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The Conjuring (2013)

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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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James Wan
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vera Farmiga ... Lorraine Warren
Patrick Wilson ... Ed Warren
Lili Taylor ... Carolyn Perron
Ron Livingston ... Roger Perron
Shanley Caswell ... Andrea
Hayley McFarland ... Nancy
Joey King ... Christine
Mackenzie Foy ... Cindy
Kyla Deaver ... April
Shannon Kook ... Drew Thomas
John Brotherton ... Brad
Sterling Jerins ... Judy Warren
Marion Guyot Marion Guyot ... Georgiana
Morganna Bridgers ... Debbie
Amy Tipton ... Camilla
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Storyline

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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Evil Loves Innocence. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

When the Hayes brothers and Lorraine Warren (a real-life demonologist) would chat on the phone about the script, they kept getting cut off by weird sounds and a lot of static. Then, out of nowhere, the line would suddenly go dead. See more »

Goofs

The 1967 Mustang convertible parked at the motel had B.F. Goodrich Radial T/A tires which were not sold in 1971. The Radial T/A was not introduced until 1972. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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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"Some of the artwork seen in this movie is provided by Austrian artist Maria Loewenstein." See more »


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Performed by Mackenzie Foy, Shanley Caswell, Hayley McFarland, Kyla Deaver and Joey King
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By far one of the best horror movies I've seen in a while.
19 July 2013 | by skeletonman13See all my reviews

I'm an avid horror fan. Lately I've been thinking there isn't much that can scare me (though Sinister got under my skin). I appreciate James Wan's films, I love the first Saw, Insidious was a damn good modern ghost story, but like all reviews have stated for it, the movie kinda loses it's momentum in the final act.

The Conjuring is better, scarier, and more tense than Insidious. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say it's one of the best horror movies of the last 5 or 10 years. It goes back to the classic rule of horror film making, never show the bad guy fully to your audience. Plus this movie knows suspense, I tell you, I almost threw a water bottle at the screen from sheer terror once the scare finally happened. There are no fake jump scares, the movie earned an R rating without any blood, sex, or profanity, it's all from the terror that this movie builds upon.

Not only is the movie scary, but as a film itself, it's almost a masterpiece. The script, acting, direction, style, tone, etc were all simply top notch. Wan's camera-work here is by far his best out of any of his movies. The choice to set the movie in the 70s was a stroke of genius as it feels so authentic and all the more real. If this story were set in the present, it simply wouldn't be as a effective or scary. The 70s style film making, costuming, and hair styling are a great throwback to likes of The Exorcist & The Amityville Horror.

Though there are a few (extremely minor) flaws, such are length, repetitiveness, and a resolution that happens way too fast. I don't care, every horror movie (or movie in general) has it's flaws. There will never be a perfect horror movie, if there is one, I haven't seen it yet. But all I know is James Wan's The Conjuring is one of the best horror movies I've seen in a long time, and it's been a really long time that a movie has scared me this badly.

10/10 Don't miss this one, it's an amazing theater viewing experience.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

19 July 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Warren Files See more »

Filming Locations:

Wilmington, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,855,326, 21 July 2013

Gross USA:

$137,400,141

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$319,501,756
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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