The Conjuring


The Conjuring

Overview:

Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.

Votes 3088 (7.4/10)

Runtime: 112 minutes

Release Date 2013-07-18

Budget: $13,000,000.00

Revenue: $318,000,141.00

Website: Link

Tagline: Based on the true case files of the Warrens

Production company:

  • New Line Cinema
  • The Safran Company
  • Evergreen Media Group

Production country:

  • United States of America

Genres:

  • Horror
  • Thriller

Trailer

Further Information

Ed Warren
Patrick Wilson
Patrick Wilson
Lorraine Warren
Vera Farmiga
Vera Farmiga
Carolyn Perron
Lili Taylor
Lili Taylor
Roger Perron
Ron Livingston
Ron Livingston
Andrea Perron
Shanley Caswell
Shanley Caswell
Nancy Perron
Hayley McFarland
Hayley McFarland
Christine Perron
Joey King
Joey King
Cindy Perron
Mackenzie Foy
Mackenzie Foy
April Perron
Kyla Deaver
Kyla Deaver
Drew Thomas
Shannon Kook
Shannon Kook
Brad Hamilton
John Brotherton
John Brotherton
Judy Warren
Sterling Jerins
Sterling Jerins
Georgiana Moran
Marion Guyot
Marion Guyot
Debbie
Morganna Bridgers
Morganna Bridgers
Camilla
Amy Tipton
Amy Tipton
Rick
Zach Pappas
Zach Pappas
Bathsheba Sherman
Joseph Bishara
Joseph Bishara
Leah
Rose Bachtel
Rose Bachtel
David
James D. Nelson
James D. Nelson
Maurice
Christof Veillon
Christof Veillon
Mrs. Walker
Carmella Gioio
Carmella Gioio
Father Gordon
Steve Coulter
Steve Coulter
Woman in Audience
Lorraine Warren
Lorraine Warren
Director
James Wan
James Wan
Screenplay
Chad Hayes
Chad Hayes
Screenplay
Carey Hayes
Carey Hayes
Producer
Rob Cowan
Rob Cowan
Producer
Tony DeRosa-Grund
Tony DeRosa-Grund
Producer
Peter Safran
Peter Safran
Casting
Anne McCarthy
Anne McCarthy
Casting
Kellie Roy
Kellie Roy
Costume Design
Kristin M. Burke
Kristin M. Burke
Rigging Gaffer
Eddie Bowlin
Eddie Bowlin
Editor
Kirk M. Morri
Kirk M. Morri
Executive Producer
Walter Hamada
Walter Hamada
Executive Producer
Dave Neustadter
Dave Neustadter
Production Design
Julie Berghoff
Julie Berghoff
Art Direction
Geoffrey S. Grimsman
Geoffrey S. Grimsman
Set Decoration
Sophie Neudorfer
Sophie Neudorfer
Makeup Department Head
Eleanor Sabaduquia
Eleanor Sabaduquia
Makeup Artist
Rick Pour
Rick Pour
Hairstylist
Yesim 'Shimmy' Osman
Yesim 'Shimmy' Osman
Makeup Effects
Justin Raleigh
Justin Raleigh
Art Department Coordinator
Lindsey Suggs
Lindsey Suggs
Construction Coordinator
Tom Jones Jr.
Tom Jones Jr.
Leadman
Polar Bear Shaw
Polar Bear Shaw
Sculptor
Katrina Johnson
Katrina Johnson
Property Master
Robert Beck
Robert Beck
Key Hair Stylist
Kelly E. Marlow
Kelly E. Marlow
Unit Publicist
Patricia Story
Patricia Story
Script Supervisor
Cate Hardman
Cate Hardman
Dialogue Editor
Justin Dzuban
Justin Dzuban
Dialogue Editor
Daniel Laurie
Daniel Laurie
Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Steve Maslow
Steve Maslow
Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Gregg Landaker
Gregg Landaker
Original Music Composer
Joseph Bishara
Joseph Bishara
Unit Production Manager
Chris Bromley
Chris Bromley
Steadicam Operator
Mark Meyers
Mark Meyers
First Assistant Editor
Dennis Alaniz
Dennis Alaniz
Post Production Supervisor
Jason Leib
Jason Leib
Supervising Sound Editor
Joe Dzuban
Joe Dzuban
Sound Designer
Joe Dzuban
Joe Dzuban
Sound Effects Editor
Bruce Tanis
Bruce Tanis
Sound Effects Editor
Joseph Tsai
Joseph Tsai
Music Editor
Lise Richardson
Lise Richardson
Director of Photography
John R. Leonetti
John R. Leonetti
Costume Supervisor
Janet Ingram
Janet Ingram
Hair Department Head
Yesim 'Shimmy' Osman
Yesim 'Shimmy' Osman
Special Effects Supervisor
David Beavis
David Beavis
Still Photographer
Michael Tackett
Michael Tackett
Transportation Coordinator
Ty Church
Ty Church
Transportation Captain
Mark McNeill
Mark McNeill
Visual Effects Supervisor
Ray McIntyre Jr.
Ray McIntyre Jr.

John Chard

It's November 1st, 1971, I'm sitting here with Carolyn Perron, who with her family, has been experiencing supernatural occurrences. The key with The Conjuring is not that it has freshness on its side, as evidenced by the ream of horror fans arguing on internet sites about "nothing new on the table" , but while those fans will be going hungry for a very, very long time, The Conjuring does everything right for the splinter of horror it deals with. There's a lot to admire about a horror film that in this day and age stands tall and proud against the ream of remakes, sequels and teen friendly slashers that "haunt" the multiplexes with all too much frequency these days. Free of gore and sex, this was automatically going to alienate a good portion of the lustful members of the horror fan base, but for those who like their horror served with appetising scares and a cauldron of suspense, then this delivers plenty to your particular table. Forget the "based on a true story" tag, since it's kind of irrelevant in this new technological age, it's a selling gimmick that actually means "this story might be true and we might have played with it a bit". Regardless of hoax charges and embellishments, just buy into the premise, commit to it as a scary story in the same way as director James Wan has, for then the rewards are there for the compliant. Story essentially is based around an investigation in the early seventies by paranormal specialists Ed and Lorraine Warren, who aided the Perron family as they were victims of dreadful supernatural events at their Rhode Island home. Wan builds it deftly, letting us into the Perron families lives as they move into what they believe to be a dream home. Then things start to happen, but again Wan builds it in slow instances, creating a palpable sense of dread, his camera work intelligent. So when the big moments come they have maximum impact and have us also yearning for the Warren's to get involved. There is no over killing of the boo-jump scares, they are placed with care and marry up superbly with the mounting tension. Naturally all the cliché conventions of the haunted house movie are here, strange smells, creaky doors, ominous cellar and etc, yet these are supplemented with Wan's talented knack for a good scare and a very effective production design. From mysterious bruises and literal leg pulls – breath holding games of hide and seek – to bona fide pant soiling moments, The Conjuring is a lesson in sustained unease until the big finale is unleashed. The script is devoid of cheese and pointless filler, itself refreshing in a horror sub-genre that suffers often with these problems. Joseph Bishara's musical score is an absolute nerve shredder, and again it's a refreshing accompaniment because it doesn't resort to telegraphed shrieks to tell us to be afraid, it never overwhelms a scene. John Leonetti's cinematography has Gothic textures, both in the house and outside of the lakeside farmhouse, while the strong lead cast of Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor and Ron Livingston come up trumps for sure. Met with critical and box office success, The Conjuring justifies its reputation as a superb haunted house movie. 9/10

Per Gunnar Jonsson

The Conjuring is a fairly classical horror/haunted house/exorcism movie. That was pretty much what I was hoping for. Slow and creepy build up to a final outburst and confrontation with an evil entity. This is a good movie although it is not really something new in terms of story. It is fairly impossible not to think about, and make comparisons with, The Amityville Horror when seeing this movie. I do not think it really deserves the glowing 9 or 10 star ratings that I have seen but it certainly do not merit those 1 or 2 star ones either. What were these people expecting? This is a solid effort of making a movie along the classical lines of supernatural possession. As I wrote, it is not really something new, but it is nice to see a new movie using this kind of story without just turning it into a CGI gore-feast. Sure, the movie also includes the traditional pitfalls that most horror movies apparently must have like people thinking it is a good idea to walk down into the dark and scary basement all alone in the middle of the night. One thing that irked me with the movie though was the idea of phantoms and performing exorcism being presented as kind of normal and accepted things. Of the movie would have played itself out 70 or so years earlier maybe but in the 1970′s? It just felt somewhat surreal to see this “ghosthunter” make presentations and talk to people like supernatural entities and the practice of exorcism was just things that happened. The we have the ending of course. Not that it was overly bad but christ, if you are going to do an exorcism then do it damn it. Do not stop the procedure and look lost every time something goes bump. Anyway, I was not sure whether I was going to be disappointed or pleased when sitting down to watch this movie. On the whole I was pleased. It was a nice to watch a movie that was going back to the traditional values in horror movie making and it was as well implemented as one could expect.

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