The Conjuring (2013)
RJG Ratings- 90
A family call upon famous paranormal investigators ,The Warrens ,after they notice strange occurrences in their new home.
Starring- Patrick Wilson ,Vera Farmiga ,Lili Taylor
Director- James Wan
The cast is pretty solid.Led by Patrick Wilson ,Vera Farminga and Lili Taylor ,they are able to shoulder the movie effectively equally amongst them.They give excellent performances and really help deliver this movie.Supporting the lead are the talented youngsters who play the 5 daughters.All manage to shine in their respective scenes.
The movie is based on the true story of the Perrons & the Warrens.The characters are well developed and its easy for the audience to connect or relate with the various characters.The story does its best to divert itself from the usual cliches and thus presents a horror movie that is fresh from the usual stale pile of movies we are treated to.
James Wan's direction is mainly based upon extracting the best from his cast.Especially in the very first stages ,when he uses absolutely no horror techniques ,he uses his cast to effectively scare you with their performances.A best example being the child who sees someone standing behind the door.Its pitch black but we do end up believing theres someone behind the door.James' has utilized his cast to their best!
The horror methods used is excellent and keeps the audience soaked in the the thrilling atmosphere.
The camera work is perfect and theres plenty of perfect scenes captured by the cinematographer,John R. Leonetti.The music by Joseph Bishara ,is a perfect choice and delivers the chills effectively.
Overall ,Conjuring is easily one of the best horror movies of all time ,and deserves multiple viewings.