Although I generally find “exorcism” type movies unrealistic and somewhat stupid, this movie definitely made my heart skip a few beats.
Instead of having random loud noises throughout the movie that made me practically jump out of my seat, The Conjuring had some blood-curdling screams that actually related to the story.
The plot line was quite intriguing, as it connected the events in the movie to past occurrences in the “haunted house”.
It was not just the type of movie with random scary moments that don’t connect.
There were times when I literally screamed out loud because of the building suspense. My heart was racing.
On the down side, I don’t think that I would have found the movie as frightening if I didn’t pay attention during the entire film. There were times when the plot moved a little too slowly for a scary movie.
Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson acted extremely well as the role of the “ghost-hunting” yet religious Warren couple. They probably played the best role in the entire movie. Their conflicts between their religious beliefs and their job fit in well with the plot line.
I was a little disappointed with Ron Livingston’s role as Roger Perron, the father of the household, but Lili Taylor, who played his wife Carolyn acted phenomenally as a possessed mother wanting to murder her children.
Overall I will admit that this was the first movie involving an exorcism that I actually enjoyed. If there was a sequel I would definitely consider watching it.