“THE CONJURING” Movie Review. Director JAMES WAN is BACK in TOP FORM.
“THE CONJURING” FILM REVIEW
A trifle belated, still it’s better late than never.
This Reviewer has gone on an overseas assignment, gotten back now and rushed this short piece.
Its’ a literary obligation.
No, “THE CONJURING” is not a great film even though it’s directed by the much hyped director of spooks JAMES WAN, who also helmed INSIDIOUS and SAW.
Neither will it be classified as a lack-lustre one.
It all depends on how you relate to the plot.
First, the synopsis:
Based on a true story, “THE CONJURING” expounds the creepy tale of how world-renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren played by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga, were called upon to help a family terrorized by an ominous presence in a secluded farmhouse.
Forced to confront a powerful demonic entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.
You will be treated with loads of unspoken silences and sudden jolts that will unnerve you as the suspense is prolonged amid eerie tracking shots.
There’s nothing new about haunted houses, wandering spirits and annoying exorcisms.
We see them over and over again, in different contortions and shapes, the apparitions crawling menacingly at us, with glassy eyes.
The load rests on the film director and JAMES WAN has proven it again that his spooky treatment of the haunted house is lifting this predictable movie many leaps above the average ghost haunting genre.
“The Conjuring” is an entertaining film to boot. Scary?
For fans of JAMES WAN’s creepy offerings, the answer is yes.
It’s as good as you can get. Director JAMES WAN is back in top form to scare the creep out of you.
To horror skeptics, a lot is left to be seen, much less verified.