the conjuring movie review - Aussieboyreviews


The film is definitely horrific and it will give kids nightmares, but The Conjuring is not appropriate for kids. This very scary paranormal film is very disturbing, entertaining and based on a true story.


Paranormal investigators and demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren must work to get rid of an evil entity haunting the Perron family after they move into a farmhouse and begin to be terrorised by the dark presence.

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Movie details

Director: James Wan
Cast: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor
Writer: Chad Hayes, Carey W. Hayes
Release Date (Australia): 18 July 2013
Runtime: 112 minutes/1h 52m
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (MA15+)

The film contains disturbing scenes and supernatural themes in the form of demonic possession and paranormal activity in a horror context.

Violence (MA15+)

A man is bitten by a possessed woman and blood is briefly depicted spurting from his face.

Coarse Language (PG)

The film contains a single use of “s**t” as well as occasional use of the word “goddamn”.

Sex (G)

There is infrequent and very mild verbal sexual innuendo.

mpaa rating

R (for sequences of disturbing violence and terror)

Aussie boy's thoughts

The Conjuring is basically all a true horror fan could want: pure terror that doesn’t rely on ridiculous amounts of violence, sex and language. The Conjuring is a paranormal horror film based on a true story directed by James Wan, and features terrifying music, horrific visuals, alongside a moving horror story.

There are several super-nicely-portrayed horror scenes targeted at scaring the heck out of you (which it obviously manages to do)! However, some viewers may be bored by the tension which can honestly get fairly slow, but the slow tension has you shaking in fear. A jump-scare or a big fright could jump out of nowhere, and that’s what usually leaves you on the edge of your seat.

The performances of The Conjuring are also truly realistic, and although your eyes are seeing terrifying things, you can’t stand to look away. Audiences need movies like this to remind them of what real horror is. Without relying on violence for scares, like the majority of horror films today, The Conjuring is an entertaining supernatural horror film.

Even if you can’t believe the fact that it’s a true story, it’s still a totally horrific story for people wanting true horror and would have to be the best horror film of 2013.

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