The Conjuring

Release Date: July 19th, 2013

DVD Release Date: October 22nd, 2013

R |1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary

In 1970, paranormal investigators and demonologists Lorraine (Vera Farmiga) and Ed (Patrick Wilson) Warren are summoned to the home of Carolyn (Lili Taylor) and Roger (Ron Livingston) Perron. The Perrons and their five daughters have recently moved into a secluded farmhouse, where a supernatural presence has made itself known. Though the manifestations are relatively benign at first, events soon escalate in horrifying fashion, especially after the Warrens discover the house's macabre history.

Cast: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor, Ron Livingston, Shanley Caswell, Haley McFarland, Joey King, Mackenzie Foy

Director: James Wan

Genres: Thriller , Horror

Production Co: Safran Company, Evergreen Media Group

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Quest , Suspenseful , Daughter , 1970s , Wife , Husband ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The big difference is that "The Exorcist" took the nation by storm with fresh ideas and brilliant filmmaking. The Conjuring conjures with amped-up echoes of old ideas, and represents a bet that they still retain their creepy appeal for today's audience. show more

  • 80
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    The handsomely shot, expertly button-pushing scare-fest has the polish and the cast to draw older audiences who grew up on shockers built from performances rather than CGI. show more

  • 75
    Tirdad DerakhshaniPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Unexpectedly fresh, alive, and vibrant - and wonderfully traumatizing. show more

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