The movie that ruined hide-and-seek


The Conjuring swept movie theaters all around the world and haunted them with its true story of paranormal activity. Director James Wan, maker of Insidious 2 and Saw, recreated this series of events in Rhode Island.

The ‘70’s set story tale of the Perron and Warren families sent a chill through every horror-hungry viewer.  The movie is about a couple, Carolyn and Roger Perron, and their five daughters who move into a new home, only to find themselves being tortured by satanic spirits.

The movie begins with an almost immediate tragedy to the family’s dog, triggering an instantaneous uneasiness in each member of the family.

After a chain of unusual events, from indescribable bruises to random opening doors, the family called upon Ed and Lorraine Warren, paranormal investigators, who had never seen anything similar to what was taking over the Perron household.

The movie conveys a real sense of reality and does not come off as too over the top or unrealistic and absurd.  With music like Tiny Tim’s “Tiptoe Through the Tulips,” every aspect of the movie is unsettling.

While the scares in the movie are momentarily terrifying, the fear did not carry on home.  With no gore, violence, or overtly scary moments, it haunts you with reality and a sensible understanding of paranormality.

With a wonderful director guiding them, the actors of the movie, Lili Taylor, Ron Livingston, Patrick Wilson, and Vera Farmiga, did a great job conveying the reality of the situation and the time in which it took place.

Being a very cheap investment, the popular movie raked in a lot of cash for James Wan and his cast and crew.  In fact, just days before the movie came out, the studio announced that they are coming out with The Conjuring 2.

The Conjuring was a hit from critics to casual movie-goers and it will cause you to never want to play hide-and-seek again.