The Perron’s feel they’ve struck it rich when they find a beautiful old farmhouse, nestled in the privacy of a beautiful wilderness, for a bargain price. They, along with their five daughters, move into the house and begin simple renovations.
All is well and happy…that is, until the unwanted, unseen guests begin to show themselves in frightening ways. After the ghosts begin attacking the mother (mostly) and preying upon the daughters in the night, the couple calls upon two renowned paranormal investigators (Ed and Lorraine Warren). But can they uncover the evil mysteries of the house and it’s tormented souls before the family falls victim, indefinitely?
Gothic romance readers will love this movie, it’s chocked full of gothic-romance-makings: haunted toys, a creepy old haunted doll, restless spirits, an isolated old farmhouse, the curse of a witch, and a strong female lead (plus many, many more frightening scenes that will keep you on the edge of your seat)!
This movie is not for the faint of heart, as the MPAA gave it an R rating particularly because they felt the movie was ‘too frightening for children.’
I watched The Conjuring at my local theatre and was satisfied with this thrill of a movie and highly recommend it.
My personal rating: 5+ stars