run time: 112 mins
rated: 14 A
considered: Horror, Thriller
starring: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Lili Taylor, Ron Livingston

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

my thoughts: The Conjuring is based on real life events that took place back in 1971. The Perron family move to a farm-house located in Massachusetts, where they encountered an evil spirit. The ghost was traced back to the famous Salem Witch Trials, and is protecting the land she once owned. This movie is filled with all the typical paranormal/hair raising moments like opening doors, falling pictures, ghosts, and other unexplained things.

Everyone will want to yell at the screen “don’t go down there” or “get out” but the movie sadly turns into your typical possession and exorcism movie. I thought it was a good scary movie until they think one of the family members is possessed and want to conduct an exorcism.

Patrick Wilson has found himself a king of the paranormal genre, since he also stars in the Insidious franchise.

my star rating: 5 out 10