The Conjuring
The Conjuring (2013)

Before there was Amityville, there was Harrisville. "The Conjuring" tells the true story of Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga), world renowned paranormal investigators, who were called to help a family… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 19, 2013
DVD Release Date: October 22, 2013
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Well-crafted and gleefully creepy, The Conjuring ratchets up dread through a series of effective old-school scares.

Scott Marks
San Diego Reader

The trailer for The Conjuring is scarier than most horror features of recent vintage, and the feature makes good on the promise.

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Phil Brown
Globe and Mail

The Conjuring uses every stock scare in the horror movie playbook for a dumb, yet charmingly traditional haunted house picture that manages to feel more retro than rehashed.

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Sarah Marrs

The Conjuring is an especially well-crafted horror movie made almost entirely from practical effects, which is increasingly refreshing to see.

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Wesley Morris

Every hand that reaches into a wardrobe, every nervous trip into that basement just gets on your nerves. Satan needs to get over himself.

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Cath Clarke
Time Out

Wan builds mounting dread with silence and suspense, lingering the camera unsettlingly long here, creaking a door there.

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Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

The Conjuring is a throwback to classic 1970s horror, the heyday of possession, if you will.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

In The Conjuring, the scary casts out the spirit of the silly, permanently, and with a vengeance.

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Bruce Diones
New Yorker

Wan ... builds the many bumps in the night into a small Hitchcockian symphony of terror by way of long, eerie tracking shots, dramatic silences, and sudden scares that are frighteningly immersive.

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Nathan Bartlebaugh
The Film Stage

The Conjuring is a memorably spooky event; a campfire tale told with a breathless adamancy that stirs the hackles and attacks the imagination.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
Since Insidious a horror film hasn't scared the crap out of me like this, and Wan follows that great movie with this genuinely terrifying story that knows… More
Edward Boxler
The Conjuring is a testament to all non-believers that creaking doors, dead silences, noises coming from other rooms, and dark cellars can still be creepy when… More
KJ Proulx
Horror is a thing of the past. Since films like "Psycho" or "The Exorcist" were released, horror has been mocked, satirized, remade, and… More
Nikhil Nandu
It is certainly frightening at moments, but the Conjuring plays it safe. Nothing here is new. Nothing here hasn't been done better by someone else. It… More
Spencer S.
While "The Conjuring" definitely isn't an original concept, and for sure isn't as scary as it tries to claim to be, it's quite… More
Chris Weber
I've been a little leery of the horror genre over the past few years, only once in a while finding something I liked, but mostly just not giving hardly any… More