overall ratings on tomatometer(Rotten Tomatoes) from the top critics compared to Saw and Insidious that received 31% and 56% respectively.
The horror movie is artfully crafted from the first scares to the closing credits, with a bold retro vibe. ~ Peter Hartlaub (San Francisco Chronicle)
I was not expecting to be scared out of my wits by this creepily crafted and sublimely superior supernatural horror, but I was. Before the end, my cinema seat had worked itself through the three demonic stages of infestation, oppression and possession. ~Brian Henry Martin (UTV)
Smart, stylish horror flick, though a standout more for its elegant performances than any original scares. ~MaryAnn Johanson (Flick Filosopher)
Slick, scary and with a sequel already on the way, The Conjuring doesn’t reinvent the horror wheel but is still a frightener that’s worth your time. ~Lewis Bazley (Sky Movies)
This is a horror film where a pair of suddenly clapping hands gives you the heebie-jeebies, and Wan doesn’t cheat with his jump scares. ~Peter Howell (Toronto Star)
The sound effects are the aural equivalent of a 21st century form of digital diarrhoea, guaranteed to leave the hairs on the back of your neck suffering from erectile dysfunction. ~Graham Young (Birmingham Mail)
According to the excutive producer Walter Hamada, Conjuring has been given an “R” rating by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), and it’s not because of blood, gore, swearing, sex, or any of the other usual offenders but they basically said, “It’s just so scary”.
In June 2013, it was reported that New Line Cinema was already developing a sequel.
Before we end up, here are the TOP 10 epic moments from the film.