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Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.

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In 1971, Carolyn and Roger Perron move their family into a dilapidated Rhode Island farm house and soon strange things start happening around it with escalating nightmarish terror. In desperation, Carolyn contacts the noted paranormal investigators, Ed and Lorraine Warren, to examine the house. What the Warrens discover is a whole area steeped in a satanic haunting that is now targeting the Perron family wherever they go. To stop this evil, the Warrens will have to call upon all their skills and spiritual strength to defeat this spectral menace at its source that threatens to destroy everyone involved. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Rated R for sequences of disturbing violence and terror | See all certifications »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$41,855,326 (USA) (19 July 2013)

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$137,387,272 (USA) (25 October 2013)
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Ed Warren and Lorraine Warren investigated the Perrons' Rhode Island farmhouse in 1973 and 1974. See more »

Goofs

On the landing to the basement stairs you catch a glimpse of a vacuum cleaner that is a Kirby model 1CB Omega. That model of Kirby did not appear until 1972, a year after the movie was said to take place. See more »

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Debbie: It scares us just thinking about it. When you hear it, you're gonna think we're insane.
Ed Warren: Try Us. Please, from the start.
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When the names "Shannon Kook", "John Brotherton", "Sterling Jerins" appear in the end credits, a white cross on the grave turns upside down. See more »

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Features The Brady Bunch (1969) See more »

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Time of the Season
Written by Rod Argent
Performed by The Zombies
Courtesy of Marquis Enterprises, Ltd.
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James Wan at his best
6 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Conjuring" is a high class horror film, its hard not to be scared by it, we care for the characters and the story is compelling enough to make you feel interested the whole time.

Based on true life events, Ed and Lorraine Warren are paranormal investigators set to help a family terrorized by a demon, said to be one of the most terrifying cases of their lives which they hadn't shared with anyone...until now.

First of all, I loved that it takes place in the 70's, I agree completely with director James Wan's point of view that it is almost impossible to make a horror film set in the present. For example, the teenage daughters of the haunted family would be taking pictures of the demons with their iphones and would be posting them on posting them on instagram, basically the demons would turn into the victims and the humans would be the bad guys.

The movie isn't perfect though, there are a few plot holes in it, but still it does have some great scares in it that had me jumping out my seat and I liked the way it builds up tension and lets us know the characters before it starts with all the craziness. Not only is the movie set in the 70's, but it also has the feel of a 70's horror film, with slow zooms and filming styles you wouldn't expect from a modern movie. I really believe James Wan has outdone himself with this movie, I'll even go so far to calling it the scariest movie I've seen in my life. Thank you James Wan for this great movie and good luck with Fast & Furious 7.

I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a great horror film, I guess it gives the feeling audiences must have felt when watching "The Exorcist", "Don't Look Now", or Poltergeist" for the first time.


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