Written by Scotty
There are very few times in people’s lives when they are able to start over. Outside of a relocation program to keep witnesses out of harms way, moving ones family to a different state is very taxing on them, especially the kids. Having to find new friends and a new group to fit in with is very difficult and although they have time to find a new inner circle, most of the time, they just shut down and want to go back to their old home.
Roger and Carolyn Perron have decided that moving to a new home for the well being of their family is the thing to do. Buying a new home out in the open country would be beneficial to themselves and their girls. When seeing the new house, it is easy to see that there will not be too many issues, other than making it their own, but when the clocks end up stopping on their own at 3:07am, Carolyn finds out that there is something else happening and wants an explanation.
Ed and Lorraine Warren are making a name for themselves, giving lectures on what they do to make a living. Being Demonologists, there are many questions that are asked of them and they are more than willing to help anyone in need. After their most recent case, gathering the possessed doll named Annabelle, the couple is looking for time off, but when Carolyn approaches them, they can see there is something more sinister at work and check out the house.
With their research quickly uncovering what happened at the house in the past, along with the surrounding area, Ed and Lorraine know that they are in for a battle that could rival anything they have witnessed before. As the Perron family is tormented by the evil spit inside of the house, it has latched itself to the family and there may be no way in escaping its torment. As the supernatural occurrences get more violent towards the Perron family, the Warrens turn their attention to the church to get an exorcism done on the house as quickly as possible, but with hesitation from the cloth, they are left to fight the evil spirit on their own.
The Conjuring follows two families as they are stuck in the grips of evil spirits. The Perron family as they are trying to start their lives over in a new home and the Warrens as they are trying to settle down and enjoy their time together. As the Perrons start to witness strange occurrences in their home, they try to make due, but as the spirits get more violent and start to harm the family, they have to get help to rid themselves of the entity. The Warrens have dealt with the evil spirits before, but have not witnessed what is happening to the Perrons before and have to call upon all of their past experiences to save the young family from the clutches of the evil spirit that inhabits the old home.
This could go down as a modern classic horror film in my book and let me tell you why, it encompasses all of the bare essentials of an old school movie, and did not give into any of the new methods that have been implemented to bring scares to the screen. With a good storyline, a great cast and old school direction, this movie has brought to light that bringing scares to life is easier than fancy camera tricks and CGI, it is as simple as putting someone in a reflection that is not there when you turn around to take another look. High props to the cast and crew of this movie and I hope they still follow the same formula that made this movie so special when the sequel comes out. Stay Scared.