The Conjuring

Mike and I just discovered that through our Dish TV service we can rent tons of free movies. I know, we’re a little behind the eight ball on that one. It took forever to download, but we decided to kick off our free movie fest with The Conjuring.

DirectorJames Wan

StarsPatrick WilsonVera Farmiga, and Ron Livingston

Runtime: 1 hour, 52 minutes

Plot Summary: (from IMDb) 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.

Rating: TV.

This movie was just ok. As far as horror movies go, it was a little predictable – you know, the haunted objects, the demonic exorcism, etc. That said, according to the introduction, it is based on a true story. There were some good, make you jump a little kind of scenes, but all in all, it was a little disappointing. I think the ending (I won’t spoil it here) was the most disappointing part.

Ratings Explanation:

  • Theater: This means the movie is awesome. Go see this movie in the theater – well worth the $100 you’ll spend for a night out to see it on the big screen!
  • On Demand: Since no one actually rents movies anymore, this category has changed to On Demand. This means it’s a great movie, but it is as good at home as it is in the theater and worth seeing a little sooner.
  • TV: This means the movie is ok. Wait for it to show up on HBO and see it for free.
  • Skip It: Movie sucks, don’t waste your time.

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