Sunday, October 20, 2013
Harrisville RI, 1971. A family moves into an old house with a dark history, and almost immediately it becomes apparent that there are malevolent forces present. When they consult with paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, they find out that the situation may be even worse than they thought.
The Conjuring gave me that sweaty-palm, tense feeling that we all hope for in October. The characters were fairly believable, likeable, and well-acted, and the paranormal researchers had the refreshing ability to refrain from classifying every squeaky board as a ghost. Apparently the plot is based on a true story, but whether you buy that or not, it's a damn solid and effective haunted house movie.