The Conjuring

The Conjuring ★★★½

I had legitimately avoided watching this because I saw Insidious in theaters and it scared the living hell out of me. Even with that cheesy Darth Maul guy, I was SHAKEN. I can’t deny the skills behind the camera though, that is some honest fear-inducing talent. The Conjuring has some serious skill behind the camera, and I found it to be a good balance of scares and overall entertainment. It had some weak story moments (Annabelle is kinda unnecessary?) but the things I take away from it are the genuine scares and great visuals. James Wan is usually super stylized but he did great with sticking to the setting and having it be convincing for the time period. Overall this isn’t his best horror in my opinion, but I had a good time watching this and am interested in the sequel.

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