Directed by James Wan (Saw & Insidious), The Conjuring brings us the story of Roger and Carolyn Perron. After moving into their new farm house, with their five girls, strange noises and foul stenches begin plaguing the family.
As Carolyn(Lili Taylor) starts waking up with new bruises everyday, she also notices that the clocks stop every night at 3:07 a.m. While playing a game of “hide and clap”, the family finds a cellar that has been boarded up. From here the presence in the house grows steadily more malevolent. Carolyn seeks out Ed and Lorraine Warren:a demonologist and clairvoyant.
Based on a true story, the Warrens (Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson) uncover the sinister history of the Perron’s idyllic looking house.The use of sound and mood creates some effective scares. No fancy F/X; just a good, solid ghost story that relies on the tension and suspense that you create for yourself. The movies feels a tad bit long and the last 30 minutes are very familiar,but, overall it is time well spent.